Posted 21 January 2013 - 17:10
But we had also Austro-Daimler before WWII.
has anyone a complete list of GP races that Austro Daimler appeared?
Details about the cars?
Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:37
HistoryFan had not told us what sites he had already found and I thought Leif Snellman is always a good bet so I felt a reference might help.
Did Austro-Daimler race during the period covered by that site?
The periods don't coincide for GP racing but the hillclimb list does cover the whole inter-war period.
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Posted 15 August 2013 - 15:27
I've just been reading an article by Karl Ludvigsen in The automobile January 2009 on hte Grand Prix Austro-Daimlers. It is based on of his book on Ferdinand Porsche.
Is a Grand Prix Austro-Daimler mentioned in Karl Ludvigsen's biography of Ferdinand Porsche?
It seems there were two. the first was known as the ADM-R and was built for the 1921 3-litre formula. The name was intended to suggest a relationship with the production ADM but it was a unique design. THe car was't raced by A-D but one car was imported to England by George Newman. It was raced at Brooklands until 1930, eventually lapping at 118mph.
In 1922 the Grand Prix formula required 2-litres and Porsche produced the ADS II-R. Its cylinder dimensions were the same as the ADM-R's and its chassis was a shortened version of the ealier car's. The cars were entered for the Italian Grand Prix to be driven by Alfred Neubauer, Fritx Kuhn and Lambert Pöcher. Kuhn crashed fatally early in practice and the cars were withdrawn. Francis Luther of Beardmore imported at least one of he carsand race it successfully at Brooklands. In 1928 the car appeared with a new 1.5-litre supercharged engine built by Laystall and became known as the Laystalll special.
The controversy over Kuhn's crash caused Porsche to leave A-D and move to Daimler in Germany but I don't know what happened to him after that.
Posted 16 August 2013 - 09:30
The little Sascha racers were remarkably in advance of their time, extremely quick for their category. Several raced in the UK after their continental careers, one driven by Malcolm Campbell. The larger cars also came to the UK to compete, chiefly at Brooklands.