From the archives: Norisring 1949
Photos of the event are of course rare but we can now reveal some, made by an unknown spectator all those years ago and found by us on an antiques fair. In the first photo we see nobleman Alexander von Falkenhausen doing his lap of honour with the victory wreath around his neck. In front of his car is the definite sign that the war has not gone away completely yet; there is an american MP officer (and another one in the background) guiding him over the track. The stone grandstands in the back are the remains of the enormous nazi complex that funnily laid the foundation for the race track.
The two photos underneath actually show two scenes from the race. In the first one we see Helmut Polensky driving his (home-made?) Polensky Monopol BMW powered monoposto with nr. 100 in front, steering his way through to 4th place in the event. The car behind him is one of the many Veritas RS that were entered, most probably driven by a certain Gerd-Heinz Jäger. In the bottom picture we see von Falkenhausen again, this time going at speed through the corner, on his way to win the event.