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Born on this day (24th - May)

John Bolster

1910 - 1984


Hannu Olavi Mikkola

1942


1952


Guido Pardini

1953 - 2007


Lamberto Leoni

1953


Philip Verellen

1962 - 2002


Ivan Capelli

1963


Ricky Craven

1966



Died on this day (24th - May)

Claude Loraine Barrow

1873 - 1903


Albert Guyot

1881 - 1947


Herbert Müller

1940 - 1981


Dries van der Lof

1919 - 1990


Hitoshi Ogawa

1956 - 1992


Alfonso Garcia de Vinuesa

1958 - 1997



Edgar Barth
Edgar Barth
GERMANY

Born
26 / 1 / 1917
Died
20 / 5 / 1965
A distinguished pre-war motor cycle racer, Barth drove the EMW sports cars between 1953 and 1956 and, by winning his class in the 1956 Coupe de Paris at Montlhery, he attracted the attention of the Porsche team. After a successful class-winning debut for Porsche at the 1957 Nurburgring 1000 Km, Edgar and his family defected from East Germany. He then became a mainstay of the company's Formula 2, sports and hill-climb programme. He won the Targa Florio outright in 1959 (with Seidel) and was European mountain champion in 1959,1963 and 1964, by which time he was already suffering from the cancer to which he succumbed, at the age of 48, in May 1965. His son, Jurgen, also represented the Porsche factory team, winning the Le Mans 24-hour race in 1977.




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