German racing driverDied when: 87 years 21 days (1044 months)
Star Sign: Libra
Adolf Brudes von Breslau (born in Groß Kottulin, near Breslau (now Wrocław in Poland), 15 October 1899 – died in Bremen, 5 November 1986) was a Formula One driver from Germany and a member of German nobility.
He started racing motorcycles in 1919.As an owner of a BMW and Auto Union dealership in Breslau, he had the opportunities to go racing, which he did from 1928 onwards, initially in hillclimbs.
After World War II wiped out his business, he moved to Berlin and for a while became a mechanic, wherever he could find jobs.
However he soon was back racing, and he continued until 1968, in hillclimbs – an amazing career of 49 years!He participated in one World Championship Grand Prix, the 1952 Großer Preis von Deutschland, but scored no championship points.
He also participated in several non-Championship Formula One races.