Belt up and enjoy this 365-day ride as you cruise past the most momentous motoring events in history. Packed with fascinating facts about races, motorists and the history of the mighty engine, this is a must-visit web site for any car enthusiast.
Born on this day, Georg Meier, former German off-road rider European and German Motorcycle Champion. He was signed by Auto Union to be part of their ëjuniorí team. His first appearance came at the Belgian Grand Prix replacing the otherwise busy Hans Stuck, but slid into a ditch when lapping a backmarker lying 6th. At the French Grand Prix in July he finished 2nd, despite his burning his arm badly during a pit stop. After the war Meier decided to build racing cars with Ernst Loof and Lorenz Dietrich, a former BMW director, and with the BMW 328 powered lightweight Veritas RS and Meier entered the racing car class in 1948 as a test in advance of their entry into single seater production. With a specially built special 3-cam BWM he beat the powerful supercharged Formula Libre cars, despite running under Formula 2 rules. He went on to win both the German F2 and Formula Libre Championship. He also rode in the German motor bike championship again retiring with a total of six titles to his credit.Back