Author Topic: Macchi M.39T: Gordon Bennett Trophy racer, 1926  (Read 5340 times)

Offline perttime

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Re: Macchi M.39T: Gordon Bennett Trophy racer, 1926
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2013, 09:49:46 PM »
Looks like  James Gordon Bennett, Jr sponsored a number of contests: yachting, automobile Races, ballooning, soccer. The airplane races were only run a few times. The Gordon Bennett Cup (ballooning) had a pretty solid run from 1906 to 1938, and it was resurrected in 1979 (official status under FAI from 1983).