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Silver Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (TT) replica trophy awarded to Max Deubel

Date made: mid 20th century

Description: Silver Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (TT) replica awarded to West German rider Max Deubel, 4 times sidecar World Champion in the 1960s and 3 times TT winner. First rider to break the sidecar 90mph barrier. The plaque is missing from the base.

Deubel's last TT was in 1966 - the event was held in August, instead of the traditional June due to a seamen's strike. Although Deubel and his passenger Emil Horner were originally placed second, just 0.8 sec. behind rivals Scheidegger and Robinson, they were promoted to first place when the latter were excluded on a fuel technicality. On appeal Scheidegger and Robinson were reinstated as TT winners, which also gave them the 1966 world championship ahead of Deubel and Horner. Deubel retired at the end of the 1966 season, but continued to be involved in racing as an official of the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme).

In the 1960s it was common practice to present the replica trophy at the awards ceremony at the Villa Marina during TT without a plaque. The engraved plaque would then be sent on by post. For overseas riders this would often arrive some weeks later, and thus they were frequently never attached.

Measurements: overall: 25.5 cm x 9 cm

Materials: metal: silver, plated, plastic: phenolic

Object name: trophy

Collection: Social History Collection

ID Number: 2017-0142

Subject tags : #TT&MOTORSPORT


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