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Arthur Rosenhammer, who later drove for the EMW (Eisenacher Motoren Werke) sports car team, built a 750cc kleinstrennwagen using a BMW engine which was them modified for 500cc racing. The chassis was a light tubular frame with Volkswagen Beetle front suspension, rear suspension, transaxle and wheels.

For some reason which we don't understand, the car was christened the Flying Pencil in England!

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Arthur only appears in the car briefly taking a win at Grenzlandring on 19th September 1948 and it appears to have passed to Theo Fitzau for '49.

 

Arthur and ARO at Grenzlandring, September '48

Some results for Theo:

Nürburgring 7th August 1949 Grand Prix, 10th

Sachsenring 25th September 1949, DNF

Köln 2nd October 1949, 5th

Halle Saale Schleife 25th June 1950, 4th

Leipzig 9th July 1950, 2nd

Theo then appears to have move on to another Eigenbau, the WGW.

If anyone has any more details or photos, please get in touch.

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