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Erwin Jelinek was a very active photographer throughout the heyday of the ISDT both well respected and taking a prominant roll in the press corp at any event. With a copious quantity of material when he passed away he bequethed his collection to Public Archive. Subsequently the images found their way into an online archive dedicated to Motorsport

Photo - Erwin Jelinek (© Technisches Museum Wien)

Photo – Erwin Jelinek (© Technisches Museum Wien)

Erwin Josef Jelinek
( 12.02.1907 Braunsdorf in the municipality of Sitzendorf an der Schmida , NE – 15.10.1989 Hofkirchen an der Trattnach , Upper Austria)

Erwin Jelinek’s interest in photography was sparked by his physics teacher in the College of Education in Vienna. During his training as a primary school teacher, he began photographing as an amateur. Already in the 1920s , he joined a photo club. 1928 self-taught he entered an Agfa European photo competition Agfa winning first prize.
1929 bought a Puch 250 TF Jelinek with a sleek Felber sidecar, where later his wife Gertrude accompanied him to the racing events .
After the Second World War, he was a professional press photographer and focused, as well as his colleague Artur Fenzlau, on the booming reconstruction in motorsport. He was a staff photographer of the magazine “Motorrad“. His studio was located on the 2nd Czerninplatz District of Vienna. Erwin Jelinek moved in 1972 from Vienna to Hofkirchen at the Trattnach in Upper Austria , where he died on October 15, 1989.

In contrast to the photographic Estate Artur Fenzlaus the work of Erwin Jelinek includes only photographs from 1949 until 1977. From Jelinek’s written documents it is known that his early photographs were destroyed during the occupation.

The above text was translated from material at www.technischesmuseum.at

Image - Studio stamp Erwin Jelinek (Speedtracktales Archive)

Image – Studio stamp Erwin Jelinek (Speedtracktales collection)

Below are a selection of ‘Atmosphere’ Images taken at the 1960 ISDT in his home country of Austria. These images both provide an in-site into the setting of the event as well as some of the riders.

You can see more of Erwin’s images in our blog – ISDT 1960: Erwin Jalenek’s photos of British Entrants.

The entire collection of ISDT images and Publications held by the Techisches Museum, Wien can be found at this URL:

http://www.technischesmuseum.at/motorsport-in-oesterreich/veranstaltung/articleid/1984

the link to the images for 1960 can be found using this link

http://www.technischesmuseum.at/motorsport-in-oesterreich/veranstaltung/articleid/2135

Photo - #283 Sebastian Nachtmann, West German Trophy team with gleaming works BMW - Bad Aussee Austria © Erwin Jelinek/Technisches

Photo – #283 Sebastian Nachtmann, West German Trophy team with gleaming works BMW – Bad Aussee Austria © Erwin Jelinek/Technisches Museum Wien)

Photo - #94 Austrian Horst Leizner on Puch 175 , later to become on of the greatest designer and developer of Off Road technology after moving to the USA - Bad Aussee Austria © Erwin Jelinek/Technisches

Photo – #94 Austrian Horst Leizner on Puch 175 , later to become on of the greatest designer and developer of Off Road technology after moving to the USA – Bad Aussee Austria © Erwin Jelinek/Technisches Museum Wien)

Photo - #unknown rider tries celebratory kiss of mudguard after escaping notorious bog -Bad Aussee Austria © Erwin Jelinek/Technisches

Photo – #unknown rider tries celebratory kiss of mudguard after escaping notorious bog -Bad Aussee Austria © Erwin Jelinek/Technisches Museum Wien)

Photo - #280 Rudolf Höring, West German  with BMW - note the amazing bmx style handlebars - Bad Aussee Austria © Erwin Jelinek/Technisches

Photo – #280 Rudolf Höring, West German with BMW – note the amazing bmx style handlebars – Bad Aussee Austria © Erwin Jelinek/Technisches Museum Wien)

