From the archives: Sachsenring 1955

Written by Kurt | Wednesday, 11 April 2012 21:42


This photo was taken at the Sachsenring all the way back in 1955 (14 August). There is pretty conclusive evidence that this is a certain East-German racer called 'Rudolf Stumpf' driving his #45 'Eigenbau' sports car which was equipped with a VW or Porsche flat-4 engine. This amateur photo is not particularly sharp but nonetheless gives a good idea of the car's shape. Which was a rather bulbous beauty, heavily influenced by the Porsche 550 it seems. Notice the antitank obstacles in the background, which, for some reason, are still holding up ten years after the war.