Chenard & Walcker Motorcycles

Chenard & Walcker

7 rue de Normandie, Asnières 1906

Ernest Chenard built bicycles and motor tricycles before joining forces with Henri Walcker around 1897. They soon ventured into the automobile market, and their first machine was a tricycle converted to a quadricycle, still using the motorcycle frame, saddle and fuel tank. It had a passenger seat at the front in the style of a forecar.

The firm continued production of automobiles, often very luxurious, into the 1930s and was then taken over by another company which continued to market the brand until WWII.

Sources: Bourdache p433,, et al.

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