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An Everyday Journey Through Motoring History, Facts & Trivia

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.

On This Day


Sunday 26th July 1936

83 years ago

Bernd Rosemeyer driving an Auto Union Typ C won the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring. Manfred Von Brauchitsch lad on the first lap but was then passed by Rosemeyer and Hermann Lang. Rudolf Caracciola retired early. When Rosemeyer on a two stop strategy made his first stop Lang took over the lead but he had broken a finger during a gear change and had to stop for medical attention, Caracciola taking over the car. Later when von Brauchitsch gave up Lang volunteered to race on with that car. Mercedes was in trouble. Louis Chiron survived a high speed crash with minor injuries and Caracciola had to retire for a second time. When Tazio Nuvolari retired his Alfa Romeo no one could hinder a Auto Union triumph with Rosmeyer winning easily from Stuck with Brivio finishing third for Alfa Romeo.

1936 German Grand Prix - Bernd Rosemeyer

1936 German Grand Prix - Bernd Rosemeyer

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