John Zilisch -- 1949 Veritas

John Zilisch of Payson, AZ, entered this very pretty "Veritas", striking in its brilliant yellow paint.  I don't recall seeing the car on the racecourse.   (Not in 2004 -- it did run in 2006.)

The Veritas was one of the first sports/racers created in immediate post-WWII Germany.  It used a pre-war BMW 328 engine.  This well-engineered 2-liter straight 6-cylinder later evolved into the "Bristol" used in many British racers of the 1950s.  (For the historians:  Didn't Bristol gain the rights to this engine through war reparations?) 

A Veritas actually raced in southern California in the 1950s.

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