PBP Plaquettes

BC Randonneurs Cycling Club

Paris Brest Paris - 1983 (#10)
Plaquette by Audax Club Parisien
(84 pages - 53 photos)

The '83 plaquette contains a wealth of material and is a whopping 84 pages. Highlights include a 10 page pbp retrospective article assembled by Robert and Suzanne Lepertel, a table showing the number of brevets of the various distances ridden per year going back to 1921, discussions of the various other ACP rides (Flèche Velocio, Flèches de France, etc.) and a 5 page feature focusing on the birth of Randonneurs Mondiaux.

Like in the '79 issue, the interior of the '83 plaquette is printed entirely in blue, both pictures and text, but with a four-colour cover. Thanks to Dan McGuire and Harold Bridge who both gave me their plaquettes for this project..
[Eric F - February 2011]

 PBP '83 - Vital Statistics:

Participants (Starters): 2106
Women Finishers:
82 (4.3 %)
Attrition Rate:
10.0 %
Average Age (Starters): 40.5
1st Solo Men:
Bernard Piguet & Herman de Munch (43:24)
1st Solo Women:
Susan Notorangelo (54:43) 39th overall
1st Tandem:
Julio-Luis Navarro / Jean-Bernard Descazals (51:36) 25th overall
1st Mixed Tandem:
Jacques Jouffrey / Isabelle Dequatre (51:49) 29th overall

A selection of Photos from the 1983 Plaquette (photo enlargements)
can be found in the PBP Photos Section elsewhere on this site.

The 1983 Plaquette:
(Click to enlarge)