Brudes started racing motorcycles before turning to four wheels. He finished third in the Mille Miglia in 1940. After the cessation of hostilities he resumed his racing and appearance in the 1952 German GP. He became a Borgward works driver competing in long-distance races such as the Buenos Aires 1000 Km, Le Mans 24 Hours and Carrera Panamericana as well as attempting speed records.
Adolf Brudes died 35 years ago, he was 87
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.