July 11th, 1926 - Rudolf Caracciola wins Grand Prix of Germany


July 11th, 1926: Race-car driver Rudolf Caracciola wins first Grand Prix of Germany and lays the foundation for other spectacular victories in German motor sports. Born in Remagen, he originally started out as a motorcyclist before he started racing cars in1922 on the Berlin Avus, shown here. The man known to all as "Caratsch", reached the highlight of his career in the 1930s. Driving for Mercedes and Alfa Romeo, he won many races at home and abroad, including Italy, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Spain and Monaco. With European Championships in 1935, 1937 and 1938, he was regarded as the most successful racer of his time. After World War II, however, Caracciola could not repeat the success of days past. After a serious accident in Bern in 1952 he retired from racing and died 1959 in Kassel.

Länge: 00:01:13 | O-Ton: nein | Farbe: s/w | Jahr: 1926 | Clip-ID: JHT000320E




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