LA COUPE VAN MALDEGHEM
WRITTEN BY JOS VAN IMPE
During the Second World War, a clandestine motocross competition was organized under the name “La Coupe Van Maldeghem”. Although little has been published about this competition, which had only four editions between 1940 and 1943 and one in 1947, author Jos Van Impe pieced together the story behind it using newspaper articles, archive material and oral testimonials into a richly documented and illustrated sports book. Pierre Van Maldeghem, after whom the “Coupe” was named, was an avid motorcyclist, member of AMC Forestoise and Secretary General of the Belgian Motor Association (BMB). He was active as a motorcyclist in regularity competitions, motocross and trials. As a lieutenant in the Belgian army after the German invasion in 1940, he died of his wounds.
Deel I : Beknopte biografie van Pierre Van Maldeghem
1934 – 1935 – 1936 – 1937 – 1938 – 1939 – 1940
Deel II : La Coupe Van Maldeghem
1944 De bevrijding van België
Deel III : Periode 1945-1946
Deel IV : 1947 La Coupe Van Maldeghem te Ohain
Deel V : 1948 Trial Dokter Lamborelle te Ohain
Deel VI : Thiéry Van Maldeghem
Deel VII : Illustraties
The book is new, hard cover 207 pages, Dutch text.