Just over 75 years ago, on January 28 1938, the racing world lost one of the most legendary drivers in the history of the sport. Star of the Auto Union Silver Arrow Squad, Bernd Rosemeyer had won the titles of European Champion, German Champion and German Bergmeister by 1936 at the age of 26.

Rosemeyer celebrated his greatest successes during the 1936 season, when he locked the titles of European champion, German Champion and German Bergmeister at the wheel of an Auto Union Type C. That V16 mid-engine racer, designed by Ferdinand Porsche, offered technology far ahead of its time. Still, with thin tires and rubber technology at the time, the car was a handle to drive and it was his driving prowess that truly set Rosemeyer ahead of his peers and even his teammates.

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