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The Paris-Trouville race was held. Sixty-four starters left St. Germain at 10:00 for the race of 173 kilometers to the French resort at Trouville. Paul Jamin in a Bollée 3 hp was first overall (light cars), with Gilles Hourgières in a Panhard (heavy cars) declared as the overall winner. He clocked an average speed of 25.2 mph for the 107.7 mile course. Following Hourgières was the Panhard of Albert Lemaître sporting a new grilled tube radiator and the 18 hp steamer of Comte de Dion.
Paris-Trouville race - 1899