I was very pleased to find this email in my inbox recently and thought it would be good to share with those who may be interested or inspired to repeat a similar venture.
This was one of a number of images clearly scanned from the original photo and sent in to Taff Isaacs by Stephen Dolling. The given dates of many of the images were subsequently found to be wrong and since the old site was disbanded Taff no longer has the senders contact details. I did however not long ago find an account on ‘Photobucket’ that had higher resolution copies of the same images. Attempts to get a dialogue with the owner have been pursued by myself and a few others with interest in publishing the photos have yeilded no response and is possible the account holder may have moved on.The above photo like a number on the 1939 has been found at the rather amazing archive of ISDT images held at the Technical Museum Vienna. The fact a government institution such as this is able to gather , and publish an authoritative collection of historically important images from professional motor sport photographers for public research is a credit to the Austrian Nation.The museum web entry for this image is hereThe spread sheet John Tinsley prepared listing all the British Riders who took part in the 1939 event and other details known can be downloaded from here