René Dreyfus Biography
The story begins in 1914 when René was nine years old. The middle of three children he speaks of his early life with fondness, growing up in Nice. He later joined the Moto Club de Nice, which was sort of a junior league Automobile Club de Nice.
Forging his mother’s signature René entered his first race and won, due in large part to his being the only car in his class. During this time he and his brother Maurice owned a paper company with René acting as the salesman. He somehow convinced his mother that if he had a Bugatti he would be able to get around faster and see more customers. His mother was duped and soon the boys had their first race car.