Saturday, November 22, 2014

1903 10-hp Georges Richard

Georges Richard (1863–1922) was a French racing driver and automobile industry pioneer. His first automobile manufacturing business, Société des Anciens Établissements Georges Richard, was founded in the north-Paris suburb of Ivry-Port in 1897 by Georges Richard and his brother Maxime Richard. Originally copying Benz cars of the era, in 1900 Richard bought a licence from the Belgian Vivinus to build voiturettes. By 1905, however, there had been a parting of the ways with Henri Brasier (who had become Richard's business partner in 1901). Georges Richard moved on to create in 1905 or 1906 a new automobile company called Société anonyme des automobiles Unic. More

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