Jun 27, 2024

RALLY / FRANCE

 RALLY / COLOMBES near Paris  / FRANCE  ( 1921 - 1933 )

 First of all, I'm astonished that there was only one automobile company that used the term "Rally" or "Rallye". This word from the world of sport, especially motor racing, is virtually predestined for a brand name. Or do you know of another brand with this name?

In 1920, "AUTOMOBILES RALLY" in Colombes, Seine, near Paris / France, began manufacturing sporty cyclecars. This company was able to survive longer than other French sports car manufacturers, probably because they were solid and sometimes prestigious vehicles. Initially, particularly light cyclecars were produced, which were equipped with the American V-twin cylinder with 989 cc from Harley-Davidson. 

Later, built-in engines from the manufacturers CHAPUIS - DORNIER, CIME, SCAP and others were used. RALLY  racing cars were tailored to wealthy sports drivers and were therefore never cheap. The most successful year was 1924, when 324 cars were produced.  Production ceased in 1933.

 



Size
 3.8 cm x 5.0 cm
Year1921 - 1923
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no makers mark ( sorry, this emblem is not for sale )









Size
 5.9 cm
Year1923 - 1928
Estimate



no makers mark ( as usual in France)



1923 ad:  RALLY used a CHAPUIS - DORNIER engine


A little cosmopolitan flair is a must: now you can read PARIS on the emblem.

Size
 12.0 cm x 3.8 cm
Year1930 -
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repro made with the original dies ( série de la Boutique de l´Atomobile)

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