Josef Sepp Greger
Birthday : 1915-02-04
Deceased : 2010-08-02

Biography Joseph Greger

Sepp Greger was born in Scheyern near Pfaffenhofen (Germany) in 1915. He fulfilled his youth dream to become a racer in 1950, when he started in regularity races with his Volkswagen Beetle. He traveled through Germany and Europe with his rally car to compete in various rallies, among them the Rallye of Monte Carlo. Greger soon found out that the decisive stints in these rallies were the ones driven in the mountains. That made him move to hillclimbs.
Sepp Greger
Sepp Greger

Josef Greger found the time to run a Porsche and VW dealership in between the different rallies. Ofcourse that might explain why he soon changed his VW Beetle for a Porsche as a race car.  Next to hillclimbs, he competed rather succesfully in endurance races too. He started in the Mille Miglia,  the Nurburgring 1000KM, Monza and at the Hockenheimring. Joseph Greger even crossed the ocean to compete in the Sebring 12H, the Daytona 24H.

In his 38 year long race career, Josef Greger won 3 times the European Hillclimb Championship, he was 3 times the European Vice Champion. In his own country, he won 3 times the German hillclimb championship.  Sepp Greger won no less than 54 golds, 13 silver and 4 bronze medals in international rallies.  In total he races 236 times to victory in different rallies and endurance races, and he finished 380 times on the podium in the 422 races  he ended up in points.
For this extraordinary results, he was awarded with the German ONS trophy in 1969, the highest award one can reach in German motorsport. One year later, he was even awarded with the Silver Laurel Wreath, the highest sport award one can achieve in Germany.In 1990, Josef Greger ended his active motorsportscareer. Despite that retirement, Joseph Greger remained active and could be seen on a regular base in different oldtimers rallies like theKitzbüheler Alpenrallye  In May 2002 where he teamed up with Paul Ernst Strähle.