Helm Glöckler was born in 1901, his brother, Walter Glöckler, was famous for creating a small Porsche Spyder in 1951 that later inspired the factory to the Porsche 550. In 1949 he won the German 1500 sports car championship in a Veritas before acquiring a French DB which he fitted with a BMW engine to compete in the German championship. Glöckler has the distinction of giving the DB its only international victory at Hockenheim in May 1951, beating the Emeryson of Ted Frost and Cooper Mk IV of Toni Kreuzer. He finished third overall in the 1951West German Championship.
Here are Helm's known results:
After this he reverted back to sports cars set a new
class record in the spring of 1952 driving his brother's Glöckler-Porsche at
the Nürburgring on his way to winning the 1952 German championship. Helm
became Porsche works driver in 1953 and at that year's Eifelrennen, marked
by heavy rain, Helm gave the prototype factory Porsche 550 it's debut
victory. In the sports car support race for the 1953 German Grand Prix, he
retired on the fourth lap. He was entered for the Grand Prix in a Formula 2
Equipe Anglaise Cooper T23, but he blew up the engine in qualifying. Helmut
competed at Le Mans in 1953 driving a Porsche 550 Coupé with Hans Herrmann
to 16th place and in 1954 driving with Richard von Frankenberg they retired.
He went on to win the German Sports Car Championship in 1954 for a second
time. In the 1955 race he drove with Jaroslav Juhan driving a Porsche
Spyder, finishing 6th overall and 3rd in class. His last appearance at Le
Mans in 1956, ended with an accident while sharing a works Porsche 356
Carrera with Max Nathan.