Classic Car Catalogue

Viii Grand Prix des Frontières

Frontières Grand Prix
4 June 1933
→1100 10 laps x 10.87 km = 108.7 km
1100→1500 15 laps x 10.87 km = 163.1 km
2000→3000 15 laps x 10.87 km = 163.1 km
3000→ 15 laps x 10.87 km = 163.1 km


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Entries and results:
No. Driver: Car: Model: Engine:   Entrant: Class: Pos.: Final: Laps: Time:
  Willy Longueville Bugatti T37A 1.5 S-4 W. Longueville 2000→3000 1st 1st 15 1h 20m 32s
  Clifton Penn-Hughes Alfa Romeo Monza 2.3 S-8 Bernard Rubin 2000→3000 2nd 2nd 15 1h 22m 49s
  Arthur Legat Bugatti T37A 1.5 S-4 A. Legat 1100→1500 1st 3rd 15 1h 23m 59s
  "Gé" Bugatti T37 1.5 S-4 "Gé" 1100→1500 2nd 4th 15 1h 33m 32s
  Georges David Georges Irat       G. David 3000→ 1st 5th    
  Jean Huart Bugatti T37A 1.5 S-4 J. Huart 1100→1500   6th    
  Dumaury Bugatti T35B 2.3 S-8 2000→3000 dnf dnf    
  J.-M. de Texidor Bugatti T54 5.0 S-8 J.-M. de Texidor 3000→ dnf dnf    
  Hans Simons Bugatti T43 2.3 S-8 H. Simons 2000→3000 dnf dnf 01  
  Viglielmo Matozza Alfa Romeo RLTF 3.6 S-6 V. Matozza   dnf dnf 00  
  Bultot Amilcar       →1100        
  Bennert Rally       →1100 1st     1h 34m 08s
  Vroonen Vroonen       →1100        
  Herbeaux Bugatti T37A 1.5 S-4 1100→1500 dna dna    
  Valmy (Vilma ?) Bugatti 1100→1500 dna dna    
  Constant Lauvaux Bugatti T37A 1.5 S-4 C. Lauvaux 1100→1500 dna dna    
  Abel Blin d'Ormont Singer A. B. d'Ormont   dna dna    
  Emile Cornet Mathis E. Cornet 1500→2000 dna dna    
  Frederick Théllusson Spéciale F. Théllusson 1500→2000 dna dna    
  Télesphore Georges Bugatti T. Georges 1500→2000 dna dna    
  Duyssens Bugatti T35B 2.3 S-8 2000→3000 dna dna    
  Georges Bouriano Bugatti T35B 2.3 S-8 G. Bouriano 2000→3000 dna dna    
  Ernst Burggaller Bugatti T35B 2.3 S-8 E. Burggaller 2000→3000 dna dna    
  Sir Henry Birkin Alfa Romeo Monza 2.3 S-8 Sir H. Birkin 2000→3000 dna dna    
Motor SportJuly 1933
The Grand Prix des Frontieres.

From the British point of view considerable interest attached to the Grand Prix of Frontieres by the participation of C. Penn Hughes, at the wheel of a 2.3 litre Alfa Romeo. The car was the property of Bernard Rubin and was to have been driven by Sir Henry Birkin, who was unfortunately prevented from doing so by his serious illness.
The race was held over the circuit of Chimay, 10 kilometres 870 in length, under the aegis of the A.C. de Beaumont-Chimay. There were five classes, which attracted the following entrants: 1,100 c.c. (108 km.) Bultot (Amilcar), Bennert (Rally), Vroonen (Vroonen); 1,500 c.c. (163 km.) Legat (Bugatti), Ge (Bugatti), Herbaux (Bugatti), Vilma (Bugatti). Huart (Bugatti); 2 litres, Cornet (Mathis), Thelusson (Thelusson), Georges (Bugatti); 3 litres, Longueville (Bugatti), Duisens (Bugatti), Bourviano (Bugatti), Burgaller (Bugatti), Penn-Hughes (Alfa Romeo); over 3 litres, David (Georges Irat).
The race was held in the middle of a programme of motor-cycle races, and was very keenly contested. Five cars retired from various troubles, and the ultimate issue was fought out between Longueville (Bugatti) and Penn Hughes (Alfa Romeo). In the end the former won by 2 minutes, setting up a new lap record by covering the distance of 10 km. 397 at a speed of 81.25 m.p.h.
1,100 c.c.—1, Bennert (Rally), 1h. 34m. 8 1/5s. 43.4 m.p.h.
1,500 c.c.—1, Legat (Bugatti). 1h. 23m. 59s. 72.7 m.p.h.; 2, Ge (Bugatti), 1h. 33m. 32s.
3,000 c.c.—1, Longueville (Bugatti), 1h. 20m. 32 1/5s., 75.15 m.p.h.; 2, Penn Hughes (Alfa Romeo), 1h. 22m. 48s.
Over 3,000 c.c.—1, David (Georges Irat), 1h. 38m. 18s., 42.7 m.p.h.