Continuing on the subject of cars …. Germany’s oldest natural (or temporary) race track.
The Schleizer Dreieck (Triangle) has featured in my blog before, back in May 2011 (Week-19 – The Schleizer Triangle), this time on film, from a slightly different perspective and a month earlier in the year.
Picture 1:Fuji GA 645 PROFujinon 1:4 f=60mmFuji Pro 400HEpson Perfection V500Pictures 2, 3 and 4Zenza Bronica ETRSZenzanon f1:2.8 75mmFuji Pro 400HEpson Perfection V500
….. and finally I leave you with this, the last of its kind (for the next six months at least) ….. promise 😉
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!