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#1 Hans Etzrodt

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 02:32

Yes - many years have passed and not much happened with these forgotten World Championships after Leif Snellman posted about 1925 at TNF.

Cyril Posthumus in “The Roaring Twenties” published in 1980 wrote about the 1925 World Championship, as did Adriano Cimarosti in 1986 “Autorennen” and again 1990 in “Grand Prix Motor Racing”, also Jean-Paul Delsaux in 1993 “50 Grands Prix de Belgique” and in 2000 by Donatella Biffignandi in “Auto d’Epoca”. The 1926 and 1927 World Championships were briefly described again by both accomplished writers Posthumus and Cimarosti and even 1928 was still mentioned but not properly explained.

These mysterious and forgotten Automobile World Championships stretched over a six year period, from 1925 to 1930. They were quite important then -in the Roaring Twenties- and very much ignored nowadays but remain part of the Grand Prix racing history. These championships have just now been described -for the first time- in detail on Leif Snellman’s intricate Golden Era website http://www.kolumbus....ellman/main.htm

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#2 Michael Ferner

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 14:42

Well done, Hans & Leif! :up:

#3 Tim Murray

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 17:28

Fascinating, especially about the non-championships of 1928 - 30, about which I knew nothing. One very minor point - as John Humphries told us last year in this thread 'Bummer' Scott (1927 British GP) was really 'Bomber' Scott.