Eight time German Motorcycle Champion before the war, he established Veritas and drove one of his own cars in the German Grand Prix in 1953.
Ernst Loof died 65 years ago, he was 49
Walter Bäumer won the Mille Miglia in 1940 with Huschke von Hanstein. He died when his car door opened in a corner as he was being kissed by a girl. He fell out into a field, receiving a fatal wound in his neck from a sharp wooden object.