somewhere in Stuttgart
Samstag, 31. März 2012
Dienstag, 27. März 2012
Montag, 26. März 2012
Sonntag, 25. März 2012
The 11417 meters (7.1 mile) long public roads in the wooded countryside to the west of Stuttgart were used as the temporary race track Solitude between 1924 and 1965.
After WW II, the Solitude featured several German Motorcycle GPs and non-championship F1 races which attracted huge crowds of up to half a million people!
Legendary pilots like Geoff Duke, John Surtees, Wolfgang Graf Berghe von Trips, Dan Gurney, Jack Brabham or Jim Clark competed there.
In addition, the Solitude was used by Mercedes-Benz and Porsche (both companies being based in Stuttgart) and NSU (the world's largest motorcycle factory in the 1950s) as a test track.
The last race on the Solitude circuit was held in 1965 due to several reasons, especially the questionable safety for pilots and spectators, as there are almost no run-off areas, but a lot of trees next to the track. And between the trees and on the hills sides, the spectators were placed.
Mittwoch, 21. März 2012
the bike on the foto
is not a BMW Boxer XY/9 or so -
this is a Ratier, an old french brand founded 1904 producing the first motorcycles in 1955.
Ratier-Figeac is still selling propeller and other aerospace-stuff.
This picture is taken near Mont Martre
Dienstag, 20. März 2012
Samstag, 17. März 2012
You want an acceleration race man against man?
The Surfazz Caferacer, the Mo-Magazine and the 101 Team, organize a 1/8 mile race in the context of the largest motorcycle meeting of South Germany- Glemseck 101.
We´re located right at the famous Solitude Racetrack near Stuttgart, where the Grand Prix took place until the end of the sixties.
We would like to offer a good show to the visitors with you together. Making noise, open the throttle and having fun.
Caferacers should register by email.
Apply now !!
Apply now !!
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