RADICAL Sportscars UK

Radical Sportscars

Radical Sportscars Limited
Industry Automotive
Founded 1997
Founder Phil Abbott, Mick Hyde
Headquarters Peterborough, United Kingdom
Products Sports Cars
Revenue £20m
Number of employees
Subsidiaries Radical Performance Engines,Radical Precision Engineering
Website RadicalSportscars.com,SR3SL.com

Radical Sportscars is a British manufacturer and constructor of racing cars. The company was founded in January 1997 by amateur drivers and engineers Mick Hyde and Phil Abbott, who built open-cockpit sportscars which could be registered for road use and run on a track without modification. Although most of Radical’s sportscars are road legal, they also build some purpose-built racing cars, such as the SR9 Le Mans prototype.


2006 Rollcentre Racing's Radical SR9 at the 2006 24 Hours of Le Mans. Radical LMP2 2006

Rollcentre Racing’s Radical SR9 at the 2006 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The company’s first car, the Radical 1100 Clubsport, was based on a Kawasaki motorcycle engine placed inside a small open-cockpit chassis. The cars were intended to run in the 750 Motor Club‘s races under the Sports 2000 category, with co-founder Hyde driving.

In 1999, Radical had built enough 1100 Clubsports that they decided to create a one-make series based around the car. Backed by the British Racing and Sports Car Club, the series featured identical cars that were open to anyone who owned an 1100 Clubsport. The same year, Radical debuted their second model, the Prosport. Available with Kawasaki or Suzuki engine up to 1500 cc in displacement, the Prosports were even more powerful and faster than the Clubsports, and included F3-size slick tyres and an adjustable rear wing. The cars were also brought to the United States for the first time, for use in the SCCA D-Sport class in 2000.

Radical’s next creation was the two-seater SR3, a car which could compete in international racing, such as the FIA‘s C3 class. The car uses a Suzuki-based engine tuned by Powertec (now RPE) which offered 1300 cc or 1500 cc versions and a maximum of 260 hp (190 kW) in the latter. A six-speed sequential gearbox was developed specifically for the car to improve performance. The SR3 could also be made road legal in the United Kingdom with the addition of indicators, a hand brake, a catalytic converter, and road legal tyres.

In 2006, Radical would make its largest leap into international motorsport with the development of the SR9, a complete Le Mans prototype in the LMP2 class. Official partner Rollcentre Racing would debut the car with success in the Le Mans Series and 24 Hours of Le Mans, and SR9s in the hands of independent teams would contest the 24 Hours of Le Mans a further four times.

Current models

Radical currently sells six different models, all of which can be converted to street use in certain countries. Various options, most notably in the powerplants, are available on all of the cars.


SR3 Supersport model at the Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch Radical Racing School.

An SR3 Supersport model at the Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch Radical Racing School.

The most popular Radical model, over 800 SR3s have been built in Tracksport, Supersport and ‘RS’ models. The car is built on a spaceframe chassis, and uses a variety of RPE-tuned motorcycle engines for power. Turbocharging is also available on the motors for even more power. Base versions produce 252 hp (188 kW) and get the SR3 RS to 60 mph (97 km/h) in just 3.1 seconds and on to 155 mph (249 km/h).


The Radical SR1 is aimed at the trackday driver and club racer, creating a new entry-level rung on the sports-prototype racing ladder. Combining exceptional performance and handling with LMP styling and low cost of ownership, the £29,850 SR1 reinforces Radical’s position as the world’s foremost sports-racing car manufacturer.


The SR3 SL is a full EC Type Approved, road legal track-day car that uses the Ford Ecoboost 2 litre engine, tuned to 300 hp for road use in the UK and Europe. The SL is Radical’s most advanced model to date with a six-speed paddleshift transmission and bespoke cockpit included tailor seats, electric mirrors, a heater and courtesy lighting.

2009 Radical SR3 in Spa



Built for international competitions, including hillclimbs and endurance events, the SR5 features a Honda production four-cylinder engine. A variety of gearboxes are also available, with either a manual or pneumatic semi-automatic paddle-shift. The spaceframe chassis does not integrate the engine as a stressed member in an attempt to increase its endurance capabilities.

Radical SR5 - Monolite Racing

Radical SR5 – Monolite Racing

PR6 Prosport

The replacement for the original Prosport, the PR6 is a purpose-built race car designed to meet SCCA and MSA regulations. The PR6 features a single-seater cockpit, with central driving position and many aerodynamic elements from the SR4 added. The PR6 is powered by a variety of motorcycle engines based on class regulations.


Radical SR8

The Radical SR8

Based on the SR3, the SR8 is a more extreme version intended for track use but can be registered for the road. The SR8 also features the largest engine Radical has ever put in their cars, with the 2600 cc RPE RPA V8 constructed by combining elements of Suzuki inline-4s, and producing 363 hp (271 kW). A further variant, known as the SR8LM, increases the engine to 2800 cc and brings power output to 455 hp (339 kW). In August 2009 Michael Vergers, driving an SR8LM, set a new lap record (6 minutes, 48 seconds) for a road legal production car at the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit. The previous record (6 minutes, 55 seconds) was also set by Vergers, in 2005 at the wheel of a Radical SR8.


The SR4 CS succeeded the hugely successful Clubsport/Prosport range, and remains faithful to its grassroots by remaining fast and easy to drive whilst inexpensive to own. It has a unique style and can be 1300cc or 1500cc models.

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In August 2009 Michael Vergers, driving an 2.8-litre SR8LM, set a new lap record (6 minutes, 48 seconds) for a road legal production car at the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit. The previous record (6 minutes, 55 seconds) was also set by Vergers, in 2005 at the wheel of a first-generation Radical SR8.

