You’ve probably never heard of Georg “Schorsch” Meier, but he was quite famous in his day. The man could ride like nobody’s business.
Meier won the European Championship for BMW in 1938. Impressive as that might seem, he topped it the following year by winning the prestigious Senior TT on the Isle of Man. Meier led from the start and was the first non-British rider to win the TT. As if that weren’t cool enough, Meier also drove for the Auto Union grand prix team in 1939.
Following World War II he won five German racing championships on a pre-war BMW Type 255 Kompressor supercharged motorcycle. He also owned one of Germany’s largest BMW dealerships. Meier died in 1999.
We’re telling you this only because today would have been Meier’s 100th birthday, which is as good a reason as any to run these fantastic pictures of him in action.
Photos: BMW. Georg Meier on the Isle of Man in 1939.
Via Wired Autopia: http://www.wired.com/autopia/