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Born on this day (27th - April)

Rudolf Schoeller

1902 - 1978


Count Carlo Felice Trossi

1908 - 1949


1913 - 1975


Russ Klar

1914 - 2005


Bob Bondurant

1933


Don Horvath

1935 - 1965


Helmut Marko

1943


Yves Courage

1948


Ari Vatanen

1952



Died on this day (27th - April)

1907 - 1949


Herbert Ernest Meyer

1892 - 1962


Gioacchino Colombo

1903 - 1987


Judy Ganley

1939 - 2007


Harry Firth

1918 - 2014



Josef Peters
Josef Peters
GERMANY

Born
16 / 9 / 1914
Died
24 / 4 / 2001
Drove a Veritas-BMW in the early 1950s and retired from his only World Championship outing in the 1952 German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring.

Peters was a stalwart of the buoyant German domestic series of the early fifties driving his trusty two-seater Veritas.

He retired on his only World Championship outing, the 1952 German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring.

Mostly he just seemed to make up the numbers, but he finished third in the 1953 Formula 2 race at Grenzlandring, a well-supported meeting marred by the accident in which Helmut Niedermayr's car crashed into the crowd killing at least 13 spectators and injuring many others.

The sports-bodied Veritas was put to good use in the 1953 Nurburgring 1000 Km, when Josef and Wolfgang Seidel took fifth place overall and won the 1500 cc-2000 cc class.





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