This part is needed thanks to the contribution of Images & data by Dutch Motorcycling Historian & Author Jan Melssen, with HUGE amount of thanks!. Images we could never even trace in Archives. 1929 ISDT.
Historical data brought to us by Jan Melssen, 1929 information which most of us felt to be long lost.
From Taff’s Original Sppedtracktales site he asked this question about the NSKK
“I am unclear of their intended duties, they seemed far different to AA or RAC men in UK. This and the following images supplied by Dave Martin, quite a shock to me to see this array recording what was an official organization. Status as yet is unclear in level of government support plus actual purpose
A Brown Branch of the SS or Gestapo, decor seems to have been wildly uncontrollable
I am still puzzled over how I can politely describe the NSKK, or were they Brownshirts? or Stormtroopers, could someone provide further information?.”
Now German reader of this site Andreas Holtahus has supplied this helpful answer
“I will try to give some information about the NSKK.
For a good overview, please read Wikipedia:
For better understanding, I will give a short abstract about what happened in Germany, after Hitler won the election in 1933 and became “Reichskanzler” (chancellor).
Immediately, the NSDAP (Nazi party) started with the “Gleichschaltung“ (forcible coordination) of all parts of life.
For example, all boyscout organisations, whether confessional, political or “free minded”, were cancelled within a short time.
They had to stop their work, or were integrated into the HJ (Hitler Jugend = Hitler Youth), which was a suborganisation of the NSDAP.
Also, all motor clubs had to go under the patronage of the NSKK, which was a suborganisation of the NSDAP, too.
All this was done to get control about all parts of life, and to infiltrate the people with the Nazi ideology.
Also, all these organisations were organised similar to the military , with ranks and command and obedience. Seems to me, that Hitler prepared the German people systematically for the next war, and military skills, as well as technical skills useful for war, had been trained from youth on.
Under these circumstances, there were “hardcore Nazis” as well as so called “unpolitical” members (who did not (want to?) recognise the real purpose of this organisation, but were only interested in motor sports) in the NSKK, but the the organisation itself was a part of the NSDAP, and took part in their fascistic work.
Hope that helps to understand this organisation and the circumstances between 1933 and 1945 in Germany.”
part of the momentos of NPO Bradley the great sidecar competitor in the British Teams, with sidecar passenger a Mr Tatstall supplied by Andy.
he rode also in 1937 and 1938 Peter Reeves who supplied this fine pic may actually have this very machine, MORE INFO ON THIS MACHINE WANTED PLEASE
any info appreciated
Brian Jones’s Mum Audrey & his late father Ben Jones would ardently follow events on Eppynt Mountain Range where ISDT Speed Trials took place, plus the Largest TT circuit of 5.2 Miles on Mainland Britain which saw Post WW2 TT’s of highest quality.
1948 ISDT team selection for the event in ROMA Italy was selected in a 2 Days Event there in a period when Petrol rationing prevailed, below are pics I’d love to have identified, HELP!!! 1937 or 1938 ISDT too may provide info although the flag arrangement over pits in 1938 looks different to the ones in this set of pics. I shall leave the original call for Help in place then advise all, ISDT Historian Netherlander Jan Melssen came to rescue us. Above is 143 J. Ashworth 499 BSA in 1938 ISDT.
BMW, but who what & when, Jan again advises us 150 is W. Mundhekke with BMW 490 & 165 A. von Falkenhausen BMW 494.
Background looks like structures in region of Lake in Llandrindod Wells. Thanks to Jan Melssen we now know 126 is W. Reinhardt BMW 597 Sidecar outfit.
Was this Senor Bulto in 1951 at Varese in Italy ISDT?
A reader has answered this question, the above photo was not 1951 nor Senior Bulto nor Italy but in fact German trophy driver L Muller on his Hercules 125 ( He rode as #235 in Swedish ISDT 1966). However our result sheets do not find him riding #33 in the ISDT during the 60’s any ideas where this image was taken???
Geoff Arkle took a 425 lbs BMW R68 with Trials upswept pipes to the 1953 ISDT and finished too!, a restored R68 shown.
Who is this on the 1970 Bultaco
1955 JAWA reigned supreme, ‘just found an image of their Advertisment that year on ebay!. They ARE good machines too, still being used in large quantities in Turkey where spares are still made as well!. JAnecek an Arms manufacturer as so many others after WW2 turned to producing Motorcycles, buying up theWAnderer producer, Thus JAWAcame to be their LOGO, simpler than myself & possibly most would care to consider.
Later JAWA ISDT 402
All State ISDT Catalog USA spelling in 1959
1969 Zundapp Ad