Jimmie Guthrie

 Jimmie Guthrie

(1897-1937)
Motorcycle Racing

Inducted in 2003

When a motorcycle was ridden at great speed along the highways and byways of the Borders region during the 1920's and 1930's, people would simply remark, 'Guthrie'. A motorcycle racing legend long before his untimely death at the German Grand Prix of August 8 1937, he was three times a European champion. His name is commemorated at two tracks: the Isle of Man TT circuit and the German Sachsenring that claimed his life.

  • European Grand Prix, 1935, 1936 and 1937
  • Grand Prix victories in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands and Ireland at 250cc, 350cc and 500cc



Image from Hawick Museum


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