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Six-Day Int`l Race - 1934 Dec 2~8, at Madison Square Garden-PROGRAM
Item# 1934 6-Day.MSG [1934 6-Day.MSG]
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A 48-page (including the covers) large format Program for the 57th International 6-Day Race held in New York at the Madison Square Garden from December 2nd to 8th in 1934. The event was sanctioned by The National Cycling Association. The dimensions of the program are 8 1/4 x 10 7/8 inches.
Thirty (30) well known international professional racers are illustrated with a short bio of each. The names read like a WHO`s WHO from the history of cycling archives; Fred Spencer-USA, William Grimm-USA, Franco Georgetti-Italy, Norman Hill-USA, Paul Brocardo-Italy, Adolf Schoen-Germany, Avanti Martinetti-Italy, Tino Reboli-USA, Alfred Letourner-France, Gerard Debaets-Belgium, George Dempsey-Australia, Bobby Thomas-USA, Mickey Rodak-USA, Tony Schaller-USA, Franz Deulberg-Germany, Ewald Wissel-Germany, Jerry Rodman-USA, Harold Ruth-USA, Leroy Garrison-USA, Jackie Sheehan-USA, Bobby Walthour-USA, Paul Croley-USA, Bob Lipsett-USA, Eddie Testa-USA, Hans Zims-Germany and Willie Kuester-Germany.
The list of officials is another group of famous cycling personalities including; Frank L. Kramer, Arthur W. Ross, Nat Butler, Iver Lawson, G.J. Abieneste, Patrick Mulvey, William Drake, Charles Ertz, Fred Fesselmeyer, Joseph Abell, E.M. Galloway, Lewis Heit, Thomas Lynch, Joseph Grimm, Frank Shaw, Jack Roden, Herman Hillenbach, L.A. Fraysse, Frank Small, George Scofield, Emile E. Fraysse and several others.
The program contains articles about bike racing in the day, and the history of 6-day racing. Records for past races from 1924 through 1934 are listed as are Past Records for Every Hour in the years 1913~1917. Some of the adverts feature large photos of some famous racers. This is enjoyable reading and an important piece of research material. The original Program is in poor condition with nicks and tears on the edges of some pages as you can see from these scans of the reproduction. However the text can be clearly read on all pages. The original Program is from the Bill Bina Collection.

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National Cycling Association Rules & Conditions


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A feature size photo of Bobby Walthour #25 (advertisement by Old Gold Cigarettes)


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Past Records for Races and Every Hour


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Franco Georgetti


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Norman Hill


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Alfred Letourner


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Gerard Debaets


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A story about the birth of the bicycle which according to this Program was invented in France by M. de Sirvac in 1690. The bicycle described in the story was without pedals. Interesting. . . .


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The listing of the 30 riders in this event


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Reggie J. McNamara, born in Australia, racing out of New Jersey


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Bios of Dave Lands and Freddie Spencer


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Bios of William Grimm and Franco Georcetti


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Bios of Norman Hill, Paul Brocardo and Marcel Guimbretiere


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Bios of Adolf Schoen, Walter Lohmann, Avanti Martinetti and Tino Reboli


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Alfred Letourner


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Bios of Gerard Debaets and George Dempsey


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Bios of Bobby Thomas, Mickey Rodak, Tony Schaller and Franz Deulberg


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Bios of Ewald Wissel, Jerry Rodman, Harold Ruth, Leroy Garrison and Jackie Sheehan


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Bios of Bobby Walthour, Robert Lipsett, Hans Zims, Paul Croley, Eddie Testa and Willie Kuester


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Records for past races (1900~1933)

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