Photo - #unknown scooter rider takes on necessary recovery lotion looking like a tin of Red Bull - Bad Aussee Austria © Erwin Jelinek/Technisches

Photo – #unknown scooter rider takes on necessary recovery lotion looking like a tin of Red Bull – Bad Aussee Austria © Erwin Jelinek/Technisches Museum Wien)

Photo - #168 later famed for his skills on a BMW the giant shape of Herbert Schek of West Germany and his Puch 250 - Bad Aussee Austria © Erwin Jelinek/Technisches

Photo – #168 later famed for his skills on a BMW the giant shape of Herbert Schek of West Germany and his Puch 250 – Bad Aussee Austria © Erwin Jelinek/Technisches Museum Wien)

Photo - #169 Haus Leitner Puch 250 receives grateful assistance from fellow Austrians on one of the many impossible / impassable climbs of the event that relied on volunteers to help the riders proceed - Bad Aussee Austria © Erwin Jelinek/Technisches

Photo – #169 Haus Leitner Puch 250 receives grateful assistance from fellow Austrians on one of the many impossible / impassable climbs of the event that relied on volunteers to help the riders proceed – Bad Aussee Austria © Erwin Jelinek/Technisches Museum Wien)

Photo - #187 Walter Axthelm a loan US rider struggles unaided , in 1964 the cavalry arrived in the form of a Vase Team from the USA led by Steve McQueen - Bad Aussee Austria © Erwin Jelinek/Technisches

Photo – #187 Walter Axthelm a loan US rider struggles unaided , in 1964 the cavalry arrived in the form of a Vase Team from the USA led by Steve McQueen – Bad Aussee Austria © Erwin Jelinek/Technisches Museum Wien)

Photo - #143? R Boom of Netherlands all barboured up top and trousers with his snap bag over his shoulder gingerly legs his way up what for many was an impossible climb - Bad Aussee Austria © Erwin Jelinek/Technisches

Photo – #143? R Boom of Netherlands all barboured up top and trousers with his snap bag over his shoulder gingerly legs his way up what for many was an impossible climb – Bad Aussee Austria © Erwin Jelinek/Technisches Museum Wien)

Photo - A brace of surviving Scooterists all took to the speed test wearing ties... - Bad Aussee Austria © Erwin Jelinek/Technisches

Photo – A brace of surviving Scooterists all took to the speed test wearing ties… – Bad Aussee Austria © Erwin Jelinek/Technisches Museum Wien)

Photo - Some of the German Riders with the BMW's fitted with a cross between BMX and Chopper handlebars - Bad Aussee Austria © Erwin Jelinek/Technisches

Photo – Some of the German Riders with the BMW’s fitted with a cross between BMX and Chopper handlebars – Bad Aussee Austria © Erwin Jelinek/Technisches Museum Wien)

Photo - #283 Sebastian Nachtmann, West German Trophy team with gleaming works BMW - Bad Aussee Austria © Erwin Jelinek/Technisches

Photo – #283 Sebastian Nachtmann, West German Trophy team with gleaming works BMW – Bad Aussee Austria © Erwin Jelinek/Technisches Museum Wien)

Photo - #285 Austrian Wolfgang Vasold with his Triumph 650 showing the popularity Triumph enjoyed across Europe - Bad Aussee Austria © Erwin Jelinek/Technisches

Photo – #285 Austrian Wolfgang Vasold with his Triumph 650 showing the popularity Triumph enjoyed across Europe – Bad Aussee Austria © Erwin Jelinek/Technisches Museum Wien)

Photo - Some of the German Riders with the BMW's fitted with a cross between BMX and Chopper handlebars - Bad Aussee Austria © Erwin Jelinek/Technisches

Photo – Some of the German Riders with the BMW’s fitted with a cross between BMX and Chopper handlebars – Bad Aussee Austria © Erwin Jelinek/Technisches Museum Wien)

Other Images of the event

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