Against all the odds Joerg produced a mind blasting time of 46.43 seconds in the garden of Charles Gordon-Lennox, 11th Duke of Richmond. The death of Georg Plasa to 50. time trial edition of the Rieti-Terminillo for the moment remains a mystery. For the best part of two decades, there was hardly a more recognizable name in European hill climbing than Georg Plasa. Georg Plasa lived for hill climb and was someone who never thought just of his own team or of himself as a driver. He was racing in the Coppa Carotti in Italy on Thursday 7th of July 2011 when his car under steered into the side of a mountain, killing him instantly. Tribute to Georg Plasa and his BMW 320 JUDD V8. In addition, Georg was a real pioneer in motorsport and especially for the down-to-earth hill climbsports. Your email address will not be published. Following his death, Georg’s brother contacted Klaus Wohlfarth (founder of KW Automotive and good friend of Georg) as several race teams were offering to purchase Georg’s four-time, back-to-back FIA European Hill Climb Championship-winning BMW E36, along with its full spares package. Hardcastle and McCormick - The Manta Montage, Commercial Break: Keystone Wheels, 1977 (US). As a tribute to our friend Georg and all Italian fans we won’t showcase “Giorgio’s BMW” in the paddock – no, we will bring the legend back on track! For such a small community, there should be a greater appreciation for the talent contained within it.