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The Fetzenflieger

Austrian-born Otto Mathé is left with one organic arm after a motorcycle collision during a foe in Sep 1934 formula in his right arm being paralysed subsequent a elbow. Not that it stops him from stability to actively attend in motorsport – utterly a opposite. Mathé takes a “double or nothing” proceed and switches to 4 wheels. Giving adult is never a possibility, and from that indicate his passion for cars is unconditionally dedicated to Porsche. In a mid-1950s he becomes increasingly good famous for nearing during his favourite racetracks with a rather surprising vehicle: a “Fetzenflieger.”

Though mixing Volkswagen components with Porsche engine-performance technically creates a Monoposto a Formula 2 car, Mathé always keeps accessible a set of bolt-on mudguards, lighting, a second chair and a gangling wheel, so in subsequent to no time his appliance is prepared to contest in other racing array where needed. With a rigging push commissioned on a left – a side of his still-functional palm – he leans opposite a steering circle to change gear: a viewpoint that creates a Austrian world-famous. And in annoy of his earthy disability, Mathè frequently outclasses a competition, withdrawal even a keenest drivers in his dust.


Otto Mathé, Fetzenflieger, Porsche AG

The singular Porsche turbocharges Otto Mathé’s career. The self-built racing car, with hand-crafted aluminium skin easy a 1.5-litre bureau racing engine (Spyder), and after a Fuhrmann engine from a 356 A Carrera GT, is positively one of a many surprising Porsche racing cars ever seen. Its intensely low centre of gravity, brief wheelbase, and engine commissioned in front of a back spindle outcome in unusual pushing characteristics, while a kerb weight of only 395 kilograms and 130 PS capacitate acceleration to some-more than 200 km/h. But it’s not only for those qualities that a weird nickname of “Fetzenflieger” – or “shreds flyer” – is coined for a car.

Mathé leaves a side panelling open in sequence to promote quicker changing of a hint plugs when needed. All that protects a carburettors from incoming mud are dual overlapping fabric tarpaulins, that also duty as atmosphere filters, and spasmodic misfires light a fabric, and a speeding car leaves fiery fragments on a lane behind it.


Otto Mathé, Fetzenflieger, Porsche AG

Otto Mathé, Fetzenflieger, Porsche AG

Otto Mathé, Fetzenflieger, Porsche AG

Otto Mathé, Porsche 356, Porsche AG

Otto Mathé, Porsche Type 64, Porsche AG

Otto Mathé, Porsche 356, Porsche AG

Otto Mathé, Porsche 356, Porsche AG

The Fetzenflieger was essentially used in silt lane racing and ice races; an instance of a latter is a mythological foe commemorating Dr. h.c. Ferdinand Porsche in Zell am See. Otto Mathé sets a record time there in 1956, completing a four-kilometre icy march in only 157 seconds – withdrawal Porsche PR trainer and racing motorist Huschke von Hanstein and Richard von Frankenberg trailing. On that day, around 3,000 motorsport fans are perplexed by a Fetzenflieger during a feet of a Großglockner.

The 9:11 repository has unearthed singular footage of a Fetzenflieger:


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Porsche publishes a resources of interesting and ominous contributions from a universe of Porsche during a website, 911-magazin.porsche.de. Whether it’s presenting new models or highlighting milestones in a company’s history, a online TV array complements a Porsche patron repository “Christophorus” and is published during a same intervals 5 times a year, in both German and English. Additional footage element and photos are openly accessible for journalistic purposes.

Categories
Porsche Canada

The Fetzenflieger

Austrian-born Otto Mathé is left with one organic arm after a motorcycle collision during a foe in Sep 1934 formula in his right arm being paralysed subsequent a elbow. Not that it stops him from stability to actively attend in motorsport – utterly a opposite. Mathé takes a “double or nothing” proceed and switches to 4 wheels. Giving adult is never a possibility, and from that indicate his passion for cars is unconditionally dedicated to Porsche. In a mid-1950s he becomes increasingly good famous for nearing during his favourite racetracks with a rather surprising vehicle: a “Fetzenflieger.”

Though mixing Volkswagen components with Porsche engine-performance technically creates a Monoposto a Formula 2 car, Mathé always keeps accessible a set of bolt-on mudguards, lighting, a second chair and a gangling wheel, so in subsequent to no time his appliance is prepared to contest in other racing array where needed. With a rigging push commissioned on a left – a side of his still-functional palm – he leans opposite a steering circle to change gear: a viewpoint that creates a Austrian world-famous. And in annoy of his earthy disability, Mathè frequently outclasses a competition, withdrawal even a keenest drivers in his dust.


Otto Mathé, Fetzenflieger, Porsche AG

The singular Porsche turbocharges Otto Mathé’s career. The self-built racing car, with hand-crafted aluminium skin easy a 1.5-litre bureau racing engine (Spyder), and after a Fuhrmann engine from a 356 A Carrera GT, is positively one of a many surprising Porsche racing cars ever seen. Its intensely low centre of gravity, brief wheelbase, and engine commissioned in front of a back spindle outcome in unusual pushing characteristics, while a kerb weight of only 395 kilograms and 130 PS capacitate acceleration to some-more than 200 km/h. But it’s not only for those qualities that a weird nickname of “Fetzenflieger” – or “shreds flyer” – is coined for a car.

Mathé leaves a side panelling open in sequence to promote quicker changing of a hint plugs when needed. All that protects a carburettors from incoming mud are dual overlapping fabric tarpaulins, that also duty as atmosphere filters, and spasmodic misfires light a fabric, and a speeding car leaves fiery fragments on a lane behind it.


Otto Mathé, Fetzenflieger, Porsche AG

Otto Mathé, Fetzenflieger, Porsche AG

Otto Mathé, Fetzenflieger, Porsche AG

Otto Mathé, Porsche 356, Porsche AG

Otto Mathé, Porsche Type 64, Porsche AG

Otto Mathé, Porsche 356, Porsche AG

Otto Mathé, Porsche 356, Porsche AG

The Fetzenflieger was essentially used in silt lane racing and ice races; an instance of a latter is a mythological foe commemorating Dr. h.c. Ferdinand Porsche in Zell am See. Otto Mathé sets a record time there in 1956, completing a four-kilometre icy march in only 157 seconds – withdrawal Porsche PR trainer and racing motorist Huschke von Hanstein and Richard von Frankenberg trailing. On that day, around 3,000 motorsport fans are perplexed by a Fetzenflieger during a feet of a Großglockner.

The 9:11 repository has unearthed singular footage of a Fetzenflieger:


Play


Porsche publishes a resources of interesting and ominous contributions from a universe of Porsche during a website, 911-magazin.porsche.de. Whether it’s presenting new models or highlighting milestones in a company’s history, a online TV array complements a Porsche patron repository “Christophorus” and is published during a same intervals 5 times a year, in both German and English. Additional footage element and photos are openly accessible for journalistic purposes.