DRIVERS: ERNST LOOF
Name: Ernst Loof
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.