Jean Rédélé, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jean Rédélé

French racing driver

Date of Birth: 17-May-1922

Place of Birth: Dieppe, Normandy, France

Date of Death: 10-Aug-2007

Profession: entrepreneur, racing automobile driver

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Jean Rédélé

  • Jean Rédélé (May 17, 1922, Dieppe, Seine-Maritime – August 10, 2007 Paris), was an automotive pioneer, pilot and founder of the French automotive brand Alpine. With a HEC diploma, he was the youngest Renault dealer in France, with a dealership installed in Dieppe.
  • Rédélé first started (1950) rallying Dieppe-Rouen with a 4 CV, because he considered the small French car had a great rallying potential.
  • This first race was a first victory, and he decided to continue.
  • After a failed Monte Carlo Rally Rédelé started racing in the French Alps.
  • In the Alps he had his greatest victories.
  • That's why his cars bore the brand "Alpine" as a memento of his first victory in the 1954 Coupe des Alpes. Jean Rédélé's first car was a 4CV coach, in 1952.
  • Then the second special 4Cv spéciale "The Marquis" was presented at the New York car show in 1954, without posterity. He created the brand Alpine on 1955.
  • The first model is the A106 coach.
  • The 106 is a reference to the power pack of the 4CV of the 1060 series.
  • In 1971 Alpine won its first European title for European rallies.
  • In 1973 Alpine was the first world champion of rallying with 155 points followed by Fiat (89) and Ford (76).

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