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 Edgar Barth

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Edgar Barth

Birth
Death
20 May 1965 (aged 48)
Burial
Bietigheim, Landkreis Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Memorial ID
13756996 View Source

Motor racing driver. Edgar Barth was born in Herold-Ergeberge, East Germany, and later became a DKW motorcycle racer. He progressed to EMW sportscars before moving from East to West Germany, where in 1959, 1963 and 1964 he won the European Hillclimb Championships for Porsche and the prestigious 1959 Targa Florio. He entered five grand prix, four being the German GPs, firstly racing a factory Porsche F2 car, and finally in 1964 a Cooper-Climax. Nine months later, he died of cancer at Ludwigsburg near Stuttgart. His son Jurgen Barth also became a works Porsche sportscar racer wiining the 1977 Le Mans 24hr race with Jackie Ickx and Hurley Haywood.

Motor racing driver. Edgar Barth was born in Herold-Ergeberge, East Germany, and later became a DKW motorcycle racer. He progressed to EMW sportscars before moving from East to West Germany, where in 1959, 1963 and 1964 he won the European Hillclimb Championships for Porsche and the prestigious 1959 Targa Florio. He entered five grand prix, four being the German GPs, firstly racing a factory Porsche F2 car, and finally in 1964 a Cooper-Climax. Nine months later, he died of cancer at Ludwigsburg near Stuttgart. His son Jurgen Barth also became a works Porsche sportscar racer wiining the 1977 Le Mans 24hr race with Jackie Ickx and Hurley Haywood.

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According to [email protected] the headstone has been removed under the 25 year rule.

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  • Created by: Paul Narramore
  • Added: 27 Mar 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 13756996
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/13756996/edgar-barth: accessed ), memorial page for Edgar Barth (26 Jan 1917–20 May 1965), Find a Grave Memorial ID 13756996, citing Friedhof St. Peter Bietigheim, Bietigheim, Landkreis Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany; Maintained by Paul Narramore (contributor 46601741).