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Hermann Gunzenhauser

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Found a good story about the former German Champ,Hermann Gunzenhauser,whos career started pre-war and ended in 1955.In German and tells of the tragic crash he had with Austrian rival Martin Schneeweiß in Graz

https://www.teckbote.de/lokalsport/lokalnachrichten-lokalsport_artikel,-profirennfahrer-in-der-hitlerzeit-_arid,87636.html

Also,and this is what got me looking,found some old footage of Gunzenhauser winning a meeting at the old North German Ebstorf dirt track in 1951.Footage of the meeting is right at the end

 https://www.filmothek.bundesarchiv.de/video/585968?set_lang=de

 

Gunzenhauser was of course a two time winner of the Zlata Prilba in Pardubice

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Helmet_of_Pardubice

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Interesting ! The reporter says this meeting counts as a semi-final of the German Championship (of 1951?), and at the end he refers to Gunzenhauser as the German Champion of the previous year (1950?) 

 

 

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Yes I did see on Britmet’s Speedway champions site it does have Hermann down as 1950 German champion.Find the site a bit hard to get through enlarging records.

I actually stumbled across the footage because I stumbled across a wonderful panorama photo of the track and then across what I thought was a great piece for the time.Probably better because of the day time meeting,whereas in England most meetings were filmed in the evening and so poorer quality

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