I was a little hasty on the trigger and published this week’s post before I had actually written anything. This BMW R 75 was built in 1941 and most probably served the Luftwaffe during this period. It is a rarity but the lucky owner recently managed to purchase the previous model as well. It’s a very large bike but incredibly quiet.
Good luck with the collection!
P.S. So this week’s lesson is never confuse “Save” and “publish” on WordPress ……
Schleiz’s claim to fame is one of the oldest “natural” race tracks in Germany.
The first ever race took place on the 10th of June 1923, with the aim being to race as far as possible and as quickly as possible on five litres of fuel. The winner of the car race was Mr. Huldreich Heußer with a total distance of 87.3 km and an average of 41.4 km/h (which quite incidentally is similar to what I get out of my Dutch “sit up and beg” style bicycle when going downhill fully laden). Mr. Horst Raebel on his motorcycle managed six laps with an average speed of 64.2 km/h (which is something to aim for on that bicycle).
I’ve really no idea who won this particular race, but today the top speeds average 160 km/h per lap……I think I’ll get my coat!