Camille Jenatzy

Camille Jenatzy

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Camille Jenatzy (1868, Schaerbeek - 8 December 1913, Habay la Neuve) was a Belgian race car driver. He is known for breaking the land speed record three times and being the first man to break the 100 km/h barrier. He was nicknamed Le Diable Rouge ("The Red Devil") after the colour of his beard . On 17 January 1899 at Ach res, Yvelines near Paris, France, he reached the speed of 66.66 km/h (41.42 mph) over the kilometer, driving a CGA Dogcart. That same day, the record was broken by Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat, topped on 27 January 1899 when Jenatzy achieved 80.35 km/h (49.93 mph). This record was again broken by Chasseloup-Laubat, who applied rudimentary streamlining to his Jeantaud. Jenatzy replied with his third and final land speed record on 29 April 1899, reaching 105.88 km/h (65.79 mph) in the electric CITA N 25 La Jamais Contente, the first record over 100 km/h (60 mph).show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
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  • United States
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  • 6136629054
  • 9786136629056