Code No: 21328
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No. Pages: 176
Illustrations: COLOUR THROUGHOUT
From Lautenschlager to Schumacher, Germany's racing drivers have etched their names at motor sport's highest pinnacle. For Mercedes in 1908 and 1914, Christian Lautenschlager won two of the greatest Grands Prix in history. Discovered by Mercedes-Benz, Michael Schumacher went on to win a spectacular seven world championships. Famous marques Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Auto Union (later Audi) and Ford of Germany naturally feature, but there also the less well known brands like DKW, NSU, Stoewer, AFM, Scampolo, Horsch, Borgward and Zakspeed. Drivers include Hans Stuck, Rudy Caracciola, Manfred von Brauchitsch, Hermann Lang, Karl Kling and Hans Herrmann from earlier days plus Hans-Joachim Stuck, the Schumacher brothers and more from the modern era. They drove racing cars that were both white and silver, the latter passing into legend as the 'Silver Arrows'. The glistening silver centrepiece of this unique tribute to Germany's racing cars and drivers is the decade of the 1930s, when the Third Reich controversially backed motor sports to flaunt its skill and power. Then there were the Mercedes-Benz GP and sports cars of the 1950s and the little Porsches that grew into the ground shaking 917 and the Le Mans dominating 956 and 962. This is a great addition to the racing colours series of books and a must buy for any enthusiast's library.