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Heinz Melkus
German racing driver

Heinz Melkus

Heinz Melkus
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Quick Facts

Intro German racing driver
Was Civil engineer Engineer Structural engineer Racecar driver
From Germany Germany
Field Engineering Sports
Gender male
Birth 20 April 1928, Dresden, Dresden Directorate District, Saxony, Germany
Death 5 September 2005, Dresden, Dresden Directorate District, Saxony, Germany (aged 77 years)
Star sign Taurus
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Heinz Melkus (April 20, 1928 in Dresden – September 5, 2005 in Dresden) was an East-German race car driver and constructor of sport cars.

He founded the company Melkus to produce race and sport cars, his Wartburg based Melkus RS 1000 was with 101 build units the most successful one.

His sons, Ulli and Peter Melkus have resumed to build sports cars in 2006.

Track record

  • 1958 German champion in Formula 3 up to 500 cc
  • 1960 East German champion in Formula Junior up to 1000 cc
  • 1965 Winner of the Main event of the Friendship of Socialist Countries Cup
  • 1967, 1968, 1972 East German champion in Formel 3/Class C 9/Class B 8/ E up to 1300 cc

Literature

  • Horst Ihling: BMW (Ost), EMW, Wartburg. Autorennsport in der DDR. Delius Klasing, Bielefeld 2006, ISBN 978-3-7688-5788-8.
  • Wolfgang Melenk: Heinz Melkus. Fahrlehrer, Konstrukteur und Rennfahrer. Festschrift zum 75. Geburtstag. Limbacher Druck GmbH, without ISBN.
  • Wolfgang Melenk, Frank Rönicke: Meister des Sports. Der Automobilrennsport in der DDR. Motorbuch-Verlag, Stuttgart 2004, ISBN 3-613-02441-1.
  • Wolfgang Melenk, Mike Jordan: Rennsportlegende Heinz Melkus. Lebenswerk und Sportkarriere des Dresdner Automobilkonstrukteurs und Autorennfahrers. Delius Klasing, Bielefeld 2008, ISBN 978-3-7688-5792-5.





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