One SR8 was converted into an electric car by a team of students Racing Green Endurance from Imperial College London to drive the full length of the Pan-American highway in May 2010. The project aims to challenge commonly held perceptions surrounding electric vehicles performance and range.


The TMG EV P001 is a road-legal electric sports car by Toyota Motorsport GmbH, based on a modified Radical SR8 chassis.


The RXC is Radical’s first fully enclosed car. The standard engine is a 3.7-litre V6 engine from Ford tuned to 380 hp (280 kW), good for 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 175 mph (282 km/h). A seven-speed sequential transmission with paddle shifters is fitted as standard, and the car features aerodynamics and styling cues taken from the SR9 LMP2 project. Production of the RXC began in September 2013 with the car offered as both a road car and in a track/race variant.


One-make series

Although Radicals started out competing in existing events, it was Radical’s creation of their own series that have been the choice of competition for most Radical owners. Radical currently backs four international series, while a further six series have been created on the national level.

The Radical Masters Euroseries has featured an FIA accredited format since 2012 with two 50-minute races per weekend. The winner of this championship receives an LMP2 test with a leading team as well as a chance to race in the Rolex 24 in a DP, as part of the Sunoco Daytona Challenge.

The six-round FIA-recognised championship includes a full test day and season opener race meeting, before joining the GT Sport package. Each meeting features two 40-minute practice sessions, two 15-minute qualifying sessions and a pair of 50-minute races. The series is open to SR3 RS and SR8 RX models.

The Radical SR3 Challenge supersedes the Radical UK Cup and features two 40-minute races per weekend for SR3 RS racers. From 2012 lap times it is expected that this will be the UK’s fastest one-make series in 2013. Several established national teams are believed to be looking to join the series.

The seven-round championship also runs within the MSVR package, with each meeting featuring two 15-minute qualifying sessions and a pair of 40-minute endurance races, with the opportunity for one or two drivers per car. Teams are limited to one set of tyres per weekend, limiting costs and levelling competition.

The Radical Clubman’s Cup offers drivers the chance to race Radical’s four-cylinder cars in a more club-level environment. This series features a one-day format with two 20-minute sprint races. The winner of the series receives a drive in the Radical SR3 Challenge.

The eight-round championship is open to all SR3s, PR6 racers, as well as the new-for-2013 SR1 class. The Clubman’s championship runs within the highly promoted MSVR package and all rounds are supported by top-level factory spares and technical support. Each meeting features a 20-minute qualifying session, determining the grid for the two races.

Open to drivers who have either never held a race licence before, or are still eligible to wear a novice cross on the rear of the car (meaning they have competed in less than six races), the new-for-2013 SR1 Cup will lead the drivers through the process of getting on the grid, with a detailed programme of driver training and technical tuition.

Each race event takes place at the same meeting as the Radical Clubman’s Cup, ensuring that there will be support, expert advice and a spares truck at each event, and the qualifying session and two races will take place on the same day to keep travel expenses to a minimum. The races will be held at Brands Hatch, Snetterton, Oulton Park and Cadwell Park, some of the finest in the country, all run by MSVR.

Around the world there are numerous Radical single-marque racing championships, running to regulations that broadly mirror those of Radical UK and European racing series. In the US, there are two Radical race series, the Radical Cup West and the Radical Cup East.

Le Mans

In the second quarter of 2005, the company announced its plans to race in the LMP2 class of the Le Mans Series with their new SR9. The British Rollcentre Racing team would run the first chassis using Judd power before being joined later in the season by a factory team, known as Team Bruichladdich Radical, who used the AER powerplant. Both teams would score their only points of the season at Nürburgring, with Rollcentre taking third in LMP2 and Radical finishing in fifth.

Rollcentre would also run the company’s first entry in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Although the car finished in a distant 20th place, the car was able to prove its reliability by being able to finish the race only months after being completed. The factory Radical squad also flew to the United States for the final round of the American Le Mans Series, where they joined the third SR9 completed, now owned by Van der Steur Racing.

For 2007, Rollcentre sold their SR9 as they moved onto a new LMP1 Pescarolo. Embassy Racing purchased the car and continued running it in the Le Mans Series alongside the factory Radical, while Van der Steur would run a partial schedule in the American Le Mans Series. For 2008, Italian team World Racing Cars purchased the Judd-powered SR9 from Embassy with Swiss team Race Performance contesting the 2010 event.

British Formula Ford

Radical Sportscars
Motor racing team
Founded 2013
Country  United Kingdom
Team Principal(s)
Current series British Formula Ford
Drivers United Kingdom James Abbott
Teams’ titles

Radical Sportscars made its debut as a race team in the 2013 British Formula Ford season. Radical signed longtime Radical sportscar racer James Abbott to represent the brand in Formula Ford. In the new for 2013 Ford EcoBoost powered Radical chose for the new Sinter LA12 chassis produced by Fluid Motorsports. Former Formula Ford racer Robbie Kerr joined the team as a driver coach for James Abbott. After three rounds, with little success, Radical decided to replace the Sinter with a Mygale M13-SJ. While JTR‘s Dan Cammish dominated the season, Radical had a reasonable season. After switching to Mygale the results improved, finishing with two third place finishes in the last three races at Brands Hatch.

