Bernd Ziskofen (* 2. May 1942; † 9. November 1993 in Hamburg), a buyer from rear spar new ditch, applies among specialists, also more as a dozen of years after its death, still than one of the most influential personalities in the history of the Rallycross - sport.
As chairmen of many years its engine haven - association, automobile club the Niederelbe (ACN), it ensured for the fact that that arrived to at the beginning of of 1967 in England invented Rallycross also to Germany. Ziskofen and its fellow combatants succeeded it to establish the new Funsport into Buxtehude and to the there Estering in the course of the years into a RX - Mekka for many racing friends Europe to out completely transform. When in relation to new ideas unlocked competition organizers (first Rallycross running on the Estering found in May 1972) it was also considerably involved in the fact that it starting from 1973 an European championship for this recent autohaven, still unofficial for the first three years - discipline gave, which is adopted however since 1976 finally of the FIA. On Ziskofens initiative became based to 14. December 1974 based on the airport Amsterdam Schiphol in the Netherlands the EM-run-Veranstaltergemeinschaft European Rallycross Association (ERA), whose vice-president was he up to his sudden death.
Beyond that Ziskofen was president of the German Rallycross combination (DRV), the Rallycross specialist of the ONS at that time (today replaced by the DMSB) and extremely active member of the off Road Commission of the world automobile haven sovereignty FIA. It could prevent beginning of the 1980er that the Buxtehuder racing course was always closed, because some Estering - neighbours at a hand running day to be counted per year not further to bear wanted. After 1983 the enterprise of the plant had to be completely adjusted, she was again opened for at the beginning of of 1984, modernized and pleased afterwards continuously up to the today's day each year of thousands of RX-fans. You „godfather “, Bernd Ziskofen became however only 51 years old and died at heart failure, whole two days after a meeting of the ERA, which he had organized and had along-led in Hamburg. Its name is however always inseparably connected to its “Estering before the gates with the national and international Rallycross sport and „by Buxtehude.
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|SHORT DESCRIPTION||personality in the history of the Rallycross|
|DATE OF BIRTH||2. May 1942|
|PLACE OF BIRTH|
|DYING DATE||9. November 1993|