Adolphe Clément Bayard( 22 September 1855 - 10 March 1928 )
Gustave Adolphe Clément from 1909 Clément-Bayard was a French entrepreneur. An orphan who became a blacksmith and a Compagnon du Tour de France, he went on to race and manufacture bicycles, pneumatic tyres, motorcycles, automobiles, aeroplanes and airships.
In 1894 he was a passenger in the winning vehicle in the world's first competitive motor event. >Albert Lemaître's Peugeot was judged to be the winner of the ">Paris–Rouen Competition for Horeseless Carriages .
As a result of selling the manufacturing rights to his Clément car he added Bayard to the name of his new business. The company name honoured the Chevalier Pierre Terrail, seigneur de Bayard who saved the company's town of ">Mézières from an Imperial army during the Siege of Mézières in 1521.
In 1909, five years after the...