[CR]anyone have french mags from the 1920s-1960s?

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Date: Sun, 23 May 2004 10:14:37 -0700
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: "joel metz, ifbma/sfbma" <magpie@messengers.org>
Subject: [CR]anyone have french mags from the 1920s-1960s?

im trying to track down some more photos of and articles concerning two messenger events held in paris from the 1920s through perhaps as late as the 1960s:

championnat des triporteurs


criterium des porteurs de journaux

the info and articles i have now are all at:


i was wondering if i could get anyone out there who might have some french sports or cycling magazines from that time period to take a look through their december, january and february (and maybe even early march) issues to see if theres any article from the years i dont have information for... ive exhausted my own collection, and am hungry for more history! :)

id also love to find information on either the championnat des velos-taxis or championnat des transports utilitaires, which were both held during the war years...

ive found almost all my information in miroir des sports, so thats the prime place to look, but i simply dont have any other french magazines covering those months, so i dont know if miroir sprint, or any of the cycling-specific magazines covered the events...

thanks *immensely* to anyone who can help fill in some of the holes in my information!


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