The Society of Air Cooling Applications
Founded France 1922
French automaker, which began producing quality cyclecars 1922 at its plant in Courbevoie. Its unique feature was its engine 1100 cm3 four-cylinder in-line air-cooled.
In 1925 the flagship model is the BE / SM Series 7 CV whose characteristics are:
four-cylinder engine line forced cooled turbine developing 28 horsepower at 3500 rpm air transmission with rear swing bridge gearbox with 4 speeds and reverse
front suspension by transverse leaf spring by half and rear cantilever spring steering worm
mechanical brake on all four wheels ,spoked wheels
weight of 830 kg
maximum speed of 100 km / h
These small cars had significant improvements and also had some interesting results in the 24 Hours of Le Mans: in 1923, 1924 and 1925. In 1926, the two cars entered arrive in eleventh and twelfth places with a 75 km / h average speed.
In 1927, Louis won in Switzerland Ramuz driving his race SARA Klausen in the category 1100 cm3 with a time of 26 minutes 20 seconds . This event was at the time one of the most challenging and prestigious races on the coastline in Europe. With a distance of 21.5 km and a vertical drop of 1300 meters, the route linking the town of Linthal (Glarus) at the top of the Klausen Pass.
Louis Ramuz marketed at that time the SARA in his garage in Lausanne
. His participation in the race Klausen was motivated by the need to know this new brand from the Swiss public. This ingenious mechanic had even came up with the idea of a race between a train and SARA Paris-Lausanne,a race he also won.