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BERLIET Vénissieux (Lyon) France 1899-1978

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Berliet Automobiles, Buses, Trucks, Vénissieux, (Lion)France 1899 – 1978

Automobiles M. Berliet
Traded as Automobiles M. Berliet SA (1917-1942)
Berliet & Cie (1942-1944)
Automobiles M. Berliet (1949-1974)
Fate Merged with Saviem into Renault‘s RVI division in 1978
Successor Renault Véhicules Industriels , now Renault Trucks
Founded 1899
Founder Marius Berliet
Defunct 1978
Headquarters Vénissieux, France
Key people
Paul Berliet (son of founder)
Products Automobiles, buses, military vehicles, trucks
Parent Citroën (1968-1974)
Renault (1974-1978)

Berliet was a French manufacturer of automobiles, buses, trucks and other utility vehicles, based in Vénissieux, outside of Lyon, France. Founded in 1899, and apart from a five-year period from 1944 to 1949 when it was put into ‘administration sequestre’ it was in private ownership until 1967 when it then became part of Citroën, and subsequently acquired by Renault in 1974 and merged with Saviem into a new Renault Trucks company in 1978. The Berliet marque was phased out by 1980.

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what follows now is the history about the cars and the trucks:

Early history

1908 A racing-model Berliet driven by Jean Porporato in the 1908 Targa Florio race

A racing-model Berliet driven by Jean Porporato in the 1908 Targa Florio race

1903 Berliet 20HP Closed swing-seat tonneau

Berliet 20HP Closed swing-seat tonneau 1903

1904 Berliet 40HP Tourer

Berliet 40HP Tourer 1904

Marius Berliet started his experiments with automobiles in 1894. Some single-cylinder cars were followed in 1900 by a twin-cylinder model. In 1902, Berliet took over the plant of Audibert & Lavirotte in Lyon. Berliet started to build four-cylinder automobiles featured by a honeycomb radiator and steel chassis frame was used instead of wood. The next year, a model was launched that was similar to contemporary Mercedes. In 1906, Berliet sold the licence for manufacturing his model to the American Locomotive Company.

Before World War I, Berliet offered a range of models from 8 CV to 60 CV. The main models had four-cylinder engines (2412 cc and 4398 cc, respectively), and there was a six-cylinder model of 9500 cc. A 1539 cc model (12 CV) was produced between 1910 and 1912. From 1912, six-cylinder models were made upon individual orders only.

First World War

The First World War led to a massive increase in demand. Berliet, like Renault and Latil, produced trucks for the French army. The military orders placed major demands on the factory’s capacity, necessitating major investment in production plant and factory space.

1915 Berliet WWI Memorial de Verdun

Berliet CBA at the Verdun Memorial museum. The CBA became the iconic truck on the Voie Sacrée, supplying the battle front at Verdun during 1916. It continued in production till 1932.

In 1915 a 400 hectare site was purchased between Vénissieux et Saint-Priest in order to build a new principal factory.

The Berliet CBA became the iconic truck on the Voie Sacrée, supplying the battle front at Verdun during 1916. 25,000 of these 4/5 ton Berliet trucks, originally launched in 1914, were ordered by the French army. During 1916 40 of them were leaving the plant each day. Under license from Renault, Berliet were also producing shells and battle tanks at this time. The number of workers employed increased to 3,150.

By 1917 the value of annual turnover had multiplied fourfold since the start of the war, a new legal structure was deemed appropriate. The company became the Société anonyme des Automobiles Marius Berliet.

Between two wars

After the war the manufacturer reoriented part of its production back to passenger cars, but Berliet nevertheless found themselves with excess capacity, as the army was no longer buying all the trucks the factory could produce, and overall output halved.

Shrinking the range

Marius Berliet responded to the outbreak of peace by deciding to produce just a single type of truck and a single type of car, which represented a departure from his pre-war market strategy. The single truck on which Berliet focused was the 5 ton CBA that had served the nation so well during the war.

An ill-judged short-cut

The passenger car to be produced, exhibited on the Berliet stand at the 15th Paris Motor Show in October 1919, was the 3296cc (15HP/CV) “Torpedo” bodied “Berliet Type VB” of modern appearance. Marius Berliet was not one to miss a trick: rather than devote time and engineering talent to developing a new car for the new decade, he obtained and copied an American Dodge. The Dodge was famously robust, and the Berliet copy was well received in March 1919 when it had its first public outing, locally, at the Lyon Trade Fair. The headlights were mounted unusually high and the simple disc wheels were large, giving the car a pleasing “no nonsense” look. Particularly attractive was the price of just 11,800 francs in October 1919. Unfortunately, however, the Berliet engineers failed to ensure that the steel used in the car’s construction was of the same quality as the North American steel used for the Dodge, and this resulted in series problems for the early customers of the “Berliet Type VB” and serious reputational damage to the company.

Bankruptcy and recovery

The factory had been set up to produce the “Berliet Type VB” at the rate of 100 cars per day which would have been an ambitious target under any circumstances. The rapid drop-off in demand for what at this stage was the manufacturer’s only passenger car model that followed the quality issues plunged the business into financial difficulties, with losses of 55 million francs recorded in one year. Survival was in doubt, and Berliet was placed in judicial administration in 1921. Marius Berliet himself had held 88% of the share capital, but was unable to pay off all the company’s creditors and the firm therefore fell into the hands of the banks. Berliet was nevertheless able to retain operational control. During the ensuring decade, supported by a sustained recovery in demand that in turn reflected an effective model strategy after 1922, Berliet was able to pay off his debtors and, in 1929, to regain financial control over the business from the banks.

