Issue #02 is packed with interesting stories from the world of historic motorsport. We are especially pleased that once again we have been able to come up with a bunch of contemporary witnesses in this issue.
Who does know about the Giro d’Italia Automobilistoco and who does straight away remember, that in 1979 rally teams rushed with group-5 race cars from racing circuit to racing circuit, just so that grand prix drivers could compete with the same cars? Walter Röhrl of course knew this, after all, he almost won it. You can read his story this issue.
But that is not all: Klaus Ludwig, Hans-Joachim Stuck, Paul Rosche, Hans Heyer, Jürgen Barth, Jochen Neerpasch, Frank Stippler, Stig Blomqvist and other motorsport professionals share their AUTOMOBILSPORT stories in this bumper issue.
Apart from these personal memories and experiences, our main topic, the BMW M1 Procar Season 1979, will add a feeling of high tension and its little anecdotes will make you smile. No other trophy series has brought about races that were as exciting and full of action up until now – and we don’t foresee this happening in the future. Formula 1 aces vs. Touring Car champions, all in identical cars in the supporting programme of Grand Prix races – imagine that today.
Jacques Laffite explaining to the BMW engine guru Paul Rosche, at the opening race of the Procar series at Zolder in 1979, that his break disc had just overtaken him! Just as you might be wondering what this is all about, Rosche at first also look a little puzzled. The solution to this riddle can be found on page 87.
No matter what makes your heart beat faster, Formula or Touring Cars, in whatever era your favourite race cars and biggest idols were on the move, the whole team has enjoyed putting this exciting mix of themes together, especially for you.
Availability: Sold Out
Publisher: AUTOMOBIL SPORT
Publication date: 05/09/2014
Country of publication: AUSTRALIA
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 297mm X 210mm