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AVUS Project [DONE]

Our pioneering project aims to identify and catalogue every crash photo in racing history. We cannot do it alone, so if you have any spare time, view this forum and sign up to help!
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AVUS Project [DONE]

Post by PTRACER » 4 years ago

AVUS project.

It says 213 results found, but 84 of those are just in the one thread where we were ID'ing a crash. There are not that many to add, but they need arching:

Link: search.php?keywords=AVUS&terms=all&auth ... mit=Search

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Post by PTRACER » 4 years ago

AVUS is done, pending the following being re-uploaded by sebbbl (or anyone else who may have them):
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Post by sebbbl » 4 years ago

Here's a picture of Hans Heyer's BMW M1 who went into the tyres during the 1980 race of the Procar-Serie at the AVUS circuit in Berlin...

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Kieth O'dor

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Post by sebbbl » 4 years ago

Two little AVUS incidents from 1995:

Stefanie Weber crashes her Formula Junior car
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Wolfgang Henzler damages his front-wing (F3)
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Post by sebbbl » 4 years ago

Here's a painting of Arthur Rosenhammer's (EMW) accident during the 1954 AVUS-Rennen. His car started to burn and he jumped out. His car was damaged and Rosenhammer just had a hole in his overall.

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Post by sebbbl » 4 years ago

All pictures of Hans Herrmann have already been reposted by Motorsportrace :thumbsup:


The wrecked Talbot of Chassagne/Rivet during the 1926 German GP.
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Hugo Urban-Emmerich went through the fences in the Nordkurve during the 1926 German GP.
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The wrecked Bugatti of Lobkowicz after his fatal accident during the 1932 AVUS-Rennen.
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Pictures of the fatal crash of Mercedes-driver Otto Merz at AVUS 1933
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Post by sebbbl » 4 years ago

The Grand Prix of Berlin 1959 at AVUS (SportsCars - 1500ccm - 25laps - 207km - WET) of Carel (Pieter Anthonie Hubertus) Godin de Beaufort.

Count de Beaufort rejoins the sports-car race with his Porsche, after diving over the top of the North Curve, and landing in the paddock area some 30 feet below! He was quite unhurt, but rtired a few laps later.

#25 at the start
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the crash (not scanned by me)
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back in the race with his damaged car
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Just one lap after that incident Jean Behra flew over the slippery North Curve and was killed by hitting a flag-pole.

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Post by sebbbl » 4 years ago

I have to re-scan the Ernst Henne pictures...

That's it for now! :thumbsup:

Oh, and as I have deleted my original post: Thanks a big lot for all your hard work, Paul and "the helpers"!!

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Post by PTRACER » 4 years ago

Thank you so much sebbbl! We couldn't do this database without guys like you!

Aside from the Otto Merz, I could not find any of your photos above on Google. If you don't mind, I will find your original posts and edit your photos into them.
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Post by sebbbl » 4 years ago

The Ernst Henne crash. Is that one and the same crash? Still not entirely convinced about the location AVUS.
Just look at that slope/embankmant in the background has that car crashed down and came to rest on that plain?... looks very much like Nürburgring to me.

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Post by PTRACER » 4 years ago

Have a look at the second Henne photo:
http://www.the-fastlane.co.uk/cpdb/cras ... ditid1=698

He crashed through a big chain-link fence into a field. The damage is the same.
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Post by sebbbl » 4 years ago

sebbbl wrote:Here's a painting of Arthur Rosenhammer's (EMW) accident during the 1954 AVUS-Rennen. His car started to burn and he jumped out. His car was damaged and Rosenhammer just had a hole in his overall.

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