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Kégresse in France

 

Where should we start? From the beginning of course!

History of the first two years of Kégresse, from the first prototype to the first Raid Citroën, told through pictures, reports and newspaper reviews.

Most of material is found at the French National Library, thanks for the oportunuty!

 

 

January

1921

Factory press pictures dated January 1921

One Kégresse K1 prototype: 3668-W-1

 

February

1921

At the "concours de chars de montagne" organized by the Automobile Club held in Aix-les-Bains on Mount Revard, dated 5-9 February 1921.

3 Kégresse K1 prototype: 3668 W1, and K1 5667 W1 and 5668 W1

 

The newspapers wrote:

Figaro: 08.02.1921

Le Matin: 22.02.1921

La Revue du Touring club: march 1921

La Revue Science et Vie: may 1921

 

Setember

1921

On September 1921 the Regina hotel is the location of a strange sight: a tracked vehicle Citroën-Kégresse climb the stairs of the hotel to take a trip arounr the dunes, by the beach returning to the hotel - driving directly inside the building using the stairs again!

Read more and see the pictures HERE.

 

The film can be seen occasionally on Youtube due copyright to Gaumont-Pathé Archives, you can see the film on this link: Hotel Regina.

 

2 Kégresse K1 Tous Terrain

 

October

1921

XVI Salon de l'automobile,  Paris 5-16 october 1921.

 

Do somebody knows more about this show?

Wanted pictures from this show!

 

 

 

 

 

Top: Kégresse K1 Nèige with 2 place body.

Bottom: a Kégresse K1 Tous Terrains with touring body.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The newspapers wrote:

Le Génie civil: 11.12.1921

Sometimes around 1921 is this pictures of this Kégresse K1 Nèige 2 place with registration number 2280 W1 from.

We will see around many places in France. Tipically with Adolphe Kégresse at the wheel.

 

February

1922

6 Citroën-Kégresses participated at the snow raid in Annecy-Chambéry, 7-10 februar 1922 and 22 februar.

There is a rapport and a lot pictures, we have collected and translate in this booklet: HERE

Read the french version HERE

 

6 Kégresse K1 Nèige: 9007-E3, 2271-W1, 2272-W1, 2273-W1, 2280-W1 and unknown number.

 

 

The newspapers wrote:

Le Miroir des sports: 16.02.1922

La Revue du Touring club: march 1922

This Kégresse K1 Nèige with registration number "2273 W1" has been on he trip to Norway in february 1923 with 2280 W1 and the K1 Labourdette.

 

September

1922

2 Kégresse K1

Left: general Sackville West

Right: general Sikorski

at the grandes manoeuvres de Coëtquidan, 14-15 september 1922

 

December

1922

1922

Camp de Châlons

 

4 Kégresse K1 Tous Terrains: 78 029, 78 030, xx(78 031?) and xx(78 032?)