Words from history

ASM Michelin (Michelin Sporting Association): recollections by A-M. Rerolle of the champion Roger Rerolle

Roger Rerolle, an ASM athlete, took part in the Berlin Olympic Games in Berlin in 1936. His daughter, Anne-Marie Rerolle, speaks about the life of a champion in the 1930s.

Michelin School: account by A-M. Rerolle of a Michelin school

Anne-Marie Rerolle spent all her schooldays at the Michelin School on the Rue du Nord, at Clermont-Ferrand. She tells us about the education she received there.

Michelin and the motorbike: recollections by P. Dupasquier on Michelin’s involvement in motorbike racing - Part 1/2

Pierre Dupasquier, former Head of Michelin’s Competition Department, describes Michelin’s early days in Formula 1, with Renault, and then Ferrari.

Michelin and Formula 1: recollections by P. Dupasquier on Michelin’s entry into Formula 1

Pierre Dupasquier, former Head of Michelin’s Competition Department, describes Michelin’s early days in Formula 1, with Renault, and then Ferrari.

The Michelin Radial tire: recollections by P. Dupasquier on the teething problems of the Radial tire

Pierre Dupasquier, former Head of Michelin’s Competition Department, describes the high speed limitations of the Radial tire and how racing helped resolve them.

SOCAP (the Michelin Staff Cooperative Supply Company): recollections by A-M. Rerolle on the Michelin Cooperatives

During the 1930s, Madeleine Rerolle worked at the Michelin Staff Cooperative Supply Company (SOCAP) at Cataroux. Her daughter, Anne-Marie Rerolle, describes the role of the Michelin cooperatives at Clermont-Ferrand and their activities during the war.

Michelin and the motorbike: recollections by P. Dupasquier on Michelinis involvement in motorbike racing - Part 2/2

Pierre Dupasquier, former Head of Michelin’s Competition Department, explains the origins of a passion which still endures (part 2).

Michelin and motor racing: recollections by P. Dupasquier on Michelin’s early days

After the motor car’s days of glory at the end of the 19th century, why and how did Michelin did get involved again with motor racing in modern times? Pierre Dupasquier, former Head of Michelin’s Competition Department, describes the early days, with Alpine.

Michelin and the 24 Hours of Le Mans: recollections by P. Dupasquier on the beginnings of the 24 Hours of Le Mans

After hundreds of victories on the Le Mans circuit, Pierre Dupasquier, former Head of Michelin’s Competition Department, describes how everything began, with Alpine.

Michelin and the motorbike: recollections by P-A. Begou on the invention of the motorbike Radial

Pierre-Alain Begou, engineer at the Michelin Technology Center in Ladoux from 1976 to 2016, was behind the adoption of radial technology for the motorbike tire. He describes how this happened.

Michelin and the motorbike: recollections by P-A. Begou on motorbike tire trial methods

Pierre-Alain Begou, engineer at the Michelin Technology Center in Ladoux from 1976 to 2016, was among the first to take an interest in motorbike behavior and how to improve it through tire technology. He describes the first tests.

Michelin Communication: recollections by J-P. Vuillerme on the beginnings of the communication service

Jean-Pierre Vuillerme, former Michelin Communication Director, talks about the beginnings of Michelin’s current communication service.

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