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Racing Daydreams - Gerhard Berger, Hockenheim 1997
Grands Prix

Gerhard – Brave, Heart

Do you know Gary Critcher? Interesting, friendly, talented chap. Perhaps you know his Lotus 72 documentary, or his excellent ‘Shutter & Speed’ photo books? Gary lives in Kenya these days, and is doing a splendid job of dressing-up his new garage and office with memorabilia that he has gathered over his years in & around […]

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120 Years of Caracciola: 1926 Grosser Preis von Deutschland (Part II) - Racing Daydreams by Colin Johnston
Grands Prix Sports Car Racing

120 Years of Caracciola: 1926 Grosser Preis von Deutschland (Part II)

“No!” Porsche tosses the spark plug back towards the car. He catches the next “hot chestnut” in his handkerchief. Raises the magnifying glass to it. “No!” Rudi fumbles to remove the eighth plug – as the Mercédès creaks & cools – as cars stream past the pits – as the rain continues to fall. Was […]

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120 Years of Caracciola: 1926 Grosser Preis von Deutschland (Part I) - Racing Daydreams by Colin Johnston
Grands Prix Sports Car Racing

120 Years of Caracciola: 1926 Grosser Preis von Deutschland (Part I)

One hundred & twenty years ago, on the 17th February 1901, a Mercédès car first entered a motor race – at Pau, France. 18 days prior – in Remagen, Germany – was born the man most synonymous with the racing Mercedes-Benz. One of the truly great drivers of the 20th century. Otto Wilhelm Rudolf Caracciola. […]

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