A corresponding terrain was available

A corresponding terrain was available

But there were licensing difficulties. The Bremen organizers set "Around Rotenburg. The Motor-Sport-Club Kreis Rotenburg was not yet able to carry out the event alone.

Already since its foundation the Rotenburg club was concerned with racing events. The event" Around Rotenburg, which ran as a racing event until 1927, could no longer be held on the district roads, so the idea of building a motor racing track was born. An appropriate area was available, and so already in 1928 a great atmosphere arose. The Gut Gotthard site, near Verdener Straße, was to be sold off. The Rotenburger club and the ADAC Gau VI, Bremen, were interested in it. Great plans emerged. Here the racecourse could be built. The race track should be 3.5 km long and 6 m wide. Financing plans were drawn up to cover the purchase and construction costs of 300 000.– From old minutes, which we have as handwritten documents, we have taken this financing plan: 1. Lottery 50 000 lots a` 3.– M = 150 000,– M ./. Prices 100 000,– M ./. Expenses 20 000,– M Profit 30000,– M

2. Shares ADAC local club Rotenburg 10 000,– M ADAC Gau Bremen 10 000,– M ADAC Gau Hamburg 10 000,– M; ADAC Gau Hannover 10 000,– M Flecken Rotenburg 10 000,– M Kreis Rotenburg 20 000,– M

Shares 70000.– M 3. Residual sum of 200 000.– M Financing through race fees, tickets u.A., for example expected visitors at the race ca. 20 000 – a` 2.– M = 40 000.– M – times 3 racing events per year = 120 000.– M. In a few years the racetrack should pay for itself. The negotiations dragged on until November 1928. But Hannover with the Eilenriede racecourse. Lüneburg with the Lüne- Rennbahn were faster. The conclusion was reached that another racetrack in northern Germany was not viable.

The Rotenburg club members continued to be very active in 1928. Skill tournaments and search drives as well as the participation in the Gau Becherfahrten stood on the program. The then treasurer Ernst Ebeling was probably one of the driving forces, that may have also animated his son Ottmar Ebeling to revive the club after the war. With the temporary discontinuation of the "Rund um Rotenburg" ride but the motor sport was not over in Rotenburg. On 13. May 1928 the ADAC Gau VIa Weser-Ems organized a 1 kilometer speed race with flying start on the road Rotenburg – Hemsbünde with the title" Bremen State Prize. This new kind of motor sport found naturally again large interest with the Rotenburger citizens, in addition, with the drivers.

… The route of the provincial road Rotenburg-Soltau (today B 71) we on 13. May from 9-13 1/2 o'clock resp. Closed for through traffic between Rotenburg and Brockel until the speed test is finished. Appropriate boards are to be erected at the Neuer Markt in Rotenburg and at the Heitmann inn in Hemslingen… The racing vehicles have to line up sharply on the right side of the road for the race from km 4.8 to 5.3. The vehicle release point is at km 4.8, the flying start at km 3.8, the finish at km 2.8 and the parking area for the racing vehicles is at km 1.6. … From km 5,0 to km 3,3 the track is to be closed off on both sides with strong wire in such a way that the wire, seen from the road, runs along behind the roadside trees. …Churchgoers from Hemsbünde and Worth who want to go to Rotenburg for church service must have passed the course before 1/2 10. …The district ambulance is made available. The fastest time drove Ernst Carstens from Elmshorn with the starting number 9 on Mercedes in 23.2 sec.

In 1953 motor sport was resumed in Rotenburg. The club was founded again under new direction. It was called ADAC local club Rotenburg. Men of the first hour were insurance salesman Ottmar Ebeling, driving instructor Hans Durjo and master baker Georg Riehl. Club premises became the restaurant Helberg. Chairman became the pharmacist Manfred Osthaus. Secretary Ottmar Ebeling. Besides smaller events, the club worked intensively on the post-war premiere "Rund um Rotenburg".

1954 With smaller events z.B. A foxtail hunt for passenger cars u. Motorcycles over 85 km through northern Germany and a ride with severely war-damaged Rotenburg to the Löns grave with the VDK, began the young club. A youth group was founded, which quickly had 60 members. Weekly instruction evenings in engine knowledge and traffic regulations were held.

First public event was a skill tournament on the sports field in the Ahe. The first preparations for the "Rund um Rotenburg" reliability race were made were taken.

The previous chairman Manfred Osthaus resigned from office for personal reasons. The new chairman was the pharmacist Hans Borgas, deputy chairman Ottmar Ebeling. Bernhard Wagner, secretary Hans Durjo, treasurer Ernst Ebeling sports director car Ehlers, motorcycles Otto Kretzschmar.

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