ISDT 1936 – Germany

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Introduction 18th ISDT Germany

the 18th ISDT was held in Germany 17 – 22 September 1936

Image - scanned cover Official Programme of ISDT 1936 (Greenwood Family Collection)

Image – scanned cover Official Programme of ISDT 1936 (Greenwood Family Collection)

On the Map!

Image - map from 'Motor Cycling' showing all 6 day routes for ISDT 1936

Image – map from ‘Motor Cycling’ showing all 6 day routes for ISDT 1936

We are working to remap the original route as close as we are able and more information on this project is on our blog and can be seen here

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Photo – scanned image of International Trophy winning team from Great Britain of G.E Rowley, V.N Brittain, W.S Waycott and E Belsten from ‘the Motor Cycle’ via the 1937 programme. (courtesy of the Wryan Collection) ISDT 1936

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Photo – scanned image of International Silver Vase winning team from Great Britain of G.W Walker (manager) R McGregor, [BVC 435] J.A McLeslie [BVC533] and J.E Edward from ‘the Motor Cycle’ via the 1937 programme (courtesy of the Wryan Collection) ISDT 1936

Photo - Rudge Team 1936 - #217  Jack Leslie #133 R MacG #258 JC-Edward  ISDT 1936 (Courtesy Stuart and Ian Leslie Collection)

Photo – Rudge Team 1936 – #217 Jack Leslie #133 R MacG #258 JC-Edward ISDT 1936 (Courtesy Stuart and Ian Leslie Collection)

Photo - #217 Jack Leslie on Rudge with #216 K Kruger on Zundapp 1936 ISDT 1936 (Courtesy Stuart and Ian Leslie Collection)

Photo – #217 Jack Leslie on Rudge with #216 K Kruger on Zundapp 1936 ISDT 1936 (Courtesy Stuart and Ian Leslie Collection)

Photo - #217 Jack Leslie on Rudge at Kesselberg ISDT 1936 (Courtesy Stuart and Ian Leslie Collection)

Photo – #217 Jack Leslie on Rudge at Kesselberg ISDT 1936 (Courtesy Stuart and Ian Leslie Collection)

Photo - #217 Jack Leslie on Rudge at check point  ISDT 1936 (Courtesy Stuart and Ian Leslie Collection)

Photo – #217 Jack Leslie on Rudge at check point ISDT 1936 (Courtesy Stuart and Ian Leslie Collection)

Photo - #217 Jack Leslie Rudge with #220 F Birkholz and maybe Ernst Henne in foreground  ISDT 1936 (Courtesy Stuart and Ian Leslie Collection)

Photo – #217 Jack Leslie Rudge 499cc [BVC 533] with #220 F Birkholz and maybe Ernst Henne in foreground ISDT 1936 (Courtesy Stuart and Ian Leslie Collection)

Photo - #217 Jack Leslie on Rudge keeps a close eye on the clock  ISDT 1936 (Courtesy Stuart and Ian Leslie Collection)

Photo – #217 Jack Leslie on Rudge keeps a close eye on the clock ISDT 1936 (Courtesy Stuart and Ian Leslie Collection)

Photo -  Rudge Team 1936 - #217  Jack Leslie #133 R MacG #258 JC-Edward   ISDT 1936 (Courtesy Stuart and Ian Leslie Collection)

Photo – Rudge Team 1936 – #217 Jack Leslie #133 R MacG #258 JC-Edward ISDT 1936 (Courtesy Stuart and Ian Leslie Collection)

The below pages come from a document associated with the ACU British Team selection event at Brooklands 1936

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Preliminery test results (courtesy of the Wryan Collection)  ISDT 1936

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Information about officials and selected riders. (courtesy of the Wryan Collection) ISDT 1936

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Time table for British Team selection event (courtesy of the Wryan Collection) ISDT 1936

We would never have been able to get 1933 & 1936 going had it not been for Bill Snelling of Isle of Man fottofinders, he has helped with no thought of reward for himself, thanks to Bill.

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Photo of Graham Oates #29 ISDT 1936 (Courtesy of Fottofinders)

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Photo of FICM Gold Medal (front) ISDT 1936

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Photo of FICM Gold Medal (rear) ISDT 1936

Photo of #29 Graham Oates’s machine in a more rural setting ISDT 1936 (Courtesy of Fottofinders)

Image of scanned pages from program including photo of the International Trophy of ISDT 1936

Photo of riders #173 W Hofmann 349cc Victoria #176 EJ Henne 494cc BMW  both germans and Dutch rider #177 C N van der Voort 348cc Velocette  at check ISDT 1936