A full range for 1925

By the middle of the decade the manufacturer was again exhibiting a full range of automobile models at the 1924 October Motor Show, although at this stage they all featured four cylinder engines including even the 3958cc “4-litre” with its impressive cylinder dimensions of 95 x 140 mm. The range for 1925 was as follows:

  • “Type VI”: Launched 1924 with a 1,160cc (7HP/CV) ohc engine. Wheelbase 2,800 mm (110.2 in)
    Listed prices Oct 1924: 16,260 francs (bare chassis), 21,500 francs (Torpedo), 25,500 francs (berline/saloon/sedan)
  • “Type VRC” with a 2,603cc (12 HP/CV) sidevalve engine. Wheelbase 3,060 mm (120.5 in)
    Listed prices Oct 1924: 20,600 francs (bare chassis), 26,500 francs (Torpedo), 34,000 francs (berline/saloon/sedan)
  • “Type VM” with a 3,296cc (16 HP/CV) sidevalve engine. Wheelbase 3,150 mm (124.0 in)
    Listed prices Oct 1924: 24,800 francs (bare chassis), 33,000 francs (Torpedo), 41,650 francs (berline/saloon/sedan)
  • “Type VRK / 2½-litre” with a 2,480cc (16 HP/CV) ohv engine. Wheelbase 3,350 mm (131.9 in)
    Listed prices Oct 1924: 30,000 francs (bare chassis), 46,500 francs (Torpedo), 48,500 francs (berline/saloon/sedan)
  • “Type VK” with a 3,958cc (18 HP/CV) ohv engine. Wheelbase 3,585 mm (141.1 in)
    Listed prices Oct 1924: 48,500 francs (bare chassis only)

From 1925 the manufacturer was producing its own car bodies.

Pushing up market

New six-cylinder models followed in 1927. By October 1928, just twelve months before the Wall Street Crash crystallized a savage downturn for the western economies, three of the four cars offered for 1929 on the Berliet stand at the Paris Motor Show, were powered by six cylinder engines. The range for 1929 was as follows:

  • “9CV”: 1.5-litre 4-cylinder engine. Wheelbase 2,800 mm (110.2 in)
  • “10CV”: 1.8-litre 6-cylinder engine. Wheelbase 2,900 mm (114.2 in)
  • “11CV”: 2.0-litre 6-cylinder engine. Wheelbase 2,900 mm (114.2 in)
  • “20CV”: 4.0-litre 6-cylinder engine. Wheelbase 3,600 mm (141.7 in)

The largest of these, with its four litre engine, was still listed by the manufacturer in March 1929, but was only available “to special order”. However, by this time the manufacturer was also developing, for 1930, a “16CV” 2.8-litre six-cylinder model.

The 1930s

In 1930 Berliet experimentally installed a diesel engines in one of their old CBA trucks, and in 1931 a batch of diesel powered Berliet GD2s was produced.

From 1933, only four-cylinder models (1600 cc and 2000 cc) were offered. The last Berliet sedan, first exhibited at the Paris Motor Show in October 1933 but launched, now with a name, only Summer 1934, was the Berliet Dauphine 11CV powered, by a 1,990cc (11CV) engine. For 1939 Berliet stopped producing car bodies and the last few hundred Berliet Dauphines, produced in the first half of 1939, used the body of a Peugeot 402 with a custom made Berliet hood/bonnet and radiator grille.

Second World War and aftermath

Berliet GLR

Berliet GLR

Regular passenger car production ceased in 1939 and after World War II, the company produced trucks only, with buses added to the range later. However, more than 20 brand-new sedans were in the factory when the Germans requisitioned it in June 1940, and these were immediately put into service. After the liberation, from late 1944 to early 1945, about 50 sedans were assembled from parts on hand, and in 1946, the last 15 sedans were completed by the Geneva agents. The company was given back to the family in 1949, but to Marius Berliet’s son Paul as following the founder’s death earlier that year. The Berliet GLR truck became the first new post-war product.

In his 1975 book, Vichy France: old guard and new order: 1940-1944, Robert Paxton contrasted the fate of the Berliet truck factory in Lyon, which remained in Marius Berliet’s family possession, despite his having manufactured 2,330 trucks for the Germans. — and the fate of Louis Renault‘s factories, which had also been seized — suggesting that the Renault factory might have been returned to Louis Renault and his family, had he lived longer. Marius Berliet, who died in 1949, had however “stubbornly refused to recognize legal actions against him after the war.”

As it happened, Renault’s were the only factories permanently seized by the French government.

Berliet manufactured the largest truck in the world in 1957, the T100 with 600 hp (447 kW) and 700 hp (522 kW) from a Cummins V12 engine. It was designed in 10 months at the factory in Courbevoie, outside of Paris, with a second built in 1958 and two further T100s built in 1959.

Citroën, Renault and demise

In August 1967, it was reported that Berliet had been taken over by Citroën, Berliet share holders receiving Citroën shares in return for their Berliet stock. In 1966, Berliet’s final year as an independent, they had produced approximately 17,000 units. Following the take-over the merged company stated that Citroën-Berliet would command 58% of France’s market for commercial vehicles above 6 tons. Citroën itself had been owned by Michelin since 1934 following a cash crisis of its own.

By this time, Michelin owned both Citroën and Berliet. However, after the 1973 oil crisis, Michelin decided to divest itself of these two companies in order to concentrate on its tyre business. Thus, in 1974 Berliet was sold to Renault, while Citroën was sold to Peugeot. Renault then proceeded to merge Berliet with Saviem to form Renault Véhicules Industriels in 1978.

After the merger, the Berliet name was phased out and another French marque came to an end by the late 1970s, with the last Berliet bus in production, the 1971 PR100, continuing to be sold as a Renault until 1993. Other products that survived the merger include the 1973 VXB-170 4×4 armoured personnel carrier for the French Army and others.

