Voisin C3S 1st Strasbourg 1922 #12 Rougier by Autocult
Trick with the Width
In 1922 Gabriel Voisin began to produce the automobile C 3 with his
company Societé des Aéroplanes Voisin. It was driven by a 4-liter engine with
an output of 81 hp. Most of the customers only bought the chassis to fit it
with custom-made car body of an independent car body maker and although or
perhaps for exactly that reason, the model advanced to a sales success.
There was also a sportive version of the C 3 available; a perfect
precondition for Gabriel Voisin, who has always been attracted by spectacular
sports and wanted his cars to compete in the Grand Prix A.C.F in Duppigheim
near Straßbourg on July 16, 1922. But instead of competing in the highest racing
class he went for a less noted classification. Only six cars; two Peugeots and
four Voisins; went to the starting line. From this perspective the chance to
succeed was quite good. But due to the fact that the Voisin race cars did not
fulfill the regulations of the race it was initially not clear if a Voisin was allowed
to compete in the race. The regulations required a minimum width of 130 cm and
the Voisin race car measured only 90 cm. Gabriel Voisin, who considered this rule
as absurd, was not willing to fundamentally change his slim body design. Nevertheless
he wanted his cars to compete in the race. His solution for this dilemma was to
fit an aerodynamically shaped extension to each side of the car body. With this
smart idea he met the race regulations without changing the slim body design extensively.
The four race drivers Rougier, Duray, Gaudermann and Piccioni went to
the start in their Voisins to compete against the other two opponents. The race
result after 53 laps and 709 kilometers proved the 42-year-old Voisin to be
right – Rogier won ahead of Duray followed by Gaudermann.
|Description: ||Voisin C3S 1st Strasbourg 1922 #12 Rougier |
|Catalogue#: ||ATC01009 |
|Product Type: ||Resincast |
|Scale: ||1:43 |
|Event: ||Touring Car & NASCAR |
|Colour: ||- |
|Drivers: ||Rougier |
|Sponsors: ||#12 |
|Dates: ||1922 |
|Race/Position: ||1st |
|Release Date: ||October 2019 |
|Weight: ||450 grams |
|Comments: || |
Strasbourg Grand Prix, Touring Car class
Limited edition of 333 pieces.
A relatively new maker of very well finished resincast models, established in 2015. Very imaginative choice of subjects, often concentrating on the more eccentric episodes in motoring history! Production limited to 333 pieces of each subject, which often means that we get one delivery and that is it, so pre-orders strongly recommended!! Made in China for Germany.