Advertisement

Industry News

Audi memorial for Auto Union driver Bernd Rosemeyer

  •  - 0
  • Print

provided by

Source

Audi Tradition will lay a wreath on a stretch of the autobahn on Monday to mark 70 years since the death of the Auto Union racing driver Bernd Rosemayer.

Audi Tradition laid a wreath on a stretch of the autobahn on Monday to mark 70 years since the death of the Auto Union racing driver Bernd Rosemayer.

Rosemeyer was killed on January 28 1938 while trying to break the world record for the fastest flying kiolometre, on what is now the A5 autobahn between Frankfurt and Darmstadt, in an Auto Union Streamliner racing car.

As part of the memorial, the August Horch Museum, Zwickau, will organised a commemorative congress on the day.

Rosemeyer was travelling at over 240mph when he lost control of the car and crashed. He had been a works driver for Auto Union in Saxony since 1935 and had an impressive motor sport history.

He was also the first man to break the 400kmph mark on a public road and attempted, and broke, several other world speed records.

 

Provided by:
Octane Magazine

COMMENTS

Find Articles

Please select a field.

To

 GO
 

Advertisement

 

Magazines

Magazines

Put your passion into gear

From Customs, Chevys, Fords to the Classics, these magazines provide the latest cutting edge information to fuel your passion.

MODEL INFORMATION

Required Information

 GO