12/11/1905 - 17/3/1998
Record updated 20-Feb-23
Raced between 1935 and 1969. Raced at Le Mans 9 times.
Born in Asnières (Haut-de-Seine), France in 1905.
Jacques Savoye set up a Morgan Dealership in 1934 on the Boulevard Pereire in the 17th arrondissement of Paris.
He was also the importer for Singer. It was with a Singer Nine that he started racing regularly in rallies and endurance races.
In his first race at the Sarthe in 1935, driving a SINGER Nine with Guy Lapchin, they finished 7th in class and 23rd overall.
In all he raced at La Sarth 9 times with a best finish in 1938 when he crossed the line in 8th overall and 1st in class. This time driving a SINGER Nine Savoye Special with his brother, Pierre Savoye.
In 1969 he raced a Morgan Plus 8 in the Tour de France taking a class win in the 2.0 litre category and 17th overall, sharing the driving with Roger Lamoral
They also drove the Morgan in the Montlhéry AGACI 300, failing to finish and the Rallye International du Touquet, once again in the Morgan, they finished third overall and second in class.
Jacques Savoye participated to the Coupes de l'USA (not the country but the Union Sportive Automobile) and Coupes du Salon at Montlhery in 1959.
After the Second World War, Jacques Savoye wend back to importing British cars including HRG, Jowett, Alvis, Sunbeam, Humber, Triumph and Lotus along with Morgan . In the 1960s, his sons, Claude and Guy, joined the family business, and competed with Morgans in numerous rallies.
His son Claude took over the Morgan distributorship in France and is still a partner in it today.