Niki Lauda 1975

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Austrian Formula 1 racing champion Niki Lauda on a centrespread poster in Bravo of 31 July 1975. Almost exactly a year later Lauda would be badly burned in a crash during a race at Germany’s Nürburgring. Before the race, Lauda had tried to persuade his fellow drivers to boycott the race for safety reasons. He was voted down…

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Bravo 31 July 1975 (+ Niki Lauda)

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Bravo Girl of the Year 1975 Christiane Gött features on the cover of Bravo of 31 July 1975. That week 42 years ago, Germany’s youth read about:

• Sweet answer readers’ letters on a visit to the Bravo offices
• TV bosses want to cancel the Pop 75 music show
• Bay City Rollers drummer Derek Longmuir profiled
• David Cassidy and his pets (three dogs and a cat)
• Simon Williams, “The rebel of Eaton Place”, of British TV series Upstairs Downstairs

And here’s the kicker: on one spread, the left-hand page is a feature on the film Towering Inferno; on the right is an article on Austrian F1 racing champion Niki Lauda — who almost exactly a year later would be badly burnt in a crash at Germany’s Nürburgring. On one of the photos Lauda is seen with flame-retardant protective underwear (it makes him sweat).

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