•2008 (Gouache) - C27 Aérosport - 1934 - Gabriel Voisin "I went to see you Voisin" 6 cylinder engine without valves.
Maximum speed 150 km/h.
Private collection (66,8 cm X 36 cm - 26.29 X 14.17)
Who was Gabriel Voisin?
• The company was founded in 1906 by brothers Charles and Gabriel Voisin (source Wikipédia).
Gabriel (left photo above) had already worked with other pioneers such as Louis Bleriot in society Blériot-Voisin . In 1906, Gabriel Voisin bought the factory at Billancourt Louis Bleriot located and established, with its brother Charles, the company Devices Aviation Les Frères Voisin . This is the first plant of commercial aircraft in Europe.
• The Society of Automobile Voisin (source Wikipédia).
In 1918, he turned to aviation and embarked on the construction of automobiles. In June 1919, Gabriel Voisin introduced its first model: the M-1
• What Gabriel Voisin brought to the car:
In 1920, he adopted a braking on all four wheels with a predominance in the front. The breakdown was as follows: 4/5 in front and 1/5 rear. This provision gave him a considerable lead on handling the braking.
The Neighbor-house built only of aluminum body fully.
Inspired by its aircraft cabins, he devised a set without frame, only formed assemblies walls, which bore the mechanism and suspensions. He inaugurated this principle in Tours, creating the first of all the "shells" now adopted worldwide.
He retained for seven years the world record of twenty-four hours to one hundred eighty-two km six hundred sixty medium, and record was only beaten on the track, unique in the world by its size and its facilities, Salt Lake City.
So he performed a difficult feat because thirty years later, in 1961, in the famous Le Mans 24 Hours, the winner of the event which trumpeted its success could not be taken to record the time as one kilometer per hour this time on a perfect circuit, with favorable straights. Chevrolet "Corvette", with a capacity of 5 liters, has not even reached the average.
In 1928, he was in possession of thirty-seven records speed auto world. these world records ranged from one hour to sixteen days.
He developed a twelve-cylinder in the 1920s and one day in 1934, he received four Englishmen led by the boss of the house Rolls Royce. They made several attempts, discussed technical and a year later, the house Rolls-Royce went a twelve-cylinder "Phantom".
This model had the brakes controlled by compressed air. This device was used on heavy weight afterwards.
• André Lefèbvre, spiritual son of Gabriel Voisin
(source Gabriel Voisin, Mes Mille et Une Voitures - Editions La Table Ronde).
André Lefebvre, the company's engineer Voisin for seventeen years, was especially attached to the laboratory, that is to say the research. The company Voisin ran into financial difficulties in 1931.
Renault had made great offers to André Lefebvre, who asked her freedom with Gabriel Voisin. He, too happy to please him accepted this request. Two days after he was Billancourt, where he was immediately sterilized by the proponents of the technical service.
Later, Gabriel Voisin met André Citroën and made aware of his affairs. This amazing man was ready for an agreement between the two houses. He taught man Javel Lefevre was at Renault. Eight days later, Lefèvre Billancourt abandoned and became an engineer at Citroen. It was installed in a corner of bleach plants, and, aided by a handful of men, he went out in three months the first of all Citroën FWD.
This construction was not fought because Lefebvre had entered the house in June and that his car had taken shape during the holidays. When the "opponents" returned to Paris in late August, it was too late to smother the attempt. The prototype was driving, and his virtues were well established.
André Lefebvre, the company's engineer Voisin for seventeen years, was especially attached to the laboratory, that is to say the research. Gabriel Voisin had studied, built and tested an eight-cylinder Knight without FWD valves. He took part in the studies and prototype testing.
Citroën, André Lefebvre is working with the designer Flaminio Bertoni and engineer Paul Magès, he led the creation of:
- Citroën Traction Avant
- Citroën 2CV
- Citroën Prototype C
- Citroën Type H
- Citroën DS
Pierre-Jules Boulanger was the CEO of Citroën from 1937 to 1950.
The idea of the 2CV is him, the DS called VGD it is he, Tub H and this is it. He was not an engineer but it was he who gave the ideas of future vehicles. Trained at the school Michelin, its rigorous management and the team he formed engineering gives an idea of its great value and insight.
Fonte : citbug.free.fr/
Peter Mullin: a very special collection.
• The C27 Aérosport is part of the famous collection of Peter Mullin
The Peter Mullin collection or car museum Mullin (Mullin Automotive Museum in English) is one of the ten largest car collection of rare prestige in the world "temple of haute automotive couture" museums (with the car collection of Ralph Lauren), founded in 2010 in Oxnard, California by the American billionaire Peter Mullin. It is entirely dedicated to French automobiles from the Art Deco period of the 1920s and 1930s, with more than a hundred models on display in perfect restoration, with a predilection for Bugatti
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