Two cars were made in
1929 to race at Le Mans. Number 27 was the car driven by
Valon and Gregoire in 1929 and 1930. Gregoire
placed first in his category and seventh overall in 1929
behind Bentleys and other big-block engines. The Tracta
A has a four speed gear box with overdrive specially
designed for the Le Mans race track. Its top speed was
140 Km/hour (90 miles per hour). The same car raced all
over Europe, at Francorchamps in Belgium and at San
Sebastian in Spain.
Other than a new coat of paint, the car remains
original. The trunk and spare wheel were mandatory for
racing at Le Mans during this time. All caps (gas, oil,
water) are mounted with a big washer with many holes.
After adding fluid in the pit, the caps were sealed and
the seal could not be broken without the Commissaire
supervising the operation.