We have been diligently, with the help of many supporters, pulling together the images of the ISDT in a hope to protect the history of the event and convey how the changing century imposed its standards on the attire, machines and attitudes of those riding. However our most frequent request from readers is to see copies of historic results looking for the names of family members, history of bikes or other studies of the riders and venues for the events. I made an appeal to our faithful supporters to help to bring together the results of the event as it seems many national governing bodies no longer hold these in their archives.
Thanks to the efforts of our secret agent in Germany, the FIM itself has stepped in and has scanned and provided all the remaining copies of Final Results and Stewards Reports they hold. The collection is substantially complete and and we will be releasing these as pdf files, hopefully with some analysis of the material they contain on the event pages. Speedtracktales wishes to thank Marc Pétrier of FIM Information Resources who has facilitated the scanning of the FIM archive of ISDT results material and is allowing us to make it available here as a public service. You will be able to download a copy of the original Results and Stewards Report.
We currently have available 1929 to 1969 and for those years we now hold they can be found at the bottom of the pages for each years event.
I am worried though that not only are a number of years missing but some very important one to the UK. In particular the ISDT’s of 1949, 1954 held in Wales and the 1953 event in Czechoslovakia which was the last year Great Britain won the International Trophy. These results should stil lbe help in private collections and we would welcome anybody able to let us copy them so that the public collection is complete and we can offer copies to the FIM for its own archive. Other years missing are 1936 Germany, 1948 Italy, 1958 W.Germany.
If you have any other official programmes from any year or results pre 1929 you are able to scan and send onto to me, speedtracktales would be undoubtedly grateful and a better resource for it.