|1935 - Avusrennen - No.8 Hans Geier W25 Streamliner Coupe
For 1935 the AVUS-Rennen was split up into two heats
and a final. The Mercedes and Auto Union teams turned
up with several streamliners and Ferrari with an Alfa
Hanns Geier raced a speed record car - which
Caracciola used to set new world records with in 1934 -
a special W25 coupe with a cockpit that could only be
opened from the outside! In the first heat a tyre burst on
Geier's streamliner forcing him to make a pit stop and he
finally finished fourth. Fourth place however meant
qualification for the final but, after only three laps of the
final Geier’s Streamliner was out with carburettor failure.
Fagioli eventually won the race followed by the Alfa Bi-
motore of Chiron and Varzi’s Auto Union.
1/32 Wheelbase : 85mm