Maurice Augières

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[Collection Jules Beau. Photographie sportive] : T. 21. Année 1903 / Jules Beau : F. 33v. [Paris – Madrid, Tuileries, 19 – 22 mai 1903];

Though for a brief period he was a land-speed record holder, there is hardly any biographical data available for Maurice Augières. He was of “Belgian origin”, who became a “wealth Paris merchant” (see here).

On 17 November, 1902 Augières borrowed Fournier’s Mors and achieved a speed of 77.13 mph (124.13 kph) at the Dourdan track – two weeks after Fournier’s record run there. Augières’ record was beaten in July, 1903. He also attended the 1902 Paris-Vienna race and took part in the 1904 Gordon-Bennett Cup with a Belgian Pipe, but was forced to retire.

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