Clemens Schickentanz

Born : May 24 1944

Biography Clemens Schickentanz

Clemens Schickentanz was born in Coesfeld, a little village close to the Dutch border and not that far away from larger cities as Düsseldorf and Essen. In 1967, at the age of 23, Clemens Schickentanz starts his race-career in the Touring series. Immediately Schickentanz showed his talent to the world. In his debut year, he achieved his first class victory in a BMW 2002 TI in the ADAC Junior Trophy at the Zandvoort race-track. That class victory was good enough for an overall 3rd place, his first podium spot. In 1970, Clemens Schickentanz starts racing for the Oldenkott, Pipe & Tobacco Racing Team. The team enters a Porsche 911S in several races. Coincidentally, the Oldenkot Pipe & Tobacco will later be the manufacturer of the Porsche Design pipes. June 14 1970, Clemens Schickentanz climbs the highest spot on the podium at the D.A.R.M (Deutsche Automobil-Rundstrecken-Meisterschaft) race in Hockenheim.

The first really important result in Clemens Schickentanz’ race career is a 2nd place at the 1971 24H of Spa. Schickentanz drives a 500HP 6.8liter AMG Mercedes 300S, together with Hans Heyer

Clemens Schickentanz drives most of his races in the cockpit of a Porsche for teams like Gelo Racing Team,  Kremer Racing, Joest Racing,  and Samson Kremer in his active race career that spans the period 1967 – 1984. From all the race cars built in Weissach in that period, there’s hardly one that is never driven by Schickentanz in a race: the Porsche 911 Carrera RSR, the Porsche 934, the Porsche 935, the Porsche 956.  While driving these legendary cars, Schickentanz regularly teams up with names like John Fitzpatrick, Hans-Joachim Stuck, Willi Kauhsen, Jürgen Barth, Jürgen Neuhaus, Georg Loos …`

Le Mans 24H Results of Clemens Schickentanz

Year Team Car Co-Pilot 1 Co-Pilot 2 Result Reason DNF
1973 Porsche Kremer Racing Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Paul Keller Erwin Kremer 8th overall and 1st n class  
1974 Polifac Gelo Racing Team Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Georg Loos Jürgen Barth DNF Ignition
1975 Joest Racing Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Hartwig Bertrams   DNF Engine
1976 Gelo Racing Team Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Howden Ganley   DNF Transmission
1983 Joest Racing Porsche 956 Volkert Merl Mauricio de Narváez 4th overall

Post career

In 1984, after the Silverstone 1000KM, Clemens Schickentanz ends his active race-career. Afterward, he moves to the USA where he spends much of his time at his hobbies: waterskiing in summer and winter sports during wintertime. Schickentanz is a regular visitor of classic car races like the AvD Oldtimer GP or can be seen at shows like Techno Classica or the Classic Days Schloss Dyck.