Marcel Riffard was a French engineer and aerodynamicist, born November 30, 1886 in Villa Ocampo, Santa Fe (Argentina) and died July 9, 1981 in Versailles, France. He worked mainly in aeronautics, where he was the father of many technological advances, but was also interested in various subjects, such as motorization but also the automobile. From 1932 to 1940 Marcel Riffard was directly dependent on François Lehideux, Renault boss at the time. In the 1950s, Riffard designed for the firm Panhard, several racing cars (Panhard Riffard) which would race at the 24 hours of Le Mans and during the 1953 automobile tour of France, among others. This knowledge of aerodynamics was, for Panhard, a plus in its bodywork performance policy (Cx) which followed a first test carried out in 1948 with Dynavia (Dyna Aviation) which combined aviation technology with the automobile. He was responsible for the design of the Autobleu Mille Miles racing car.

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