In 1903 the Solitude Castle was chosen for hill climb sprint for motorcycles. In 1922 sports and race cars started to compete too and in 1925, for the first time there was a circuit race "Rund um die Solitude", each lap counting 22kms!! The circuit was considered very demanding, often compared to the Targa Florio. WWII stopped, as expected, all races after 1937.This book covers the history of the racing in Solitude after WWII, starting in 1949 untill 1965 when the race was abandoned due to safety concerns. Like a baby Nürburgring, the circuit had little in the way of barriers and plenty of trees lining each bend. Many of the day's best drivers raced at Solitude, with names such as Amon, Clark, Von Trips and Brabham winning the non-championship Grand Prix. Very well designed and image-led limited edition book, with over 600 photographs and 336 pages, in four languages (English, German, French and Italian).This is Edition 1 and No #903 of 1200 copies.A really great read or addition to the collection of the motorsport enthusiast !!
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