Grand Prix History in Scale Models

1951, Peter Hirt, TW Collection, Veritas, Villa Model

1951 Veritas Meteor Hirt

Veritas was West German sports and race cars manufacturer in early post-WWII period. The company was founded by Ernst de Loof, Georg Meier and Lorenz Dietrich in 1947. De Loof and Dietrich were former high-rank BMW employees, and Georg “Schorsch” Meier was pre-war ex-motorbike champion and Grand Prix racing driver of Mercedes and Auto Union teams. De Loof when working for BMW was responsible for 328 Mille Miglia design,  and Veritas started with rebuilding and tuning of BMW 328 sport cars turning them into BMW-Veritas. Consequently company shifted to production of own sport cars. First factory built Veritas Rennsport (RS) appeared in 1948, and in 1949 first open-wheels Formula 2 racer, Veritas Meteor, was built. Karl Kling drove a new Veritas single-seater at a Cologne race late in 1949. Several chassis were built and raced in various international and German races until 1954. Meteors were powered by 2-litres straight 6 engine developing 140 bhp. Swiss driver Peter Hirt drove his own Meteor in Swiss national colors in his home Grand Prix in Bremgarten in 1951.

1951F1WCSwiss GP
Driver No.Entrant
Peter Hirt52Peter Hirt
Scale ManufacturerCollection
1:43TW Collection / Villa Model
Cat. No.QualityRarity
TW13 / VM416
TW Collection kit modified and built by Villa Model

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