Gordon Bennett International Balloon Race
The Gordon Bennett International Balloon Race was held annually until 1913 (and starting again in 1920). Subsidized by James Gordon Bennett, Jr.
Bennett also created the Gordon Bennett Aviation Trophy for the emerging class of heaver-than-air vessels; this was held annually from 1909–1913 and once again in 1920-.
|1st||Paris, France||1906-09-30||Frank Lahm, Jr., USA|
|2nd||St. Louis, USA||1907-10-21||Oskar Erbslöh, Germany|
|3rd||Berlin, Germany||1908-10-11||Colonel Shaek, Switzerland|
|4th||Zurich, Switzerland||1909-10||Edgar W. Mix, USA|
|5th||St. Louis, USA||1910-09-17||Hawley and Post, USA|
|6th||Kansas City, USA||1911-10-05||Hans Gericke, Germany|
|7th||Stuttgart, Germany||1912-10-27||Maurice Bienaime, France|
|8th||Paris, France||1913-10-12||Ralph H. Upson and R. A. D. Preston, USA|
See: Gordon Bennett Cup on Wikipedia