Racing Drivers

Ewald Kluge
By November 29, 2012 Read More →

Ewald Kluge

Ewald Kluge was born on January 19, 1909 in Lausa in the German state of Saxony. He was already achieving racing success when he joined the DKW as a race mechanic and reserve driver in 1934. At the International Six-Day Trials in 1935, he teamed up with Arthur Geiß and Walfried Winkler to win the top team prize – the Silver Vase – for Germany for the first time.

Giuseppe “Nino” Farina
By June 26, 2011 Read More →

Giuseppe “Nino” Farina

Giuseppe Antonia “Nino” Farina was born in Turin October 30, 1906. Nino was a nephew of Pinin Farina, who founded the coachbuilding firm Pininfarina and his father Giovanni had established Stabilimente Farina, a bodywork shop.

Bob Burman
By May 22, 2011 Read More →

Bob Burman

Bob Burman was born in Imlay City, Michigan on April 23, 1884. At the age of 17 he won his first race, a local 5 mile match race. In 1906 he entered and won a 50-mile race in Detroit. Next was a 24 hour endurance race at St. Louis, MO. Teaming up with Ernest Kelly, Burman not only won, but beat the competition by 82 miles. Burman’s succes at the race track didn’t go unnoticed and he got signed as a factory driver by the Buick Company. He won the first race he entered under the Buick colors, the 187-mile Garden City Sweepstakes on Long Island.

Georg “Schorsch” Meier
By March 13, 2011 Read More →

Georg “Schorsch” Meier

Georg “Schorsch” Meier was born on November 9, 1910 in Mühldorf am Inn, Bavaria, Germany. After working as a mechanic, he joined the Bavarian state police in 1931. His driving talents was soon recognized and he took part to endurance races with BMW R4. In 1936, Meier won the German Army championship. Meier was signed to the BMW works team in 1937 and in 1938, in his first season, he became European champion in the 500cc class. In 1939, he was the first non-British to win the Senior Tourist Trophy on the Isle of Man. In the same year, he also raced for the Auto Union team.

Bentley Boys
By November 29, 2010 Read More →

Bentley Boys

The Bentley Boys were a group of wealthy motorists who raced Bentley cars to victories in 1920’s and helped to create the racing reputation for these green cars.