Have you ever wondered if there was something like motorsports in Eastern Europe before the wall came down? Have you ever thought there was something else than labor and military parades? Something like fun? Something like competition? Of course it was Western Germany that was legendary for motoring and racing. But people on the other side were no different. Maybe limited in opportunities, but at least of equal enthusiasm.
Despite humble means, private and corporate enthusiasts managed to compete in national and international events. Whereas the AWE works team stood their ground in the 1300cc class at European rallies, masses gathered at national events like the Wartburg Rallye or the Schleizer-Dreieck Rennen. So take some time and enjoy this glimpse into the socialist racing community of the former GDR.
Featured Image: Michael Stück Archiv / www.wartburgrallyearchiv.de