Theo Helfrich was born on 13th June in Frankfurt am Main and after II World War was among pioneers, who rebuild German motor sports. He triumphed on Veritas in 1955 at Nürburgring and took good placing in other numerous well-known racing events. After re-entry of Mercedes-Benz on racing sport arena he started as team driver on a racing car 300 SL (W194) at different famous events. He took second place together with his co-driver Niedermayer after the duo Lang/Rieß at Mercedes Doppelsieg in the 24-hours of Le Mans in 1952. Theo Helfrich contributed to the superior fourfold victory of Mercedes at Großen Jubiläumspreis at Nürburgring in 1952 by taking 4th place. One year after his engagement for Daimler-Benz AG Helfrich was able to take 2nd place on Veritas RS at Eifel-Avus racing as well at Grand prix of Germany, and to be 4th at Freiburger Bergrekord German championship in Formula 2. From year 1952 until 1954 Theo Helfrich took part on Veritas and Klenk-Meteor in Formula 1 racing.