TRIALS in GERMANY – Rainer Heise Archive

 

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From left: Rainer Heise, Mick Andrews & Felix Krahnstover enjoy a catch up at the Mick Andrews Trials School at Celle, Germany in 2015 – Photo copyright: Kurt-Patrik Beckmann.

TRIALS IN GERMANY:

German trials enthusiast Gernot Menke writes:

There are several aspects of competition in the history of German trial sport, Carl Jurisch, who took part in the SSDT from 1936 onwards and became a real trials enthusiast, his hometown Nürnberg was one of the nucleus of German trials riding and the Zündapp-factory was there.

Of course there were other people and other places in Germany, too. But one important origin of trials riding in Germany was Northern Germany, and at one time the British occupation zone. British soldiers had brought trials riding over the channel and the region around Celle/Munster, where Felix Krahnstöver is from. And this is also the case with Helmut Stanik from Bramsche, as the Osnabrück/Bielefeld region was also such a region influenced by British occupation forces after the second world conflict.

 

Here at Trials Guru, we are always looking for something new, something old and something out of the ordinary. Trials friend, Kurt-Patrik Beckmann suggested that we look towards Germany for something new as there were many fine riders of trials who came from Germany. So contact was made with Kurt-Patrik’s help with Rainer Heise who took many photographs in the period 1970 – 1990 and was active taking photographs for the premier German trials magazine Trialsport which was formed by Felix Krahnstover, himself a multiple German National Trials Champion.

 

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Kurt-Patrik Beckmann (left) and Mick Andrews (centre) at Celle, 2015 – Photo: Christoph Falkner

Here is the result, Rainer Heise – Trials in Germany, a special section for your enjoyment …

From the camera of Rainer Heise: – Trials in Germany 1974 – 1977

Martin Niebuhr - 50cc Zundapp - German Championship round at Mauer in 1974 - Photo: Rainer Heise Archive.

Martin Niebuhr – 50cc Zundapp – German Championship round at Mauer in 1974 – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive.

Felix Krahnstover (Montesa) centering a front wheel in 1974 - Photo: Rainer Heise Archive

Felix Krahnstover (Montesa) centering a front wheel in 1974 – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive

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Ulrich Dorges (Montesa 125) at the DMV Trial, Hamburg 1975 – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive

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Felix Krahnstover (Montesa Cota 247) at the DMV Trial, Hamburg 1975 – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive.

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Jochen Loeffler (Montesa Cota 247) at the DMV Trial at Hamburg in 1975 – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive.

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Felix Krahnstover from Celle at the DMV Trial at Hamburg, 1975 – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive.

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Reinhard Welke (169cc Greeves) at the German Championship Round at Kammerbach in 1974 – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive.

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Jochen Loeffler (Montesa Cota 247) at the German Championship round at Kammerbach in 1974 – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive.

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Helmut Stanik (Montesa) at the German Championship round at Luneberg in 1974 – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive.

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Jurgen Baumann (Ossa) at the German Championship round at Luneberg in 1974 – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive.

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Hein Moers (Yamaha) at the German Championship round at Schatthausen in 1975 – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive.

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Herr Stephan and passenger fighting for grip at the NTP-Cup trial in 1975 – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive.

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Martin Niebuhr (Montesa 123) this was used as the cover photo for Trialsport issue number 1 (“Always on Top”!) – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive

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H. D. Hester (Montesa) at the GF Uelzen in 1975 – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive.

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H.R. Arnheim (Montesa 125) at the International trial at Hamburg in 1975 – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive.

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Erich Lappenbusch (Ossa) at the NTP Kammerbach in 1975 – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive.

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Helmut Stanik (Montesa) watched by Felix Krahnstover (Montesa) – NTP Kammerbach 1975 – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive.

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J. Sakowitz (Montesa 125) at the NTP Kammerbach in 1975 – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive.

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(The late) Horst Wittenborn (Yamaha) at the NTP Kammerbach trial in 1975 – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive.

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Jurgen Baumann (Bultaco 325) at the NTP – Kirchgellersen in 1976 – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive

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(The late) Rudiger Lienart (Yamaha) at the NTP – Kirchgellersen in 1976 – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive

World Championship – Gefrees, 1975

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Rob Edwards (GB, Montesa Cota 348) at the German World Championship round at Gefrees in 1975 – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive.

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Martin Lampkin (GB, Bultaco) at the German World Championship round at Gefrees in 1975 – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive.

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Alan ‘Sid’ Lampkin (GB, Bultaco) unloading his machine at the German World Championship round at Gefrees in 1975 – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive.

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Malcolm Rathmell (GB, Montesa 348) at the German World Championship round at Gefrees in 1975 – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive.

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Georg Weiss (Head of Zundapp Competition department) & Sammy Miller at the German World Championship round at Gefrees in 1975 – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive.

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Walther Luft (Austria, 250 Puch) at the German World Championship round at Gefrees in 1975 – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive.

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Ulf Karlsson (Sweden, Montesa 348) at the German World Championship round at Gefrees in 1975 – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive.

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Mick Andrews (GB, Yamaha OW10) at the German World Championship round at Gefrees in 1975 – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive.

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Rob Edwards (GB, Montesa 348) at the German World Championship round at Gefrees in 1975 – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive.

World Championship – Gefrees, 1976

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Joe Wallmann (Austria, Bultaco 325) at the German World Championship round at Gefrees in 1976 – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive.

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Brian Higgins (GB, Honda RTL305) at the German World Championship round at Gefrees in 1976 – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive.

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Martin Lampkin, Oriol Puig Bulto & Vrjo Vesterinen at the German World Championship round at Gefrees in 1976 – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive.

