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One of the great pleasures working on this site is the occaisional random searches that turn up an ISDT hero when least expected. Following a hunch looking for a BMW video i stumbled on a Motorcycle Road Safety Film created by the Liverpool motorcycle dealers ‘Victor Horsmans’ being familiar with the streets of Liverpool but far too young to recall what they looked like in 1955, my curiosity got the better of me. After seeing a few very familiar landmarks the film introduced the characters taking part including the early 50’s ISDT hero Eric Wilson, who’s son recently found his way to our pages. Eric won a gold in the 1951 Italian ISDT on a 500 Norton staying clean all week, his name does not appear in our results of 1947, 1952 or 1955 so we will dig through our other records to find where the second ISDT Gold, that the film mentions, was won. Early on there is also an interesting footage of typical ISDT type going in one of the atmosphere clips the film uses to establish to the viewer the diversity of motorcycling. Feel free to add your own recollections or thoughts on this video by adding comments below.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUxRmDHeE44]