A Brief History of the Marque
Manufacturer: Martin Schneeweiss, Motorcycle racer and designer
Vienna 3, Rasumovskygasse
Born in Vienna in 1907, Schneeweiss became a champion speeedway rider
who produced a number of commendable competition machines, some of which
used Husqvarna components. Known as "Mr Rudge", he also used JAP and Rudge 4-valve Python engines.
The Schneeweiss Spezial was a 350cc OHV machine with sprung frame, development of which began in the 1930s. He also built a DKW 250cc Kompressor, and a variety of 500cc specials using engines including NSU. He was effectively unbeatable.
1928: Austrian national champion
1929 and 1932: Winner of the Austrian Tourist Trophy
1937: European Speedway champion.
Martin Schneeweiss was fatally injured racing in Graz on October 4th, 1947.
Schneeweiss translates into English as "Snow White"
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