DRIVERS: ERNST LOOF

Name: Ernst Loof
Nationality: Germany
Date of birth: April 7, 1907 - Neindorf
Date of death: March 3, 1956 - Bonn

A multiple motorcycle champion prior to the war, Loof also worked as a BMW engineer and built the special 328 coupe which Huschke von Hanstein and Walter Baumer used to win the truncated 1940 Mille Miglia. After the war Loof established himself quite a reputation as designer of the Veritas cars and drove one of these BMW-engined machines in the 1953 German Grand Prix. He later developed a brain tumor and died in 1956 after a long illness.

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