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/1895

The "Éclair"

Michelin presents the Éclair, the first car to run on pneumatic tires, at the Paris-Bordeaux-Paris race.

  • Part of a ceramic frieze showing L'Éclair on display at l'Aventure Michelin in Clermont-Ferrand fullscreen

    Part of a ceramic frieze showing L'Éclair on display at l'Aventure Michelin in Clermont-Ferrand

  • L'Éclair, the first car to be fitted with tires fullscreen

    L'Éclair, the first car to be fitted with tires

  • Part of a ceramic frieze showing L'Éclair on display at l'Aventure Michelin in Clermont-Ferrand

    Part of a ceramic frieze showing L'Éclair on display at l'Aventure Michelin in Clermont-Ferrand

  • L'Éclair, the first car to be fitted with tires

    L'Éclair, the first car to be fitted with tires