Flashback: On 1st of May, 1979 the then sole German Ferrari importer, Auto Becker of Düsseldorf, held a big Ferrari meeting at the Nürburgring. Part of this meeting was a parade of all participating cars on the track. An American pickup truck which was the leading car in the parade was used as a mobile platform for photographers and - reportedly - a film crew. Unfortunately I haven't managed to find this film so far. This photo was taken by Dieter Berg who took part in the parade at the wheel of his silvergrey 308 GTB Vetroresina. The car in front is the burgundy 275 GTB/4 s/n 10263, owned at the time by Karl-Heinz Ophoff of Solingen, Germany, a dealer of crashed Ferrari automobiles and spare parts. He broke many Ferrari for scrap. Originally silvergrey metallic, 275 GTB/4 s/n 10263 had been sold new to Victor Rolff, a mining entrepreneur and the main sponsor of Wolfgang Graf Berghe von Trips in the latter's early days of racing. When owned by Ophoff, the car was fitted with a 365 GTB/4 Daytona engine, but the original engine had been kept aside and was later reunited with the car. #ferrari #ferrari70 #autobecker #helmutbecker #nürburgring #nurburgring #flashback #vintagephoto #vintagephotos #oldphotos #oldphoto #ferrari275 #ferrari275gtb4 #275gtb4 #ophoff #karlheinzophoff #epic #verdammtlangher #dieterberg
Sunday, 19 August 2018
Flashback: 1st of May, 1979 - Auto Becker Ferrari meeting at the Nürburgring.
And another classic by Andreas Binner
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