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Mick Andrews in Germany

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From the left: Rainer Heise; Mick Andrews & Felix Krahnstover – Photo: Kurt-Patrik Beckmann, Hanover.

Recently, Mick Andrews held a trials school near Celle, Lower Saxony near to Luneberg and Hanover in Germany for the local ‘Celler Trial Club’. Some old friends also showed up in support, none other than Felix Krahnstöver, former 10 times German national champion and Montesa and KTM factory rider.

Mick and Krahnst+¦ver exploring Heises Photos
Jill and Mick Andrews have a look at Rainer Heise’s photos with Felix Krahnstover. Photo: Kurt-Patrik Beckmann, Hanover.

Accompanied by Rainer Heise friend and trials rider and was the photographer of Fahrerlager (Paddock) and Trialsport magazine from the beginning of the 1970’s to 2000.

No longer competing, but still an enthusiast Krahnstöver is still dedicated to the local club. Felix is still selling and dealing in trials machines and was editor of Trialsport Deutschland when it began in 1977. The magazine is still going now run by Hans Greiner based in Freudenberg-Ebenheid.

Rainer, being an enthusiast of the sport and a keen photographer, brought along his fantastic photo album for Mick and the other enthusiasts to look at.

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Two of Rainer Heise’s photos showing Malcolm Rathmell and Peter Gaunt back in the 1970’s. Photo: Kurt-Patrik Beckmann, Hanover Original photo images copyright: Rainer Heise, Celle, Germany.

Trials Guru has been in contact with Rainer Heise and shortly we will be featuring a selection of some of his work from the early 1970’s through to the 1990’s. So we have created a “Rainer Heise – Trials in Germany” page specially for this.

Link: Rainer Heise – Trials In Germany

Photos by Kurt-Patrik Beckmann, Hanover, Germany.

Motorcycle Competition Scotland 1975-2005 – By John Moffat

Cover shot MCS

 – Foreword by 8 times TT winner, JIM MOODIE –
Yoomee Ltd is proud to present this superb semi-hardback book which covers the history of Motorcycle Competition in Scotland from 1975 – 2005 by John Moffat. With foreword written by eight times TT winner, Jim Moodie, it is presented with a mixture of exciting, and in many cases un-seen, colour and black and white images, this book is in A4 size format with over 100 pages of informative and interesting text.

This is a book which explores and describes in words and photographs, competitors and enthusiasts from motorcycle sport in Scotland and more! It’s about people, places and events from this era, the endeavours and performances by motorcycle sports most respected riders, who were either born or brought up in Scotland.
A book which will convey you back to a time-period when Scotland produced not only British, but World championship contenders. Riders who endeavoured to create performances, which proved they were serious competitors in racing, trials, enduro, and motocross.

This is a publication aimed at the motorcycle enthusiast.
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