ISDT 1934 – Germany

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Introduction

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.

Image of scanned cover of Official 16th ISDT 1934 programme (Image found on eBay)

Image of scanned cover of final report ISDT 1934

Image of scanned cover of final report ISDT 1934

Photo #3 H Laird entered his 1096cc Morgan 3 Wheeler ISDT 1934 (image found by Dave Martin)

Photo of #58 Billy Tiffin Snr. on the Works 1934 Velocette [AOF 360] that he rode in ISDT 1934

Photo - ISDT 1934 (Courtesy Stuart and Ian Leslie Collection)

Photo – ISDT 1934 (Courtesy Stuart and Ian Leslie Collection)

Photo -  #199 Jack Leslie on his BSA and #212 Ernst Henne on his BMW. ISDT 1934 (Courtesy Stuart and Ian Leslie Collection)

Photo – #199 Jack Leslie on his BSA and #212 Ernst Henne on his BMW. ISDT 1934 (Courtesy Stuart and Ian Leslie Collection)

Photo - ISDT 1934 (Courtesy Stuart and Ian Leslie Collection)

Photo – ISDT 1934 (Courtesy Stuart and Ian Leslie Collection)

Photo - ISDT 1934 (Courtesy Stuart and Ian Leslie Collection)

Photo – ISDT 1934 (Courtesy Stuart and Ian Leslie Collection)

Photo - ISDT 1934 (Courtesy Stuart and Ian Leslie Collection)

Photo – ISDT 1934 (Courtesy Stuart and Ian Leslie Collection)

 

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

Photo - The International course lies among mighty Alps that rise sheer from the pine forests to the clouds. Scenes of this kind greet the competitors at almost every turn ISDT 1934 (Speedtracktales Collection)

Photo – The International course lies among mighty Alps that rise sheer from the pine forests to the clouds. Scenes of this kind greet the competitors at almost every turn ISDT 1934 (Image Morton’s Archive)

Photo - German Army Officers and Storm Troopers look on at the weighing-in at Partenkirchen.  ISDT 1934 (Speedtracktales Collection)

Photo – German Army Officers and Storm Troopers look on at the weighing-in at Partenkirchen. ISDT 1934 (Image Morton’s Archive)

Photo - Outside of the Hof Reimer, Partenkirchen where most of our riders are staying.  ISDT 1934 (Speedtracktales Collection)

Photo – Outside of the Hof Reimer, Partenkirchen where most of our riders are staying. ISDT 1934 (Image Morton’s Archive)

Photo - An army officer "kicks" a D.K.W. Sitting down on the right (with knapsack) is Frau Thouret who is competing on a D.K.W.  ISDT 1934 (Speedtracktales Collection)

Photo – An army officer “kicks” a D.K.W. Sitting down on the right (with knapsack) is Frau Thouret who is competing on a D.K.W. ISDT 1934 (Image Morton’s Archive)

Photo - The competeitors are not having a great deal of time for sight-seeing but there is this sort of thing waiting to brighten up their leisure moments ISDT 1934 (Speedtracktales Collection)

Photo – The competeitors are not having a great deal of time for sight-seeing but there is this sort of thing waiting to brighten up their leisure moments ISDT 1934 (Image Morton’s Archive)

Photo - Another scene at the weighing-in last weekend R. Dusil's Jawa is being atteneded to by officials while army officers and  men in Bavarian Alpine costume stroll around ISDT 1934 (Speedtracktales Collection)

Photo – Another scene at the weighing-in last weekend R. Dusil’s Jawa is being atteneded to by officials while army officers and men in Bavarian Alpine costume stroll around ISDT 1934 (Image Morton’s Archive)

Image of scanned news article in the ‘Western Daily Press’ 30 Aug 1934 ISDT 1934

Image of scanned news article from ‘the Western Daily Press’ on 3 Sept 1934 on ISDT 1934

Image of scanned news article from ‘the Cheltenham Chronicle’ 8 Sept 1934 on the performance of local man Jack Williams a leading British rider in the ISDT 1934

Image of above news article cont. ISDT 1934

image - scanned article 'the Advertiser' Adelaide, South Australia reports success of Triumph and Rudge riders at ISDT 1934

image – scanned article ‘the Advertiser‘ Adelaide, South Australia reports success of Triumph and Rudge riders at ISDT 1934

Image - an update on news of theTriumph team extracted from Sunday Times Perth Western Australia 28 October 1934 ISDT 1934

Image – an update on news of the Triumph team extracted from ‘the Sunday Times‘ Perth Western Australia 28 October 1934 ISDT 1934

 

The Final Score: Results

International Trophy

  1. Germany (0) Penalty Points
  2. Italy (0)
  3. Great Britain (1)
  4. Czechoslovakia (317)

International Silver Vase

  1. Great Britain B (0) Penalty points
  2. Ireland B (0)
  3. Austria (10)
  4. Germany B (14)
  5. Czechoslovakia (27)
  6. Italian B (200)
  7. Holland B (200)
  8. Great Britain A (300)
  9. Ireland A (300)
  10. Italian A (500)
  11. Germany A (626)
  12. 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 this file as a pdf

Download Final Report for the 1934 ISDT here

Collectibles and Artefacts

Photo - Competitors commemorative award ISDT 1934 (Courtesy Kershaw Family Collection)

Photo – Competitors commemorative award ISDT 1934 (Courtesy Kershaw Family Collection)

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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2 thoughts on “ISDT 1934 – Germany”

  1. Patricia Bray said:

    I have the identical plaque which belonged to my father, Charles, W. Bray who competed in the trial in 1934

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