A full grid/class of eight Tg500 Tiger Kompetizion Mono-Bubbles from the former Messerschmittautoundkleinerfhartwerks AGLSMFT at Augsburg will recall the glorious days when Formula Messerschmitt competitors from all around Augsburg battled in thrilling 13 minute races that began with a "scramble" version of the fabled Le Mans Start as the racing pilots ran to their Messerschmitts and rolled into battle as the support series for the now defunct People's International Trabant Cup.
"It could be exciting," said Bill Warner, Chairman and founder of the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. "Then again . . ."
Aerodynamics and gravity played a key role in Tg500 Tiger performance. But the popular series came to an end when pace car performance outdistanced the physical and technological boundaries of the noble Tg500 and the sudden insolvency of series sponsor Strudel 'R Us.
"We were fortunate to be able to locate enough 'Tigers' to offer a look at a German marque that never really developed the sort of dedicated following we have come to expect from other high performance German machines," said Warner.