The life and times of Jimmie Guthrie

A new book by German-domiciled Australian Paul Guthrie (not directly related), titled ‘Jimmie G.’ looks at the remarkable life of 1920s/30s motorcycle racing star Jimmie Guthrie and his tragic death in Germany in 1937.

The circumstances of Jimmie Guthrie’s fatal crash are explained from both the British and German perspectives.

More than simply a motorsport crash, it became a geopolitical incident which could have threatened British and German diplomatic relations.


The book explains why the British and German sides kept details of the crash under a veil of secrecy. What emerges is far more complicated and intriguing than any fictional story.

Price is £34 and it is stocked by most online retailers.

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