Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
Jimmie Guthrie is one of Hawick’s motor cycle racing legends. He was born on May 23rd 1897 and died tragically while leading in the German Grand Prix of 1937. He competed in 12 TT races and won 6 of them. He will forever be remembered by the statue of him in Wilton Lodge Park in Hawick not that far from where he used to live. In Hawick there is an annual tribute run for the world famous motorcyclist which is always a great success. After his death hundreds of German mourners came to pay their respects. He was put on a special train to take him to the border. Jimmie Guthrie’s funeral procession in Hawick was 3 miles long. Hawick had lost its favourite son and European motor cycle racing an exceptional rider.
By Charlie Wilson