1902 ~ 1963
Updated 8.30.2006

"A popular Marque in the 1920's-40's/50's...
They sponsored a team with Hutchinson
that had included Bottecchia, the Pelisser
Brothers, Gordini and Benoit. Automoto
was the winning ride in the 1923, 1924
and 1925 Tours de France; Henri Pelisser
 in '23 and Ottavio Bottecchia in '24 & '25."

Matthew Gorski

"The AutoMoto St Etienne factory was 
immense and housed all the various 
workshops to enable them to manufacture
 many of their own parts; hubs, 
chain sets, brake sets, etc."
Norris Lockley


Catalog cover

Racer hanging in American Cyclery in San Francisco

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Jay Van de Velde's 1927 AUTOMOTO "Tour de France"


Martin Appel's 1930s(?) AUTOMOTO
photos by Eric Smith


An interesting "baby" Automoto, circa 1960s?



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