World Championship Round in Belgium, 1977

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Rob Shepherd (GB, Honda RTL300 – Long-Stroke) at the Belgian World Round in 1977 – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive.

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Rob Shepherd (GB, Honda RTL300 Long-stroke) at the Belgian World Round in 1977 – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive.

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Malcolm Rathmell (GB, Montesa 348) at the Belgian World Round in 1977 – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive.

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(The late) Franz Haaf (D, Montesa) at the Belgian World Round in 1977 – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive.

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John Metcalfe (GB, Ossa) at the Belgian World Round in 1977 – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive.

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Mick Andrews (GB) points out the line to Yrjo Vesterinen (F) on his way to winning his second of three World Championships at the Belgian World Round in 1977 – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive.

 

Rainer Heise at the 1975 Scottish Six Days

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Martin Lampkin (right) watched by Comerfords’ Jock Wilson and Newcastle rider Dave Younghusband – 1975 SSDT – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive

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Helmut Stanik from Germany with his Montesa at scrutineering at Gorgie Market, Edinburgh – 1975 SSDT – Rainer Heise Archive

 

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John Hemingway at scrutineering at Edinburgh’s Gorgie Market, the man on the left is James Reid Snr – 1975 SSDT – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive

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Yrjo Vesterinen (Bultaco, Finland) preparing at the 1975 SSDT weigh-in – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive

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Mick Andrews with his new factory OW10 Yamaha – 1975 SSDT – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive

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Walther Luft (Puch, Austria) at Gorgie Market, Edinburgh – 1975 SSDT – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive

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Alan ‘Sid’ Lampkin (Bultaco, England) at the start of the 1975 SSDT at Gorgie Market – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive

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Ulf Karlson (Montesa, Sweden) 1975 SSDT – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive

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Rob Edwards (Montesa, England); Jim Sandiford (Montesa, England) & Martin Lampkin (Bultaco, England) at the start of the 1975 SSDT – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive

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Martin Anker (Yamaha, Germany) on the opening day ‘Edramucky’ section near Killin, Perthshire – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive

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Dave Thorpe (Bultaco, England) on ‘Laggan Locks’ section – 1975 SSDT – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive

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Christian Kulot (Ossa, Germany) on ‘Laggan Locks’ in the 1975 SSDT – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive

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Otto Wiefarn (Ossa, Germany) on ‘Laggan Locks’ in the 1975 SSDT – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive

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Martin Lampkin (Bultaco, England) on ‘Laggan Locks’ 1975 SSDT – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive

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Maurice Newsham (Ossa, Carnforth, Lancs, England) on ‘Laggan Locks’ in the 1975 SSDT – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive

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Mick Andrews (Yamaha OW10, England) on ‘Laggan Locks’, 1975 SSDT – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive

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Felix Krahnstover (Montesa, Celle, Germany) on ‘Laggan Locks’ 1975 SSDT – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive

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Felix Krahnstover (Montesa, Celle, Germany) on ‘Laggan Locks’ in the 1975 SSDT – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive

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Malcolm Rathmell (Montesa 348 Prototype, England) waits to enter the ‘Laggan Locks’ section in the 1975 SSDT – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive

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Joe Wallman (Bultaco, Austria) on ‘Laggan Locks’ 1975 SSDT – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive

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Walther Luft (Puch, Austria) on ‘Laggan Locks’ 1975 SSDT – Pghoto: Rainer Heise Archive

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Dave Thorpe (Bultaco, Sheffield, England) on ‘Laggan Locks’ in the 1975 SSDT – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive

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Martin Anker (Yamaha TY250, Germany) on lower Ben Nevis in the 1975 SSDT – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive

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The late Geoff Chandler (Ossa, England) on lower Ben Nevis section in the 1975 SSDT – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive

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Martin Anker (Yamaha, Germany) on Ben Nevis in the 1975 SSDT – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive

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Geoff Boughton (Montesa, England) on Ben Nevis 1975 SSDT – Photo: rainer Heise Archive

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Thore Evertson (Ossa, Sweden) on lower Ben Nevis section in the 1975 SSDT – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive

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Don Smith (Kawasaki, England) on Ben Nevis section in the 1975 SSDT – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive

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Richard Sunter (Montesa, England) followed by observer Jack Quigg on lower Ben Nevis in the 1975 SSDT – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive

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Malcolm Rathmell on the pre-production 348 Montesa on lower Ben Nevis in the 1975 SSDT – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive

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Jean-Marie Lejeune (Montesa, Belgium) on lower Ben Nevis in the 1975 SSDT – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive

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Ulf Karlson (Montesa, Sweden) on ‘Pipeline’ in the 1975 SSDT – Photo: Rainer Heise Archive

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Felix Krahnstover (Montesa, Germany) on ‘Pipeline’ in the 1975 SSDT – Photo: rainer Heise Archive

We at Trials Guru are absolutely delighted with Rainer’s fantastic trials photographs from the 1970’s. We hope you are too!

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Abbreviations used in captions:

GF = genehmigungsfrei = without authorization, no license required

DMV = Deutscher Motorsport Verband = German Motorsport Association

HTP = Heide Trialpokal = Heath(er) Trials Cup (GF trials, organized in Northern Germany)

NTP = Norddeutscher Trialpokal = North German Trials Cup

With special thanks to Hans Greiner of Trialsport DE magazine for his ongoing co-operation.

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2 thoughts on “TRIALS in GERMANY – Rainer Heise Archive

  1. There is a mistake in the text above: the German world round 1975 was not held in Gefrees, but in Kiefersfelden in October and the pictures have clearly been taken there.

  2. Another remark: the photos of Rob Shepherd, No. 29 on the Honda in 1977 have been taken in Brake, German world round (20.03.1977) in Section 10.

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