On the 28th of January in 1938, Bernd Rosemeyer, one of the most famous race drivers in the 1930s, wanted to defend his world record with Auto Union against Mercedes-Benz driver Rudolf Caracciola. It was a cold day with slight wind gusts. Caracciola achieved an average of 432.692 km/h (268.43 mph). ... | Read more
On Tuesday (November 13, 2012), the authors Stefan Aust and Thomas Ammann present their new book "Die Porsche-Saga: Eine Familiengeschichte des Automobils" at Automuseum Prototyp.
After about 50 years, our Porsche 718/2-02 Formula One returned to the Nürburgring at the Eiffelrennen 2012. We give thanks to the following photographers for their footage: - René Hey | cannoneer.de - Thomas Rippel | oldtimerreisen.com - Matthias Henckell
From 1972 to 1973, Porsche built the 911 Carrera RS 2.7. For the first time a Porsche 911 was carrying the Carrera lettering. "Carrera" should remind of the race "Carrera Panamericana". The distinctive feature of the RS is the "ducktail" - the engine cover lid with its spoiler. Other distinctive fe ... | Read more
On July 4, 2012, AUTOMUSEUM PROTOTYP invited to a special evening event. The former Formula 1 and sports car driver Jacky Ickx presented his new book "Jacky Ickx – Die autorisierte Biografie von Pierre Van Vliet" (Delius Klasing Verlag, 240 pages, 61 photographs (in color) 91 photos (b / w), € 3 ... | Read more
The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (W 194) was very successful in racing since 1952. The gullwing doors were installed because of the broad tubular space frame of the 300 SL. In 1954, the 300 SL was also available as a sports car (W 198).
Right at the beginning of the new year - from January 21, 2012 on - we have enhanced our permanent exhibition. Under the title "Wolfgang Graf Berghe von Trips. Ritter der Rennstrecke", we remember of German racing driver Count Trips as the first German Grand Prix winner in Formula One. Stories tell ... | Read more