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fabriquait ce modèle 1946 Berliet 34 des Pompiers de Lyon 1946 BERLIET GDR 7 D 1946 BERLIET GDR KL 7 équipé en goudronneuse 1946 BERLIET PCK 7 W, moteur 4 cyl diesel ricardo de 85 cv 1947 Berliet GDC 6W, 4 cylindres diésel 1948 Berliet GDC 6W 1948 BERLIET GLB Somme 1949 Berliet GLA un des premiers tombés des chaînes de Vénissieux 1949 Berliet GLR 8 W, 120 cv, 5 cyl un des premiers sorti des chaines de Vénissieux 1949 BERLIET~1 Camion Rapide 7 tonnes 1949s BERLIET au salon d' octobre 1949 le GLR 8 W, 5 cyl, les premiers faisaient 120 cv ricardo. 1950 Berliet Camions 1950 BERLIET GDM 10 W des Transports A.T.A 1950 Berliet GDM 10 W 1950 BERLIET GLB sorti d' usine environ dérivé du car PCK 7 1950 BERLIET TLR 8 W, 5 cyl, 120 cv pinardier de 1ere génération 1951 BERLIET GDM 10 cabine intégrée 6 cyl 135 cv 1951 BERLIET GDR 7 D 1951 BERLIET GLA 1951 Berliet GLA f 1951 BERLIET GLR 8 des premiers temps donc 1952 Berliet T12 8x8 1952 BERLIET TLB n 1953 Berliet de 1953 1953 Berliet GLC 6 , les premiers en remplacement des VDC 6D 1953 Berliet GLC 6, 4 cyl de Beauvais datant des toutes premières séries 1953 Berliet GLM 10 6 cyl, 150 cv 1953 BERLIET GLM 10 1953 BERLIET GLR, celui-ci 1954 BERLIET GLA Postauto 1954 Berliet TLM 10 de pré série sorti peu avant le salon du poids lourd 1955 Berliet  GLM10R .2 1955 Berliet 100 1955 Berliet Gazelle, un GLR 8, un GLC et un GLB a 1955 Berliet GBM 10 b, 6 cyl, 150 cv injection ricardo,porteur et remorque des Trps Magnin d' Evian 1955 Berliet GBO Ad 1955 Berliet Gbo as3 1955 BERLIET GLA j 1955 BERLIET GLB 5 b 4 cyl, 80 cv plateau 1955 Berliet glb 5r 1955 BERLIET GLC 6 a tombé de chaînes de Vénissieux 1955 BERLIET GLC 6 b 1955 BERLIET GLR 8 a de la flotte ANTAR 1955 BERLIET GLR 8 R (2) 1955 BERLIET GLR 8 R 1955 Berliet GLR Viehtransporter 1955 Berliet Laborieux bac a sable 1955 Berliet Magnifique 1955 BERLIET TLM 15 a 1955 Berliet TLM 15 b, 6 cyl turbo de 200cv. 1955 Berliet TLM 15 g 1955 Berliet TLM 15 M3, il serait mieux avec une couchette 1955 BERLIET TLM 15 Tekening 1955 BERLIET TLM 15 1955 Berliet tractor 1956 Berliet (1a) 1956 Berliet 2q 1956 Berliet 5 (3) 1956 Berliet au Brésil SONY DSC 1956 Berliet DU GLR Strip 1956 Berliet expo-Bonifay-juin-2006-8-Seb 1956 BERLIET GLB 1956 Berliet GLC 6 en couchette  avec son echelle Magirus. 1956 BERLIET GLC 6 R 1956 BERLIET GLM 10 R couchette, 6cyl 150 cv 1956 Berliet GLR 8 b porteur goudronneuse 1956 Berliet GLR 1956 Berliet TBO 15 1956 Berliet TLB 5 attelage automatique fourgon DANZAS 1956 Berliet TLR 8 W, 5 cyl, 120 cv à gauche et un GLR 8 W 1956 BERLIET TLR 8m 1956 BERLIET TLR 10 b couchette pinardier 1956 Berliet-GBC-8-6x6-1959-Gazelle-du-Tenere-2096 1957 Berliet GLA 5 1957 BERLIET GLB 5R Plateau 1957 Berliet GLB et le GLC 6 1957 Berliet Glb2 1957 Berliet glb5r voorkant 1957 BERLIET GLC 6 R renforcé 1957 Berliet GLM 10 R, 6 cyl, 150 cv des Transports A.T.A, une beauté roulante 1957 Berliet GLMR 10 R plateau 1957 BERLIET GLR 1957 Berliet GLR 8 couchette + echelle Magirus 1957 BERLIET GLR 8 R 1957 berliet GLR8 fgAntoine.Ladc 1957 Berliet Keeper truck 1957 Berliet Les transports Vialle de Thiviers, Dordogne 1957 Berliet T 100 n°4 1957 Berliet T 100 sonporteroue 1957 Berliet T 600 (2) 1957 BERLIET T 600 1957 Berliet T 700 1957 Berliet T Dump truck 1957 Berliet T100-600 1957 Berliet T-100-n2 1957 Berliet TBO15P 6X6 1957 BERLIET TLC 8 R, 5 cyl, ricardo de125 cv des Transports Davin d' avignon 1957 Berliet TLR 10 R 1958 Berliet a 1958 Berliet au Brésil 1958 Berliet citerne Sapeurs Pompiers 1958 Berliet GAK présenté au salon du poids lourd d' 1958 Berliet glb 1958 Berliet GLC 4X4 grumier 1958 Berliet T 100 n°1 pétrolier 1958 Berliet T100-700 1958 Berliet Tracteur TLM 15 légèrement en difficulté 1958 Berliet-GLR-8-1958-20951 