Autosport during WWII

Autosport in 1940, Europe stopped the rest continued!

While the war was on full power in 1940, most of the autosport in Europe stopped especially in the countries invaded by Nazi Germany.  Some countries like Spain, Italy and Ireland kept on organizing races. While in the rest of the world, until august 1940, races and even Grand Prix’s were organized.  However, it would not take long before other countries would be involved as well in the war. If
Autosport during WWII

Autosport in 1939, when many were still racing!

While Nazi Germany invaded Poland in September 1939 and many races were cancelled in Europe, it did not mean the end of the Autosport season at all. Especially outside Europe there were races held up. Up to 1941, many events were organised. Even when the war escalated in mid-1943 when Nazi Germany was losing their battle in the east and the west, and Italy arrested Mussolini. To be fair it
Unraced 1940 - 1949

The unraced Alfa Romeo Tipo 512

Germany was in the 1930s the dominating factor in Grand Prix racing. Constructors as Auto-Union and Mercedes made history with their, sometimes futuristic design, voiturettes on the circuits. Sadly, the war made an end of their success, and meant the end of Grand Prix racing for several years. Despite the war, Alfa Romeo continued to work on their Alfa Romeo Tipo 512. It was intended as replacement for the Alfa