1966 Touring Car Wreck at Nurby

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1966 Touring Car Wreck at Nurby

Post by Jesper Hvid » 8 months ago

I realise this has already been asked, and the question was long ago sort of dismissed as insignificant, but I'll try again with a little more substance this time around. I can't seem to find an old topic about this, maybe there wasn't even one to begin with. Right, well, these three similar ones taken at Flugplatz during the 1966 German GP show a wreck in the ditch. Click to enlarge (Clark, Gurney, Ickx):

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If these are race pics, they were taken very early on in the race, considering the tragic Ickx/Taylor accident. I have Ickx as having completed just one lap, and that was with damage from the crash, so the image of him at that very point of the track could be interesting.

Racingsportscars has these results for the Rheinland-Pfalz Preis, including the non-starters:

http://www.racingsportscars.com/results ... 08-07.html

I believe we are dealing with one of these:
142 Gerhard Bodmer Glas 1300 GT
143 Joachim Laermann Glas 1300 GT
A pic of a Glas 1300 GT:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File ... e_Rock.jpg

Here, it says that the GT/TC-event was the final one of the race weekend.

http://www.pro-steilstrecke.de/gpdeutsc ... d_1966.php

So, obviously, in order for the wreck of either Bodmer or Laermann to be there during the GP (and I think it's Bodmer and the #142), the car must necessarily have had an incident sometime during practice.

So, summing up, that's what I'm suggesting for this ID:

Gerhard Bodmer's wreck in practice for the 1966 Rheinland-Pfalz Preis. A good bet.
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Post by Jesper Hvid » 8 months ago

+1 with Scarfiotti:

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