historicracing

Born on this day (30th - March)

Manuel de Teffé

1905 - 1967


Rudolf Krause

1907 - 1987


Peter Hirt

1910 - 1992


Robert O'Brien

1922 - 1997


1934


Eddie Jordan

1948


Mike Thackwell

1961


Stéphane Ortelli

1970


Fabrizio de Simone

1971


Chris Trickle

1972 - 1998



Died on this day (30th - March)

Lucien Bianchi

1934 - 1969


Yves Giraud-Cabantous

1904 - 1973


Bill Hamilton

1899 - 1978


Kenneth Douglas Evans

1912 - 1985


David Leslie

1953 - 2008


Richard Lloyd

1945 - 2008


Jackie Pretorius

1934 - 2009



Jurgen Meissner
Jurgen Meissner
GERMANY

Born
17 / 3 / 1950
Born in Dresden in the former East Germany. Meissner paticipated in both circuit racing and rallying. We drove a Moskwitsch 408 IE and 412 in rallies in East Germany between 1977 - 1979, however the Moskwitsch was not exactly high tech or fast and so Meissner switched to hill climbing in 1980 with an HTS. The following year having obtained his circuit racing licence he took to the tracks of East Germany (Saxonia Ring, Frohburg and Brno) and raced throughout the 80's. He also did stunt work for GDR Television. Retired from racing in 1989.