Walter E. Monaco pin. Worn by Walt Monaco when he was a coach for the Scuderia HANSEAT at the Nürburgring during the Fifties (1958 and 1959).
Walter E. Monaco
DRIVER'S COURSE Walt Monaco teaches James Cocknell from Heidelberg, the owner of an A.C.-Bristol, how to drive on the Nürburgring.
One of Walt Monaco´s students was Austrian Toni SAILER, "The black lichtning bolt from Kitz" (see down, page 31)
Toni SAILER, the best skier of his century, was born on the 17th of November 1935 in Kitzbühel. He began skiing at an early age and joined the "Kitzbühel Ski Club", the start of his ski career. During his exceptional career between 1946 and 1958 Toni Sailer won 170 prizes. At 20 his biggest success at the Cortina d´Ampezzo Olympic in 1956 was to win for the first time in history the three ski events: Downhill, Slalom and Riesenslalom. In the same year he received from the Austrian Republic an "Honorary Award" in services to his country. Between 1956 and 1958 Toni Sailer won in total 7 Worldchampionship prizes. In 1959 he ended his professional ski career to become a film star and "schlager" singer. In this world of the rich and famous he started in 25 films and made 18 albums.