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Kahn 1.jpg (48252 bytes)Robert Kahn, a motorcycle dealer from Belgium, was a pioneer of 500cc racing. His first car was front engined using an FN M86 engine driving through a complex chain mechanism to a Simca live rear axle. Later, he fitted a BMW engine and lowered the car and then attempted to build his own V twin engine which did not succeed.

The Kahn at Luxembourg in May 1952

Andre Hanlet built a 500, the Telna, based on a Kahn chassis which he raced for many years with little success. In 1952, Robert built a second car along Cooper lines but with little success. The only result we have is a DNF at the Nürburgring in May 1952.


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