• Short Summary

    Gall wins the German Motorcycle Grand Prix - Britain's star Jimmie Guthrie dies in this race.

  • Description

    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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  • Data

    Film ID:
    929.69
    Media URN:
    13703
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:58:16:00 / 01:59:01:00
    Canister:
    37/64

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    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.

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  2. jamied says

    This original newspaper report on the race and on Jimmy Guthrie's death confirm the location I've given above.....

    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/68443515

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