Following the creation of the International Commission for Motorcycle Tourism (CITM) by the FICM in 1934, the first official FICM Rally was held in 1936 in Berlin, Germany, within the framework of the Olympic Games. Teams from ten different countries rode to the German capital, with a few minor accidents and a lot of punctures (!).
The winners were the members of the Estonia Motor Sport Club, coming from Tallin. They were 18 persons and 14 motorcycles, including a woman, Mrs Agnessa Männi-Kook, riding a 500cc OK Supreme. To ride from Tallin to Berlin in 1936 was not exactly an easy task. Anyway it was an impressive achievement for all the participants in this Rally, and in particular for Mrs Männi-Kook – who passed away in 2001, at the age of 91.
Text Marc Pétrier – Infos Maggie Sutton - Photo Stefan Lodesten collection