Sunday, December 4, 2016

Stealing Speed Revisited

I recently read and thoroughly enjoyed a book called Stealing Speed.  I made a fairly lengthy post about it recently.
I've since become a little obsessed with the story. I recently stumbled across this documentary trailer. Unfortunately it looks like the film it promotes never made it off the ground. The trailer is great though.

The BBC did a story on the Degner Defection in 2012 but I cannot find a copy of the recording.
Ernst Degner became dependent on pain killers later in life as a result of racing related injuries. His death may have involved an overdose. Some speculate he committed suicide but there were also persistent rumors his death involved Stasi (German Secret Police) retaliation for his defection. 

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