Georges Louis Frederic Boillot was born in Valentigney, France on August 3rd, 1884 A mechanic by training he began automobile racing in 1908. He went on to join drivers Paul Zuccarelli and Jules Goux to help create a novel range of racing cars as part of the Peugeot team.
He debuted with them in 1909 in the Coupe de l’Auto at Rambouillet and in 1910, went to Italy to compete in the Targa Florio. The domination of big displacement engines (14 liters and over) ended around 1908 and development was stagnating until Lion Peugeot built three, lightweight, medium displacement, cars.
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