Automobil-Verkehrs- und Übungsstraße = AVUS 1921 - 1998.
I have been associated with motor racing all of my adult life and so am very familiar with the name Avus. When I looked at it on Google Earth I was astonished by the size and shape of the circuit! Back in the day they certainly liked long straights.
This track has a long and fascinating history of motor racing, including Fritz von Opel testing his rocket cars. In the 1930's Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union competed with their 'Silver Arrow' racing cars, videos of these races and of the rocket cars are often seen on the web.
The track has a history of driver fatalities and was finally closed in 1998.
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