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Sidecars always play a big role in the attraction of Schotten with their dramatic slides around the tight curves of this street circuit.
Hans and Felix Bröskamp with their 1964 BMW R69S outfit.
Watching through the trees,
The Bröskamps keeping ahead of Adrian Dedman and Theresa Langford from the UK on their 1958 Norton Dominator outfit.
Bernd Albert and Jan Philipp Wagner on their 1964 BMW R50-2 outfit ahead of Birgit Erb Birgit and Walter Schumacher on a 1961 BMW R69S.
Gerhard Ruffner and Nadine Pfeiffer on their BMW R69S (N44) leaving the hairpin together with Uwe Stroinski and Detlev Fenske, BMW R51/3 (N5) and Helmut Wittgens and Klaudia Hecht, BMW R51/3 (N11)
Picture by Patrick Greville-Morris as are many of the pictures in this gallery
Jiri Zavazal on his Jawa 250 ahead of Peter Vagt, HTL Maico, Thomas Siebig, Maico RS and René Siebig, Maico RS waiting to join their session on the track.
Roger Reising on his Ducati 175 sport ahead of Karl Wilfried Kleni, Hercules KX5 and Gerhard Kahl, Ducati 175 S in the combined Classics 1950 - 1967 up to 175cc and Schnapsglas (liquer glass) with spoked wheels up to 50cc class.
Reinhard Müller just after negotiating the chicane on his 1964 Bultaco TSS.
The straight really sorts the bikes out, as most can get up to full speed here.
Karl Wilfried Kleni going all out on his Hercules KX5.
The beautiful racing dry clutch of this 175cc Ducati.
Nice to see a couple of Harley Davidson racers at the event,
including this 1974 AMF RR250 from 1974 entered by Albert Zollinger.
Gerold Meißner getting the rear wheel back into his 1978 Meikomot ready for the next session.
The intimidating bell mouth intake of Klaus Jungs' 1956 BSA 500cc Goldstar.
Compared to Tilman Runcks' 1967 496cc Matchless powered Seeley Mk2.
It's lovely to be able to see the skillful brazing on the frame which hasn't been painted, as often seen on Seeleys.
The stunning 1977 500cc Jawa BO 50 belonging to Volker Borse,
detail of the engine with it's additional cooling fins and the glass cover for the oil pump.
Tilman Runcks' 1967 496cc Matchless powered Seeley Mk2.
Perfect Norton Manx in the paddock,
and later on the straight.
Another Manx Norton, a 1962 model entered by Manfred Amelang.
A stunning 1955 Manx with lowboy frame, brought from Switzerland by Hansueli Wyssen for the event.