1959 Berliet au Brésil 1959 Berliet Gbu 15 6x6 1959 BERLIET PLR 10 cabine intégrale dérivé du Car PLR, fourgon sur chassis de car 1959 Berliet T100-N4 1959 berliet 1959 Logo Berliet.svg 1960 Berliet GAK 5-19 1960 Berliet GAK des houillères de Freyming-Merlebach 1960 Berliet GAK Difference 1960 Berliet Gak5 1960 BERLIET GLB18 4x4 1960 Berliet GLM 1, carrosserie en cabine profilée de Tual et Gourmelen 1960 BERLIET GLR 8 M 2, 5cyl, 150 cv. Evolution de la gamme BERLIET 1960 BERLIET GLR 8 M couchette pinardier 1960 BERLIET GLR 8 M, 5 cyl, 150 cv magic acheté neuf par mon Grand père 1960 BERLIET GLR 8M 1960 BERLIET GPRK 10 180cv 1960 Berliet GPRK 10 de 26 tonnes des Trps Chemin de la Rochelle 1960 BERLIET GPRK 10, neuf, des premiers 1960 BERLIET GRK 10 1960 BERLIET TLM 10 M2a 1960 BERLIET TLR 10 M, 6 cyl, 180 cv 1960 BERLIET TLR 10 M, transformé en porteur fourgon 1960 Berliet tracteur TLM 10 M 1960 Berliet tracteur TLM10M, pinardier avec sa cabine cottard 1960 BERLIET TRK 10 sorti de Vénissieux 1960 BERLIET TRK 10 1961 BERLIET GAK 5 1961 Berliet GAK Ad 1961 Berliet Gazelle, un GLR 8, un GLC et un GLB 1961 Berliet GBC 6X6 La Gazelle 1961 BERLIET GLR 8 M2 en couchette 1961 BERLIET GPRK 10 de 26 tonnes de PTC, des Transports Robin 1961 Berliet TLM 10 M2 1962 Berliet Camions 1962 Berliet GLCK 10R 1962 BERLIET GLR 8 M2 1962 Berliet T12  8x8 1962 Berliet TLM 10 M2 1962 BERLIET TLM 10 R Tekening 1962 BERLIET TLR 10 M2 1962 Berliet-T100-n2-Sahara 1963 Berliet de Laurent45 1963 Berliet TBK couchette 1963 BERLIET TLM 10 M2 1964 Berliet 5 1964 Berliet GAK de l'Armée de l'Air très spécial . 1964 Berliet GAK Pompiers à restaurer .. 1964 Berliet GBK couchette déménageur 1964 Berliet GLR 8M3 de Jean-Pierre BEVERAGGI de Hyères 1964 BERLIET GPRK 10h 1964 Berliet GR 8 de chez THERMO CONFORT que le pére d'AZBIOT a du conduire à cette époque 1964 Berliet GR et TR 10 et le GR et TR 12 1964 Berliet met J van Vliet 1964 Berliet T12 tank Transporter 1964 Berliet TBO 15 de Bernard Blier, pris dans le film 100 000 dollars au soleil 1964 berliet TR12 Bouvarel 1964 Berliet TRK 10 (1964) 1964 BERLIET TRK 10 de Marc ROGERO 180 cv 1964 Berliet-GBK-6N-17-cv-treuil 1965 Berliet  UB-05-23 1965 Berliet FF 415 Sapeurs Pompiers OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 1965 Berliet GBK cabine intégré d' un déménageur en porteur et remorque 1965 BERLIET GCK k 1965 Berliet GLR 8M3, 5 cyl, 150 cv 1965 BERLIET GR 12 1965 Berliet GR 200 Ad 1965 BERLIET GRK 10 1965 berliet GRK10-capu 1965 BERLIET STRADAIR 4 cyl 1965 BERLIET STRADAIR brasseur (2) 1965 BERLIET STRADAIR brasseur 1965 Berliet Stradair 1965 Berliet TLC 8 M3 couchette, 5 cyl , 150 cv, de 25 tonnes de PTRA 1965 Berliet TR 244 1965 Berliet tr12 1965 Berliet-Stradair-RS-612-1965-Chassis-cabine-21142 1966 Berliet 770 1966 berliet 770KB 1966 berliet GAK Dolf.nl 1966 Berliet GAK fourgon pompe tonne 1966 Berliet GAK Sapeurs Pompiers d 1966 berliet GAK55 1966 Berliet GLR 8 M3 5 cyl, 150 cv 1966 BERLIET GR 8 Pétrolier Ad 1966 Berliet Stradair avec capucine du déménageur DELISLE 1966 Berliet Stradair wiki 1966 Berliet TLM 12 250 cv des Trps Clergue 1966 Berliet-GAK Wissembourg a 1966 Berliet-GAK Wissembourg 1966 Berliet-GAK-de-Guy-ROBAYE 1967 BERLIET GLR 8M 3 160 cv 1967 Berliet Kiravi BG69 1968 Berliet 500 K 1968 Berliet ТF (8x8) tractor allotted to missile transporter VTE 1969 BERLIET GBK couchette. Tekening 1969 berliet GBK75 1969 Berliet TLM 12 M 3, 6 cyl, 250 cv 1970 BERLIET 4X4 avec cette calandre bizarre BEP 1970 Berliet 6x4 Ad 1970 Berliet 22 1970 Berliet Camiva Chili 1970 BERLIET TLR 10 M3, le même moteur du TLM, 250 cv ,6 Cyl 1971 Berliet FF-415 2 1971 Berliet Pompiers FF 415 1971 BERLIET TLM 10 M 4 de 280 cv 1972 BERLIET 5 (2) 1972 Berliet 280 TR Bakker Moerkapelle 1972 BERLIET GR Cabine