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eBay find of the day: Signed Rudolf Caracciola photo

Submitted by on September 24, 2013

Rudolf Caracciola 1938 Swiss GP Mercedes W154

A very special signed photograph has been placed for auction on eBay. It demonstrates Rudolf Caracciola doing what he did best, and that was steering big, silver Mercedes Benzes to victory in the wet.

On the 28th of August 1938 Rudolf Caracciola managed to win the Swiss Grand Prix by a convincing 26 seconds behind the wheel of his #12 Mercedes W154, despite heavy rain. It was to be his only victory in ’38, however podium finishes at all four rounds see him placed 1st overall in the driver championship. Caracciola was revered for his ability to race in the wet, and is often remembered by the name “Der Regenmeister” or “The Rainmaster”. This photograph was taken on that day and later signed by Rudolf, who passed away 44 years ago this Saturday.
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