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#1 Ray Bell

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 13:47

These photos, some of which (if not all) are factory publicity shots, were scanned several years ago from an album of pics mostly containing car photos...

I took little note at the time of the bike pics, but now I find it necessary to identify them.

bikedetaillo.jpg
1.should be readily identifiable, as should be...

bikeenginelo.jpg
2. ...presumably the same bike.

bikeracelo.jpg
3. The map in English suggests Isle of Man to me, am I right?

bikeracinglo.jpg
4. Bike and rider would be nice here, location is probably difficult.

bikerecordlo.jpg
5. Another which should be familiar to motorcycle historians.

bikerider2lo.jpg
6. I believe this was a German pre-war champion, is that right?

bikeriderlo.jpg
7. And is this the same rider?

bikerrlo.jpg
8. Make, type, year?

bikesislemanlo.jpg
9. This might help set the seal on No 3, one bike is the same one.

recdbikelo.jpg
10. Another record bike?

Any help would be appreciated. Posting elsewhere in search of the answers is fine by me.

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#2 Ristin

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 16:19

For a start, you are aware these are all DKWs, right?
2. DKW ULD 250
3. Yes, IoM 1938, Lightweight TT, Ewald Kluge
5. and 7. ULD 250, Ewald Kluge, 1937 record week, small fairing used for the long distance runs
10. ULD 250, Ewald Kluge, 1937 record week, final version of the full fairing

4. to me looks like Kluge at the Sachsenring 1937
Most likely all pictures show the ULD and/or Ewald Kluge

#3 Ray Bell

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 21:06

Thanks for that...

I have passed on that information.

#4 Vitesse2

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 22:14

Presumably Siegfried Wunsche on the #25 bike in picture 3?

 

That tall mechanic at the back of #10 looks familiar, but I can't put a name to him.

 

I think the other bike in #9 is an Excelsior Manxman? Which doesn't narrow it down much as there were eleven of them in the 1938 Lightweight!

 

Full result, but no start numbers: https://www.iomttrac...t=mnh-event-372

 

Kluge was of course the main attraction of the DKW team which toured Australia over your summer of 1937/38 - lots of references on Trove! Brief biography at Golden Era - he was also an Auto Union reserve driver in 1938 and 1939, although he never drove one in anger.



#5 Ristin

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 09:20

That tall mechanic at the back of #10 looks familiar, but I can't put a name to him.

A caption in the book DKW Siegesserien, Volume 1 identifies him as Johannes Bungerz. Not the exact same picture but they must have been taken moments apart.

Edited by Ristin, 04 July 2019 - 09:21.


#6 Herr Wankel

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 17:16

Presumably Siegfried Wunsche on the #25 bike in picture 3?

That tall mechanic at the back of #10 looks familiar, but I can't put a name to him.

I think the other bike in #9 is an Excelsior Manxman? Which doesn't narrow it down much as there were eleven of them in the 1938 Lightweight!

Full result, but no start numbers: https://www.iomttrac...t=mnh-event-372

Kluge was of course the main attraction of the DKW team which toured Australia over your summer of 1937/38 - lots of references on Trove! Brief biography at Golden Era - he was also an Auto Union reserve driver in 1938 and 1939, although he never drove one in anger.



#7 Herr Wankel

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 17:16

The other bike in photo 9 is probably a Cotton.