Avus Revival?




Now that the Berlin wall has fallen, may we hope that the legendary pre-war race track at Avus will be conserved? It is an astonishing sight as one travels eastward along the Berliner-Ring Autobahn to see a slip road leading onto a near-vertical cobbled banking.

The last time I went past it appeared reasonably intact and was merely fenced off from the motorway. Hostile Volkspolizei patrols then made stopping or photographing impossible.

May we hope that this piece of international heritage will one day be used again?

Dr. S. Cembrowicz, Bristol