Memories Of 1974: Jochen Neerpasch On Romania’s Dream Road

The Transfagarasan Road (Romanian: Transfăgărășan) was completed in 1974. The Carpathian Pass is one of the most spectacular mountain roads on earth. 1974 was also the great era of the BMW 3.0 CSL in motor sport, when BMW Motorsport GmbH – founded just two years previously – achieved the first high point in its success story.

 

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Two icons have now come together: Jochen Neerpasch, founder of BMW Motorsport GmbH, is driving the BMW 3.0 CSL around the winding hairpin bends of Romania’s dream road. The vehicle is owned by the Romanian hillclimb racing driver Eduard Tonsch. Eyewitnesses report that Neerpasch at the age of 80 has lost virtually nothing of the intuition and class of the former racing driver. This can all be seen in the YouTube video filmed on location, also featuring Neerpasch talking about his long and illustrious career.

Report by bmwgroup-classic.com


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