Karl Ebb

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The Mercedes-Benz SSK driven by Karl Ebb

Karl Alfred "Kalle" Ebb (born September 5, 1896 in Turku , † August 22, 1988 in Helsinki ) was a Finnish entrepreneur, athlete and racing car driver .


Ebb married Lempi Järvinen in 1920. Together they founded the company Ebbsolmio Oy in Helsinki, which produced high-quality ties . This company still exists today, but has now specialized in women's fashion.

As an athlete, Ebb took part in the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris , where he was fifth in the 3000 m obstacle course . In 1941 he founded the Finnish Slalom Association.

Karl Ebb was the first Finnish racing driver to take part in an international automobile grand prix. In the 1933 Grand Prix season , he won his second race, the Finnish Grand Prix ("Eläintarhan ajot") in a Mercedes-Benz SSK . Ebb was able to win four races out of 16 Grand Prix starts.

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