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#1 Jimmy Piget

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Posted 24 November 2003 - 06:12

This driver (German ? Austrian ?) was entered, but did not appear, in a WC event in 1970.

Who was he, were did he came from ?


#2 Michael Müller

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Posted 25 November 2003 - 07:44

I remember there was a German touring car team in the 70's named "Bickel", they competed with various cars in hill climbs and circuit racing. The cars had been painted orange, and the team was a division of "Bickel Transport", a German trucking and forwarding company.

#3 Holger Merten

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Posted 25 November 2003 - 08:10

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125hp out of an Audi 50 engine with 1150ccm. Gosh. :eek:

#4 Holger Merten

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Posted 25 November 2003 - 08:19

Mabe here?

#5 eukie

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Posted 25 December 2003 - 21:16

There is a feature about "Bickel-Tuning" in german magazine Sportfahrer (5) 1978, H.9, p72-74. No Werner Bickel there! As Michael Müller rightly said, "Bickel" was the name of a trucking company and according to that article the racing and tuning team took over the name of its sponsor, probably even was a kind of outsourcing!? Chief engineer was Adolf Körber, formerly truck driver at Bickel`s and an amateur-racer. The link mentioned by Holger shows that the company is still alive. Gerd Körber, FIA European Truck Racing Champion 2003, is - if I`m not thoroughly mistaken - Adolf K.'s son.
BTW, where and when does this Werner Bickel occur in the records?

#6 Hugo Boecker

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 08:03

Just found a little trace of Werner Bickel
He drove a Fiat Abarth 1000 in some rounds of the German Championship
Anymore results?

#7 eukie

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 17:34

Just another small piece of information. "W. Bickel" came home fifth in the GT 1600 cc-class at the 1963 Happurg hill climb near Nuremberg (no car mentioned). The report in automobilsport 9/1963 describes him as a member of the Porsche-gang ("Porsche-Garde") from Nuremberg (i.e. "Snuffy Smith", W. Bickel, G. Eberle, H. Schaar, W. Port and J. Schlee).

#8 RStock

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 19:37

STATS F1 shows him being entered in a ?works? BRM for Spain in 1970 , but lists him as non-participant .

I can't get a direct link to his page to work , but if you go to the site and click on "pilotes" , you can find his stats listed under B . Oh , and apparently , he was German .

STATS F1 Werner Bickel

#9 Wark611

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 13:50

Hey german friends of the forum...
Come on, let's find something more about this driver.
I found an old Trento-Bondone hillclimb programme and I found he was on the starting list on a Fiat 1100. The paper says he was from Bremen but I have to say that there are a lot of mistakes on the italian drivers, so it could easily be that he was from another city.


#10 r.atlos

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 23:09

Is that one and the same Bickel ? There are also a number of photos of him in the 1964 picture section of this Norisring webpage and his little Abarth is clearly registered in Nürnberg.

It looks like a 1960 or 1961 vintage Bialbero to me - possibly ex-Seidel and/or ex-Zick / Plaut. Nürnberg seems to fit with eukie's earlier comments but is this then the same guy who was later supposed to live in Bremen ?

#11 adminj

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 13:20

Originally posted by Jimmy Piget
This driver (German ? Austrian ?) was entered, but did not appear, in a WC event in 1970.

Who was he, were did he came from ?

I had a telephone call with Mr. Helmut Bickel, who supported my site http://www.norisringhistorie.de with racing-fotos of his brother´s Abarth Bialbero (Norisring 1964) half an hour ago...and...I´m very surprised! He told me that Mr. Werner Bickel was the "mystery man", who intended to start at Jarama in 1970 with BRM-Formula One-car!!! But there were some problems not to solve...

Werner Bickel former lived in the Nuremberg-area, today in Nordrhein-Westfalen (Germany). Last time he started at the Norisring 1991 for the Porsche Carrera Cup, Helmut Bickel told me.

Best regards!


#12 Graham Clayton

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Posted 14 September 2015 - 07:38

Apparently Bickel was entered for the 1970 Spanish Grand Prix by the UTA Racing Organisation:


#13 Michael Ferner

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Posted 14 September 2015 - 15:50

Looks like John Surtees to me, but then again: what do I know?

#14 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 05:52

Yes, looks like John Surtees in 1969 in a P139.  Maybe that was the car that Bickel was supposed to drive in the 1970 Spanish GP.


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