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5th of July 1986, Albert Scherrer dies.

Albert Scherrer was an amateur driver, mainly competing with some success in national hill climbs and sports car races in Switzerland at the wheel of his Jaguar XK 120. His only participation in a round of the World Championship came in the 1953 Swiss Grand Prix at Bremgarten at the wheel of a works HWM. Although he didn’t finish the race, Scherrer ended up in 9th in the final results. It remained his only foray into single-seaters, he was then seen competing at the wheel of a Mercedes 300SL, winning the class for sports cars over 2600cc in the famour Ollon-Villars hill climb in 1956. After this fianl succcess he decided to retire from competition.

Born: 28th of February 1908 in Riehen, Switzerland;
Died: 5th of July 1986 in Basel, Switzerland, aged 78.

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