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1929 TRACTA A

Front Wheel Drive 24 Hours of Le Mans Class winner

Production Years: 1929
Country: France
Number Produced: 4

Front-wheel drive endurance race car. 1st in class 1930 24 Hours of Lemans. Participant of the 2023 LeMans Classic. Four cars were made in 1929 to race at Le Mans. Our number 27 was driven by Valon and Gregoire in 1929 and 1930. Completing the race both years, Gregoire placed first in his category and eighth overall in 1930 behind Bentleys and other big-block engines. The Tracta A has a four speed gearbox with overdrive specially designed for the Le Mans race track. Its top speed was 140 Km/hour (90 miles per hour). This 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.

We are excited to announce that our 1929 Tracta A successfully participated in all three races at the Le Mans Classic this year! From June 29th to July 2nd, the Le Mans Classic hosted thousands of classic cars, with many having appeared in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. For the 100th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year, our Tracta A was invited to the event as it raced in the 1929 and and wonwinning its class in the 1930 24 Hours of Le Mans.

 

Prior to admission to the Le Mans Classic, our Tracta was required to complete a certification process that included a Historical Technical Passport (HTP) issued by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). This document allows us to race this car in FIA sanctioned historical motor sport events, such as  the Le Mans Classic.