Thank you so very much. Most kind. Below, my Lister-Jaguar, cobbled together some while ago. The GRP body is so heavy that the car struggles with 18k, but it's capable of wonderful tail-slides, which is just one reason why I like using it so regularly.
Yesterday's practice for the German GP was cancelled due to fog. The medical helicopter was grounded, unable to fly safely in such inclement conditions.
Fog. Nebel in German. Nurburgring, 1936, where Bernd Rosemeyer scored his most famous victory. All was well with the field until thick fog descended, and the pace slowed. Rosemeyer was the exception. He simply drove away from the rest at unabated speed, and 'cruised' to victory by a country mile.
Bernd left the circuit with a large trophy, and the new title of Nebelmeister (Fog Master). It must have been quite an occasion.
Three pics below from past German GP. Rosemeyer heads a cavalcade of Auto-Unions into Zwickau after his famous 1936 victory, Mercs lined up before the start in 1937, and the Nurburgring paddock in 1939.
After success in the 1934 Eifel GP, the W25 Mercs parade through the streets of Stuttgart. Just three years later, Mercedes repeated their success with the W125 but, with a chillingly different reception.
Pescara, 1934, Fagioli in the W25 Mercedes leads Hans Stuck in the early A-Type Auto-Union, and Varzi in the Alfa.
The second photo is of Hans Stuck on the GrossGlockner, 1938, celebrating his victory over Mercedes with a whopping tail slide. With a V16 6-litre engine, and more torque than a pod of orcas, who wouldn't?
A few Lotus moments. Jim Clark celebrating victory without wasting champagne. Graham lost downforce in Spain when a wing collapsed, and Innes Ireland in conversation with Jackie, while Jochen relaxes atop the 49.
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