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#1 Lothar

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Posted 08 September 2022 - 11:49

Hello,

 

I wonder if there are any information about early BMW motorcycles like type R 5 or R 51 being raced at Brooklands. Somewhere I saw some photos from Brooklands 1938 with such bikes. Rider names included ? Tisdall and also Francis Beart.

 

There have been riders on such bikes at the TT and/or MGP in 1937 (Worsick), 1938 (Cannell, Worsick) and 1939 (Reid)

 

Any help in getting more details is highly appreciated. Thank you.

 

Lothar (BMW Mobile Classic Club, Germany)



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#2 Vitesse2

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Posted 08 September 2022 - 13:00

As you mention Tisdall, you've probably seen the photo taken at the MCC Members Meeting in September 1938. Initials MWK, full name Michael William Knox Tisdall - looks like he later enlisted in the Corps of Military Police (now the Royal Military Police) and died, aged about 37, in an accident in Kent in 1940: http://www.corpsofmi...g/soldier/4525/

 

Probate records give his home address as 'Ravenswing', Aldermaston, Berkshire and say his estate was worth over £18000 - not a small sum in 1940!

 

The Motor Cycling Club still exists, so it might be worth contacting them: https://www.themotor...ingclub.org.uk/



#3 Lothar

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Posted 11 September 2022 - 13:36

Thank you!