I'm not exactly a very good racer, but I've always thought it would be pretty neat to be able to start a race at some point in my life just to say that I did it, even if I only managed to make it six and a half feet before my car decided to die. Just like one fine fella named Ernst Loof. Watch Farewell Veloster N 02:07 Now playing An Inside Look at Conor Daly’s RV Tuesday 2:33PM 01:14 Now playing Tesla's Cybertruck Is Really Late to the Electric Party 6/16/22 1:13PM If the name didn't give it away, Ernst Loof was born in Germany back in 1907, which means he was alive for the birth of Formula 1 racing. A successful motorcycle racer and car designer (his resumé includes contributing to the design of the BMW 328, among other things), Loof was likely one of those fine gentlemen out there that decided he had the means to start an F1 race. So, that's just what he did. Loof entered the 1953 German Grand Prix behind the wheel of a Veritas — a car tuning company that Loof founded, alongside Georg Meier and Lorenz Dietrich. After reworking a BMW,… Read full this story
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