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The 14th edition of the International Six Days Trial was held in Merano, Italy on the 29th August to 4th September 1932
Stephen Dolling Collection of ISDT Images
A lot of the images here are accredited to ‘the Stephen Dolling’s collection’, Stephen has aquired a number of images of the pre war ISDT that were basically a collection of photos belonging to Sunbeam Works Rider N P O Bradley and has kindly allowed us to use them. Some images have no details and we have tried to caption them based on educated guesses in many cases involving several keen supporters of this website. If we are wrong please do not shoot us or Stephen. The images are here because the current owner believes it is only right they are shared for information and enjoyment of ISDT historians but the rights to these images for publishing are retained by Stephen and he can be contacted through this site with any queries about their use. If you have an corrections to the captions please let us know.
The winners of the International Trophy were the Great Britain team of A E Perrigo, G E Rowley and N P O Bradley. In 2nd place was the Italian team victorious over the previous two years and 3rd Czechoslovakia with 4 teams entered. In the Silver Vase competition Great Britain A struck double with a win for B McGregor, J Williams and G Walker (father of the great british sports commentator Murray Walker) in 2nd was Italy B and 3rd was Germany A with 12 teams competing. Riders of 9 Nations competed on motorcycles produced in 8 countries. Of the 128 riders, 52 British riders started with 41 finishing picking up 30 gold medals, just 2 were women with Marjorie Cottle on her BSA 250cc again winning Gold but Edith Foley on a Gilera 500cc failed to finish.
Called Pancake Villa, any further info?Whichever hotel had the competitors also had a Shed, Garage or room to work in.
A scrutineer’s pose adopted by a chap to the left of the pic, Peter Bradley & the Sunbeam outfit feature as expected.
The above picture may not be 1932 as competition number #37 in 1932 was allocated to Italian rider A Rebuglio on a Bianchi 175 .. which that sidecar is notThe chap with the Official armband takes focus but look at the uniformed chap striding into view.
#11 at the 1932 event was not a sidecar
Again not 1932 as two of these bikes #135 and #148 could not have ridden in 1932 as entries only went to #130
This is what all would treasure in years to follow.
Speed Trial Day, as always the 6th & last would decide much.
Peter Bradley is in the background, however, Who is the gentlemen in the left foreground of this pic. can anyone help identify?
Nothing said could add, you can see who plus where. Thank you for a great page to Steve Dolling who has contributed so many original images.
What the papers said!
‘the Motor Cycle‘ 18 August 1932
A handy article giving stats of nations and makes entered as well as route details
I’ve now acquired a copy of the ‘Motor Cycling‘ report on the build up to the ISDT 1932 from 31 August 1932 and are grateful to Morton’s Archive for granting us permission to use it here. These are some of the pictures and the full report will be made available shortly.
An illusive copy of an issue of German Das Motorrad with a report on the ISDT 1932 which we hope to get a look at sometime.
The Final Score: Results
- Great Britain(0) penalty points
- Italy (0)
- Czechoslovakia (26)
- Germany (66)
International Silver Vase
- Great Britain A (0) penalty points
- Italy B (0)
- Germany A (1)
- Italy A (12)
- Switzerland (35)
- Czechoslovakia A (39)
- Great Britain B (42)
- Holland A (421)
- Austria (429)
- Holland B (500)
- Czechoslovakia B (602)
- Germany B (1101)
Speedtracktales wishes to thank Marc Pétrier of FIM Information Resources who has facilitated the scanning of the FIM archive of ISDT results material and is allowing us to make it available here as a public service. Download a copy of the original Results and Stewards Report at the link below.
Where are they now?
Internet drift wood, this pic was found on european blog with no text as to the origin or correctness of the images title. If anyone knows more please feel free to enlighten me!
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