Challenge International de Tourisme
Winifred E. Spooner
Challenge 1930
The aircraft before the start.
H. Broad's Gipsy Moth G-AAHR is visible.
Photo from Wikipedia

     If you search for "Challenge International de Tourisme", using the Google search engine, (1-10-06), you will find about 110 links. Among the most helpful are the following.
      This is the first of a series of entries on the Wikipedia website and offers a very useful revue of the event and the participants, including Winifred spooner. It is a very good place to start to understand the series of events.You can access the page by clicking on the title above.

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      This article on The Wikipedia website offers a very comprehensive and interesting revue of the second international Tourist Plane Contest. It offers several subsections including Challeng, 1930, Aircraft, Race over Europe, Results and Technical Trials. Winifred is listed among the participants as taking fourth place. There is also a link on her name which leads to a second page on which is a brief summary of her racing career. You can access th page by clicking on the title above.

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     This is a very comprehensive review of the Challenge, 1932 Air Race.

"The Challenge 1932 was the third International Tourist Plane Contest (French: Challenge International de Tourisme), that took place between 12 and August 28, 1932 in Berlin, Germany. Four Challenges, from 1929 to 1934, were major aviation events in pre-war Europe."

     Winifred Spooner entered this race as a member of the Italian team. You may want to use the FIND function to locate the many references to her name. Even though you may be primarily interested in the story of Winifred, I think you will enjoy reading the entire story. You will find references to many familiar names, including Renato Donati of the Italian team. You can access the site by clicking on the title above.
      If you will scroll to the bottom of this page, you will find links to the stories of Challenge, 1929 and Challenge, 1930. Winifred participated in each of those events.
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