Photo of #88 Mrs Ilse Thouret at the ISDT 1936

Photo of #88 Mrs Ilse Thouret 174cc DKW at the ISDT 1936

Thanks to our regular helper A Holthaus who brought this picture of Mrs Ilse Thouret to our attention “Motorradfahrerin Ilse Thouret liest die B.Z. am Mittag am Etappen-Ziel der Sechstagefahrt in Garmisch-Partenkirchen ISDT 1936”

This is the same bike Ilse is seen on in a photo in our page for the ISDT 1937 although it’s number as of yet is not recognised as being one of the ISDT event numbers. She was a very sporting lady, good gymnast at the age of eleven, later an accomplished hockey player and subsequently trainer of national women hockey selection team, as well as multiple german canoe champ.
Starting with motorcycle sports, in 1932, she had fourth best result at the sidecar class, training at a road race event, but officials forbid her to start due to being a woman!
She then, in a situation similar to Britain’s Marjorie Cottle, began concentrating on offroad sports, from 1934 to 39 with official works support from Auto union – DKW. She rode in several ISDT’s and other national and international events.

In 1938 she entered her first car race. After the war Ilse was riding events on scooters, as a team with both daughters, as well as car races and rallys. 1959 across Africa with the DKW Munga 4×4. What a fantastic person and thanks to A Holthaus for this background info on Ilse. Much more on Ilse here although in German www.touren-fahrer.de. There is also a fantastic review of Ilse at the amazing website of the Technical Museum Vienna featuring images from a number of Continental off-road trials at the time not just the ISDT

Photo of #38 Henk Persoon with 987cc Harley Davidson Motorcycle Sidecar Outfit at ISDT 1936

Photo of #38 Henk Persoon and Harley Davidson who gained a Gold Medal at the ISDT 1936

Photo of German rider #207 Dr K Christmann (494 BMW) Germany, accelerates through a picturesque street in St. Blasien, following a lunch stop (Image Speedtracktales collection) ISDT 1936

No doubting this photo was taken in pre war third Reich Germany with the Nazi banners and German military uniforms at the lunch stop.

Photo of motorcycle riders and #101 H Walter 245cc DKW of Germany at ISDT 1936

Photo of #29 Graham Oates 497cc Ariel coming thru Forestry with Bill Marshall in the Chair ISDT 1936 (Courtesy of Fottofinders)

Photo of motorcycles and riders preparing for event at ISDT 1936 (Courtesy of Fottofinders)

We believe these pics were the Speed trial day start, please send in to advise any data

Photo of riders starting event at ISDT 1936 (Courtesy of Fottofinders)

Photo of motorcycle and riders #252 Len Heath 497cc Ariel #217 JA McLeslie 499 Rudge #178 GA de Ridder 499 Rudge from Holland #258  JC Edward 499 Rudge at start of ISDT 1936 (Courtesy of Fottofinders)

More images from the event are featured on this post on our blog here

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photo – Victorious British Trophy team with Stuart Waycott, A Belstun, George Rowley and Vic Brittain with Walcott’s #42 works Velocette 495cc – the 1930’s ISDT dream team ISDT 1936 Germany (Narodowe Archiwum Cyfrowe)

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photo – Solo motorcycles #73 Scarf F. Sieber NSU 250cc of Germany and possibly #67 J Pastika CZ 250 of Czechoslovakia in the Speed test on the autobahn ISDT 1936 Germany (Narodowe Archiwum Cyfrowe)

The Final Score: Results

Image - Scanned cover of FICM Final Report with full results ISDT 1936

Image – Scanned cover of FICM Final Report with full results ISDT 1936

I am endebted to ‘STB’ for sniffing out this copy of the official ‘Final Report’ for the event which provides a lot of information on the results of the event. You can download to view a copy of the report below.

Download Steward’s Final Report for the 1936 ISDT here

What the Papers said!

the Motor Cycle‘ 24 September 1936

The site archive has a copy of this issue of ‘The Motor Cycle‘ which includes a full article on the event up until the day before last and we are grateful to Morton’s Archive for permission to reproduce the contents in this article. We have a copy available to browse online via our issuu.com library

image - scanned article announcing the start of this years event in Germany in the Advertiser, Adelaide Australia 17 September 1936 ISDT 1936

image – scanned article announcing the start of this years event in Germany in ‘the Advertiser‘, Adelaide Australia 17 September 1936 ISDT 1936

Artifacts and Collectibles

photo – 18th ISDT – FICM Plaque, ISDT 1936 (Again Jan Melssen’s efforts allow us to see)

This sign measures 400mm x 150mm and is made from tin-plate printed in yellow and black. The sign bears the inscription, “Internationale 6 Tagefahrt 1936 – Sportkommissar” (International 6 Day Trial 1936 – Sport Commissioner).

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