Theo Fitzau

Theo Fitzau

Theodore Fitzau was born 1923 in Köthen, which later became part of East Germany and was a soap maker by trade. He seems to have entered the sport in 1949 taking over the ARO kleinstrennwagen from Arthur Rosenhammer which he drove in both East and West, his best result being a 2nd at Leipzig in July 1950. He takes a year out in '51 driving Rosenhammer's Veritas and returns for '52 in another eigenbau, the WGW but this only brings Theo DNFs and a sixth at Bernburg. Near the end of '52. Theo commits "Republikfluch"t by failing to return from a trip to Rastatt in West Germany. 

For 1953, he finally lands a Cooper and with a 2nd at Freiburg in August, he takes fifth in the West German championship. In the same year, he races in his only Grand Prix, diving the AFM-BMW (Alex von Falkenhausen Motorenbau) of Helmut Niedermayr in the German Grand Prix from which he retired. Theo Fitzau died in March 1982 in Groß-Gerau, West Germany.

Some results for Theo:


Nürburgring 7th August 1949 Grand Prix, 10th

Sachsenring 25th September 1949, DNF

Köln 2nd October 1949, 5th


Halle Saale Schleife 25th June 1950, 4th

Leipzig 9th July 1950, 2nd



Halle Saale Schleife 8th June 1952, DNF

Schwerin 22nd June 1952, DNF

Essen 20th July 1952, DNF

Bernburg 10th August 1952, 6th



Freiburg 9th August 1953, 2nd

Skarpnäck 11th & 12th September 1953, 6th in heat of International race

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