André Héchard was born in Blois, near Orleans in September 1912 He ran a grocers shop was was always more interested in mechanical things; repairing cars, cycles and motorbikes so at 17, he went to work for various garages in Nice and Antibes. After the war, he settled in a small garage in Blois and specialised in repairing diesel injectors.
Andre's known results include:
In June '55, he attended the ill fated Le Mans race as third driver in a VP but did not start so he returned in '56 with Roger Masson in a DB Panhard sports car to finish 12th overall and 7th in the Index of Performance.
The pair returned in 1957, this time in a Lotus XI, finishing 16th and 14th in the Index and in '58 when they failed to finish after an accident.
Now in his 40s, André retired from competition.