Today’s focus is on another hero of the past, Gerhard Karl Mitter, known as Gerhard Mitter (30th August 1935 – 1st August 1969). This blogpost is dedicated to this German, 50 years after his fatal accident at the Nürburgring. It is assumed, that a technical defect was the reason for this tragedy.

As a brilliant all-rounder, he was not only familiar with the Nürburgring, but also with extremely long and challenging road racing circuits, such as the famous Targa Florio: in 1969, the winning team was Gerhard Mitter / Udo Schütz – sadly one of the last highlights in the career of Mitter.

Also Gerhard Mitter was one of The Castiron’s heroes: successful in a broad sense, in varied race series on different tracks with really diverse vehicles – and last, but not least multiple winner of the European Hill Climb Championship.


See you next Friday.   -   God bless you, all the best!   The Castiron

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