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The 16th ISDT was held 27 August to 1st September 1934 at Garmisch Partenkirchen in Germany. With a grand total of 227 riders listed to start it was clear the economic drag of the Great Depression years are now over. The most popular German make being Auto Union DKW (20) followed by NSU (17), Zundapp (14) then BMW (9) but included 4 Triumphs from the Triumph Werke AG which were classed as German bikes. The 19 manufacturers of GB origin to ride on with the most popular being Ariel (16), Triumph (11) and BSA (10). The Italian bike of choice was Gilera (7) and Austrians Puch (12).
4 Teams entered the International Trophy event with German team of J Mauer Mayer BMW 750cc, E J Henne BMW 750cc, and J Stelzer 750cc BMW winning, with Italy 2nd Great Britain 3rd and Czechoslovakia 4th. The Silver Vase was won by the Great Britain B team of L Heath Ariel 497cc, R MacGregor Rudge 499cc, and FE Thaker, Royal Enfiled 346cc then Ireland B were 2nd and Austria 3rd.
What the Paper’s said!
‘the Motor Cycle’ 30 August 1934
The Speedtracktales archive includes an original copy of the issue of ‘the Motor Cycle‘ covering the opening days of the ISDT in 1934.We are grateful to Morton’s Archive for allowing the use of the material from this publication for this article. A copy of the original article can be read here powered by our issuu.com library and requires Flash to work
The Final Score: Results
- Germany (0) Penalty Points
- Italy (0)
- Great Britain (1)
- Czechoslovakia (317)
International Silver Vase
- Great Britain B (0) Penalty points
- Ireland B (0)
- Austria (10)
- Germany B (14)
- Czechoslovakia (27)
- Italian B (200)
- Holland B (200)
- Great Britain A (300)
- Ireland A (300)
- Italian A (500)
- Germany A (626)
- Holland A (750)
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 Final Report at the link below.
Download Final Report for the 1934 ISDT here
Collectibles and Artefacts
This souvenir brass plaque for the event is owned by Bill Kershaw, a past six days rider and kingpin of the Welsh Trail Riders Association, and whose farther was pre war six day ace Bert Kershaw, and who has kindly supplied this photograph.
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Patricia Bray said:
I have the identical plaque which belonged to my father, Charles, W. Bray who competed in the trial in 1934
Alan Deacon said:
I cannot open the 1934 Final Report as I am seeking information on A S Hindley who entered , his son has his plaque and would like to know more
our files were corrupted my Microsofts cloud we are going to rescan them