German Motorcycle Grand Prix 1937

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    Full title reads: "MUNICH".

    Munich, Germany.

    Start of the German Motorcycle Grand Prix in Munich. Various shots of the motorcycle race. Some nice close up shots of the helmets, wheels and engines. Crowds watching the race. The winner is Gall of Germany. Close up shot of the winner.

    Voiceover informs that the British motorcycle star Jimmie Guthrie dies in this race. The accident is not seen.

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    01:58:16:00 / 01:59:01:00
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  • It's odd that the title card for this clip gives the location as "Munich", for in fact the event pictured here, the 1937 German Motorcycle Grand Prix, is being run at the Sachsenring in Hohenstein-Ernstthal, a good 3-hour drive away from Munich.

    The race was held on 8 August 1937.

    "Gall" is Karl Gall. His bike is a BMW.

    Note that during he clip there's some truly great footage of an NSU bike and its rider.

    jamied 8th Feb 2013
  • This original newspaper report on the race and on Jimmy Guthrie's death confirm the location I've given above.....

    jamied 8th Feb 2013

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