KB2400 1972 Berliet TR 280 aux essais, 6 cyl, turbo de 280cv surnommé MAXI COUPLE 1972 Berliet 1973 Berliet Dump truck a 1973 Berliet Dump truck 1973 Berliet GBD 6X6 1973 BERLIET TB0 15 M3 1974 Berliet  5 1974 Berliet 2 2.0.1 1974 Berliet 5T 1974 Berliet 6 1974 BERLIET AD OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 1974 Berliet CBC 1974 BERLIET L64 8R 4x4 le plus petit des Berliet 1974 Berliet TR 260 en Australie 1974 Berliet TR 280 de la société ONATRA 1974 Berliet Tr 305 1975 Berliet GR 231 Turbo 1975 BERLIET GR 280 1975 Berliet Griffet-avec-Berliet-300cv-6-cyl 1976 Berliet Camiva F 1976 Berliet DSCN4115-NetB2 1976 BERLIET TRH 350 avec sa nouvelle calandre 1978 BERLIET LE AE - MAGNUM 1978 Berliet TRM 6000 type GBD 4x4 1978 Berliet TRM 9000 type GBD 6x6 1978 BERLIET W69 1979 Berliet TRM 12000 type GBH 260 6x6 Berliet - Coles Berliet - Griffet a Berliet - Griffet berliet 4 Berliet airplane front Berliet camion 039 Berliet chantier 29 Berliet chantier Berliet dans-une-casse-Seb Tekening Berliet Firebrigade Berliet GAK fourgon Berliet gakforestier2Laurent45h Berliet gakforestier3Laurent45a Berliet gakforestiercataloguefrancejouets60 Berliet gakforestierLaurent45 Berliet gamme B Berliet GBC 6X6 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Berliet gbc 8kt anti emeutes croquis Berliet GBC 8KT de Xavier et Nicolas BERLIET GBC 8KT Berliet GBC 8KTa BERLIET GBC dit GAZELLE 5 cyl, 150 cv moteur injection magic, le même moteur que les GLR 8M berliet gbc34 Berliet GBD 4x4 Berliet GBH280 6x6 Berliet GBO 15 P 6x6 Berliet GCK10 BERLIET GDM 10 W 6 cyl, 135 cv. Berliet gdr Berliet gla (2) Berliet GLA 19A Pompiers OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Berliet Glc 2 Berliet Glc 6b Berliet GLC Berliet GLCK 10R FPGP SDIS de Meurthe et Moselle Berliet GLK et GLB par Guy ROBAYE e Berliet Glk Berliet GLM 10 Des Tprs Express Marée BERLIET GLM 10 R camion Berliet GLR 8 avec remorque surbaissée BERLIET GLR 8 M2 Berliet GLR 10 à cabine M3 Relaxe Berliet Glr 190 Berliet GLR-Spirou-et-Fantasio Berliet GPO 6x6 Berliet GXO 6x6 Berliet Logo copie-1 Berliet Magnifique a Berliet MAQMADON de Bonne Année Berliet Maroc Berliet Mes-Images-2P0211 Berliet military GBC 8KT Berliet Nuclear Missile Launcher Berliet Omnia Berliet PCM-U de Grenoble en 1975. Berliet PH 12-180 à Lyon en 1967 Berliet PLR-C de Grenoble in 1975 Berliet PMH 12 6x4 Berliet pompier FF 4x4 double cabine in actie Berliet pompier FF 4x4 double cabine Berliet Pompiers lausanne 2 Berliet PR 110 polonais12. Berliet Roadmaster Berliet Sapeur Pompier xx berliet Sapeur pompiers b Berliet Senegal BERLIET Stradair TECKEL Berliet Strip L'histoire d'un Berliet en BD Berliet T6 15 6x6 BERLIET Tankwagen BERLIET TBO 6X4 de l'entreprise MASSOT BERLIET TBO 15 tirant le BERLIET GBC GAZELLE accidenté. BERLIET TBO 15 tracteur Berliet Tbo2 berliet TBO15M3.pelussin Berliet TBU 15 6x6 Berliet TBU 15 militaire d'pannage BERLIET TBU 15-CLD civilisé Berliet TDMa OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Berliet tlr 280 Berliet tlr Berliet TLR280 BERLIET TR Cabine KB2400 Berliet Tramagal Berliet truck a Berliet trucking1b Berliet trucking2b Berliet trucking3b Berliet trucking4b Berliet trucking5b Berliet trucking6b Berliet trucking7b Berliet trucking8b berliet Turbo GLR230 belge Berliet Type TLM 10 M (2) Berliet type TLM 10 M berliet UB-69-15 Berliet V8 BERLIET VDA 18C Berliet VDA 80 HP Berliet VDC 15 Berliet Veewagen Berliet vrai GLM ancien des Transports ATA Berliet Wayne Shelton Berliet wine tank truck Berliet, La 9CV Berliet Berliet-dessin-Seb-copie-1 Berliet-GLB-trouv--sur-lescamionsdeurope f Berliet-GLB-trouv--sur-lescamionsdeurope Berliet-GLK-de-Guy-ROBAYE Berliet-Stradair-tracteur-cabine-profonde Berliet-TLM-10-de-GUY-ROBAYE Berliet-TLM-10-de-GUY-ROBAYEa Berliet-VPH-6x6

