ISDT 1938 – Llandrindod Wells
The 1938 ISDT were held for the 3rd time in Llandrindod Wells, Wales (in 1933 and 1937). Once more it was a fight between Great Britain and Germany, and once more the British team won the World Trophy, ahead of Czechoslovakia and Germany. The German team, with recent Tourist Trophy winner Georg Meier, won the Silver Vase.
On the picture, taken at the Dorstone check point, n° 93 George E. Rowley is a hero of the British team; he earned a Gold medal and was a also member of the British team who won the Trophy in 1929 (Central Europe), 1932 (Merano), 1936 (Freudenstadt) and 1937 and 1938 (Llandrindod Wells). He was riding the 346cc AJS. Beside him is n°94 Harold McKee, Irish rider on a 347cc Matchless.
Text Marc Pétrier – Photo FIM/Christopher Lavery colletion