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Caracciola- The Ceaseless Quest for Victory

100' (ENG, GER)
Hero, idol, legendary Silver Arrow pilot, only three synonyms for the most successful German automobile racing driver of the first half of the 20th century: Rudolf Caracciola.

He was the first non-Italian to win the Mille Miglia and was crowned European Champion three times. Especially in wet weather he eclipsed his competition, the Silver Arrow by Mercedes Benz and the ambitious Rain Master Caracciola formed an almost invincible union.

Born in 1901, "Caratsch" was allowed to get his license at the young age of 15. Later he won the Mille Miglia as the first non Italian and afterwards was crowned European Champion three times. With his spectacular high speed records he eclipsed his competition. Especially in wet weather, the Silver Arrow by Mercedes Benz and the ambitious Rain Master Caracciola formed an almost invincible unity. While others lost their lives on the race tracks of the world, Caratsch survived dramatic accidents. Neither the worst injuries nor his first wifes tragic death in an avalanche could keep him from jumping into the cockpit again and again, on the ceaseless hunt for victory.

Original Title: Caracciola- Die ewige Jagd nach dem Sieg
Year: 2009
Length: 100' (ENG, GER)
Resolution: SD
Film by: Philip Selkirk
Produced by: Selkirk & Heimann, DAIMLER AG, Mercedes-Benz Classic

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