December 16, 2010
Before there was DTM, real men raced in DRM
Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft , the German Racing Championship was the precursor to the now more famous DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) that ran between 1972 and 1985. It started, much like DTM, with fairly agricultural production cars and through the years evolved to the point of absurdity with insanely flared silhouette tube frame cars and sport prototypes until it just priced itself out of existence and was replaced by the (at the time) more sensible touring cars.
Enjoy this long slide show of some of these epic cars, from a racing VW bug all the way to the monster Joest Porshes of the mid 80's. Check out where the genesis of the famous BMW e30 M3 flares ...a Fiat 128...who knew!
Videos are after the jump.