Wednesday, 4 April 2012

The 1936 Swiss Grand Prix

-JdK- More pics from the Technisches Museum Wien, this time the 1936 Swiss Grand Prix. Jimmy Guthrie represented Norton; his good friend Stanley Woods brought a Velocette. Other riders showed up on very serious machinery that included a compressor-BMW. All of which didn't help really as Jimmy came first on a Norton in both the 350cc and 500cc class.

Guthrie and his Model 30
Guthrie (14) at the start of the 350s
Stanley Woods and Velocette
Otto Ley and his BMW; note the compressor
Heinrich Fleischman and NSU
Ragnar Sunnqvist and Husqvarna
Kurt Mansfeld and Auto Union DKW