Walter Bäumer was born in 1954 into a family of car
enthusiasts. His uncle, also called Walter, was a Mercedes Grand Prix driver
and the winner with Huschke von Hanstein of the 1940 Mille Miglia driving a BMW
328, and his father, Werner, acted as Walter’s manager and business adviser.
After high school, Walter studied photography, and for many years worked as a
photographer and freelance art director for well-known companies in the fashion
and cosmetics industries, and magazines such as Esquire, Lucca, Vogue, Style
and Playboy. Since 2003 he has worked full time as a Maserati historian. He
lives in Düsseldorf, Germany.
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