Packard Automobile Company Detroit Michigan United States 1899 – 1958k


Automobile company
Industry Manufacturing
Fate folded
Founded 1899
Founder James Ward Packard, William Doud Packard, George L. Weiss
Defunct 1958
Headquarters Detroit, Michigan, US
Key people
Henry B. Joy
Products Automobile

Packard was an American luxury automobile marque built by the Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan, and later by the Studebaker-Packard Corporation of South Bend, Indiana. The first Packard automobiles were produced in 1899, and the last in 1958.



Packard was founded by James Ward Packard, his brother William Doud Packard and their partner, George Lewis Weiss, in the city of Warren, Ohio where 400 Packard automobiles were built at their Packard factory on Dana Street Northeast, from 1899 to 1903. Being a mechanical engineer, James Ward Packard believed they could build a better horseless carriage than the Winton cars owned by Weiss, an important Winton stockholder.

In September, 1900, the Ohio Automobile Company was founded to produce “Packard” autos. Since these automobiles quickly gained an excellent reputation, the name was changed on October 13, 1902 to the Packard Motor Car Company.

All Packards had a single-cylinder engine until 1903. From the very beginning, Packard featured innovations, including the modern steering wheel and, years later, the first production 12-cylinder engine and air-conditioning in a passenger car.

While the Black Motor Company‘s “Black” went as low as $375, Western Tool Works‘ Gale Model A roadster was $500, the high-volume Oldsmobile Runabout went for $650, and the Cole 30 and Cole Runabout  were US$1,500, Packard concentrated on cars with prices starting at $2,600. The marque developed a following among wealthy purchasers both in the United States and abroad.

Henry Bourne Joy, a member of one of Detroit‘s oldest and wealthiest families, bought a Packard. Impressed by its reliability, he visited the Packards and soon enlisted a group of investors—including Truman Handy Newberry and Russell A. Alger Jr. On October 2, 1902, this group refinanced and renamed the New York and Ohio Automobile Company as “Packard Motor Car Company”, with James as president. Alger later served as vice-president. Packard moved its automobile operation to Detroit soon after, and Joy became general manager, later to be chairman of the board. An original Packard, reputedly the first manufactured, was donated by a grateful James Packard to his alma mater, Lehigh University, and is preserved there in the Packard Laboratory. Another is on display at the Packard Museum in Warren, Ohio.

The 3,500,000 sq ft (330,000 m2) Packard plant on East Grand Boulevard in Detroit was located on over 40 acres (16 ha) of land. Designed by Albert Kahn Associates, it included the first use of reinforced concrete for industrial construction in Detroit and was considered the most modern automobile manufacturing facility in the world when opened in 1903. Its skilled craftsmen practiced over eighty trades. The dilapidated plant still stands, despite repeated fires. Architect Kahn also designed the Packard Proving Grounds at Utica, Michigan.


1899 Packard Model A Runabout, Wagen Nr. 1 (Werkbild, Anfang November 1899)

1899 Packard Model A Runabout, Wagen Nr. 1 (Werkbild, Anfang November 1899)

1903 Packard Modell F, Einzylinder

1903 Packard Modell F, Einzylinder

1904 Packard Model L

1904 Packard Model L

1905 Packard Twin Six 905

1905 Packard Twin Six 905

1906 Packard Modell 18 Runabout (Serie NA)

1906 Packard Modell 18 Runabout (Serie NA)

1906 Packard S 24HP Runabout

1906 Packard S 24HP Runabout

1907 Packard ad The New York Times 1907-11-06

1907 Packard ad The New York Times 1907-11-06

1910 Packard Advertisement - Indianapolis Star, May 22, 1910

1910 Packard Advertisement – Indianapolis Star, May 22, 1910

1910 Packard Advertisement - Indianapolis Star, May 22, 1910a

1910 Packard Advertisement – Indianapolis Star, May 22, 1910

1910 Packard Eighteen Touring Serie NB

1910 Packard Eighteen Touring Serie NB

1910 Providence Packard June07

1910 Providence Packard

1911 Packard

1911 Packard

1912 Packard Advertisement - Syracuse Herald, March 14, 1912

1912 Packard Advertisement – Syracuse Herald, March 14, 1912

1913 Packard 6

1913 Packard 6

1914 Packard 1-38 Five Passenger Phaeton

1914 Packard 1-38 Five Passenger Phaeton

1914 Packard Dominant Six 4-48 Runabout


1915 OX5 aircraft engine  Packard Merlin

1915-ox5-aircraft-engine-packard-merlinKampfflugzeugmotor Packard V-1650-7 Weiterentwicklung unter Lizenz des Rolls-Royce Merlin V12 Zylinder, in dieser Version 1315 bhp

Kampfflugzeugmotor Packard V-1650-7 Weiterentwicklung unter Lizenz des Rolls-Royce Merlin V12 Zylinder, in dieser Version 1315 bhp

1915 Packard Model E 7t


1915 Packard


1916 Packard First Series Twin-Six Touring 1-35


1916 Packard Model D Mexican Revolution (231)




1917 Packard  Engine 6900cc


1917 Packard Twin Six 2-25 Convertible Coupe von Holbrook


1918+20 Packard Twin Six, 3. Serie, Modell 3-35; seitengesteuerter V12, 90 PS 2600 min. Links Limousine (1920), rechts Brougham (1918)


1919 Packard Albright


1919 Packard Truck


1922 Packard Phaeton


1922 Packard Single Six 126 Sportmodell, vierplätzig

1922-packard-single-six-126-sportmodell-4 seats

1922 Packard Single Six Modell 126 2-pass. Runabout


1923 Packard Single Six 226 Touring


1924 Packard Single Eight 143 Town Car by Fleetwood


1926 Packard 236


1926 Packard Eight Modell 243 7-pass. Touring


1927 Packard 343 Dual Windshield Phaeton


1927 Packard Eight Modell 343 Convertible Sedan von Murphy


1927 Packard Fourth Series Six Model 426 Runabout (Roadster)


1927 Packard magazine ad


1928 Packard 526 Convertable Coupe


1928 Packard1928-packard

1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight (7410688536)


1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight Roadster


1929 Packard Custom Eight 640 4-door Convertible Sedan, Karosserie von Larkins, San Francisco


1929 Packard M640 Wrecker


1930 Packard 734 boattail speedster


1930 Packard Custom Eight (Modell 740) Coupé-Roadster


1930 Packard Standard Eight 733 Coupé