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Born on this day (23rd - April)

1851 - 1898


Wilhelm Werner

1874 - 1947


Bob Burman

1884 - 1916


1932


Dick Atkins

1936 - 1966


Larry Rice

1946 - 2009


Mike Smith

1955 - 2014


Mike Ciochetti

1959


Pierluigi Martini

1961


Chris Kneifel

1961


Paul Belmondo

1963


Parnelli Jones Jr

1969


Thiago Marques

1980



Died on this day (23rd - April)

1892 - 1948


1912 - 1950


Dempsey Wilson

1927 - 1971


Alfred Ethelbert Moss

1896 - 1972



Hans Blees
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GERMANY

Born
15 / 2 / 1920
Died
18 / 3 / 1994
Post war German racing driver who raced a Veritas and an AFM mostly in East Germany.


Hans Blees was from Düsseldorf

In 1952 he raced a Veritas RS BMW finishing 3rd in a round of the DDR Sportscar Championship at the Sachsenring.
 
He entered the German GRand Prix in 1953 but did not appear.

In 1953 when Heeks became a member of the semi-works Veritas team "Ecuire Nürburg" and switched to one of Loof´s new Meteor cars, he handed over his AFM 50-8 to Blees, who used it mainly in East German events. He entered it into the German GRand Prix in 1953 but did not appear.

In East German Formula 2 was prolonged until the end of the 1954 and Blees campaigned the full season in the car finishing 3rd in the Dresden Hellerau Rennen and second at the Bernaurennen at Bernau in Germany.

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