Gus Kuhn 1921
Page updated 30-Dec-2010

Gus competed on a Verus in the big opening trial of the year, the Colmore Trophy Trial, organised by the Sutton Coldfield and North Birmingham Clubs. And, gaining full marks, he was awarded a Silver Medal. Gus also won a Gold Medal riding the same machine in the following Victory Trophy Trial. [Cyril May]

The 1921 BSA TT team in their distinctive regalia
The 1921 TT BSA Team. Gus is third from the right, leaning on a walking stick!
Photo from the Gus Kuhn archive

At the Senior TT BSA's team of six riders, plus a reserve, included frame designer Harold Poole and chief road tester Albert Wood. One of those recruited from outside the factory was Gus Kuhn. Early in the practice period, Kuhn collided with Wood and was sidelined by an ankle injury. [Thanks to Mick Duckworth for this information]
[See then scroll about two thirds down the page for an interesting article on BSA's ill-fated 1921 TT entry]

The Levis brochure tells us that in 1921 "Mr. Gus Kuhn, in the Birmingham Club's Lycett Trophy run to Land's End, tied for the trophy, and his machine was the only lightweight to climb Porlock and Lynton Hills."

As yet, there is little other information about Gus's activities in 1921 beyond Cyril May's detailed article: LAND'S END - A CLASSIC: including the 1921 London-Land's End, Colmore & Victory Trials and the 1922 Colmore Trial etc.