The Renault company was founded in 1899 as Societe Renault Freres by the Renault brothers. The first car, a Voiturette ICV had been built and sold in December 1898. The Renault AX was manufactured by the Renault Company of France. Louis Renault was one of the early automobile manufacturers who offered small, reliable, popularly-priced automobiles. The Renault AX was produced from 1908 to 1914 and remained virtually unchanged throughout production.
The Renault brothers - Louis Marcel and Fernand - decided that their reputation could be built through motor racing and entered many European races. Both Louis and Marcel Renault raced. However, Marcel was killed in the 1903 Paris-Madrid race and although the company continued to participate in racing, Louis never raced again. Fernand retired in 1906.
Typifying its reputation for engineering innovation, this 1912 Renault AX has a counter-balanced crankshaft and oil pump lubrication. The two-cylinder motor develops 12 horsepower. This car was 80-percent restored by its current owner. Maximum speed is approximately 35 miles per hour.
The Renault Type AX was produced from 1908 through 1914. Power was from a 1060cc engine that had two cylinders and around 12 horsepower. Top speed was in the neighborhood of 55 kilometers per hour from the 750 kg vehicle.
By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2009
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|The unmistakable sound of Formula 1 engines will echo round Donington Park on Saturday 30th April and Sunday May 1st as historic Formula 1 cars stage a series of spectacular demonstrations on the first two days of the Donington Historic Festival (that takes place on 30th April, 1st & 2nd May 2016).
The youngest Formula 1 demo cars will be the 2002 Jordan EJ12 from Takuma Sato's F1 debut year, the ex-Michael Schumacher 1992 Benetton B192, and the 1990 Camel Lotus 102 (ex-Derek Warwick/Martin B...[Read more...]|
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Chris Routledge, CEO of international auctioneers COYS, said: 'We were encouraged by strong results achieved across the board and the number of registered bidders joining us and bidding in the room – it's always good to see the market is as active as ever.'
He added: 'The derelict E-Type attracted attention from all four corners of the world and bidders in...[Read more...]|
|E-TYPE FOUND UNDER A HEDGE GOES UP FOR AUCTION|
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A 1963 Jaguar E-Type found under a hedge in the village of Bisley in Surrey could sell for thousands of pounds at an international car auction in London next week.
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|◾Top of the range Trax introduced with a sporty 1.4 litre turbocharged engine
◾Trax LTZ with 1.4 litre iTi engine includes sunroof, new 18 inch alloys, rain sensing wipers and driver's arm rest as standard
Holden Trax will cement its position as one of the best small SUVs on the road with the introduction of the new top of the range 1.4 litre Turbo LTZ model.
The refined 1.4 litre turbocharged engine option is coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission with Active Select and a variety ...[Read more...]|
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One of Italy's most famous marks, and perhaps most troubled, the trident-bearing automaker continues to provoke passion through its search of excellence.
Five brothers would come together in December of 1914 to found a motor company bearing their name—Maserati. Alfieri, Bindo, Carlo, Ettore and Ernesto had all demonstrated a passion for automobiles, particularly racing, during those early years at the turn of the 20th century.
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