Rudolf Caracciola at 1930 Irish Grand Prix

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The winner of the Irish GP, Rudi Caracciola, with his wife Charley, who was sadly killed not long afterwards, having being caught in an avalanche whilst skiing.

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 13:17 Permalink
Julian Hunt

Rudolf Caracciola and his first wife 'Charly' after his win in the rain-soaked 1930 Irish Grand Prix.

Charly, who was a very good timekeeper, sometimes disguised herself in men's clothes to get around a general ban on women in the pits. She was discovered and thrown out of the Mercedes pit at the Tourist Trophy of 1929.

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 05:51 Permalink