There was much to appreciate in Pierre's Coot.  He built a wood hull and made a unique nose cone,

quite evident here.  His Lycoming engine is mounted on a pylon made of welded steel tubing.

Standing to one side, L ->R, are: Ingvar Lif (Sweden), Pierre Husson (France),

Peter Leggo (England), your editor (USA) and Karl Senn (Ireland).