Hot news – ISDT 1948 Gold Medal rescued from Flea Bay. Unfortunately no information exists as to who the person awarded the medal was.
This list of places along the route was released in an article in ‘the Motor Cycle‘ 19 July 1951.
THE MOTORCYCLE, 19 JULY 1951
International Six Days’ Trial September 18 to 23
Routes for the International Six Days’ Trial have now been issued. The event is to be held in Italy from Tuesday, September 18, to Sunday, September 23, with Varese as the headquarters. On the fourth day, the Friday, there will be a night run, just over 100 miles in length. Total mileage of the route will be approximately 1,220 plus the high-speed test, which will be at Monza autodrome.
Thus read the article headline for the report on the ISDT 1951 that appeared in the 27th September edition of ‘the Motor Cycle‘ for 1951.
The article can be read in full via our online library of vintage magazine articles held at issuu.com here
Fifteenth Success for British Teams in the Trophy Contest: Netherlands Team Wins Silver Vase on Speed Test: An event of Varying Severity in Northern Italy
The issue’s Editorial read
ONCE more a British team has won the International Six Days’ Trial. This success brings the number of British wins to 15 of the total of 26 Trials that have been held. The British quintet completed the six-day course of some 1,200 road miles and the final hour’s speedtest without loss of marks to beat the Austrian team by one mark. Although there were only three teams competing for the International Trophy – the third was Italy – the lustre of the success is not diminished, since no team could have done better.
Recently noticed in the last few months a new collection of very old Photos started coming up in Google Searches although they appear to have existed since at least 2012. A number of the photos I have seen before in the pages of British Motor Cycling Magazines and these look like scans off glass plates or negatives so I am going to presume the Mortons Archive are using this site as another agency to sell it’s images. No doubt those of you looking for publish quality images for your ISDT / Vintage publications will find this a helpful resource for rights managed images as it appears a lot better than Morton’s own online gallery:
This blog was generated direct off the page but does not appear to share the image but just the key worlds which were for an interwar image taken on the Großglockner. The numbers of images available seem very impressive. The standard ISDT search found 519 images. I was able to create a URL to display the watermarked image here from the gallery page.
Thanking our many many visitors in 2013 and especially those getting in contact to share their own personal and family memories of the ISDT and the riders. We stil lhave lots more to rediscover and save for the event and are reliant on your support. Coming soon will be a bumper posting of images of the ISDT in Wales recovered from back issues of Das Motorrad recently acquired for the web archive.
The following article about the ISDT 1951 appeared in the 4th October 1951 issue of ‘the Motor Cycle‘ and in which George asks a number of questions about the venue for the event, the future of the event and the British teams future tactical challenges, and introduces some great new British Talent:
A Backward Glance at the 26th International Six Days’ Trial – and a Thought for the Future.
By GEORGE WILSON
“The story of the Royal Enfield in the International Six Days Trial 1948, 1949,1950, 1951, 1952, 1953” is the title of a palm of a hand sized original publication produced by Royal Enfield in 1953 that recently fell into our hands and is of such great interest we reproduce it here. Royal Enfield, who could boast not only great bikes but a factory team that contained some of the sports greatest factory riders of the time including Vic and Johnny Brittain as well as Jack Stocker show how their successful domination of the results sheet at the ISDT meant the commute to work was going to be a lot more successful on a Royal Enfield than it might be on a lesser qualified motor cycle.
When I restarted Taff’s site, all I had to begin with was a website copied to a harddisk drive that I had been able to download in its entirety from his old server. Since then I have been greatly helped by Taff and his friends like ‘STB’ and Brian Catt. Between gifts , loans and acquisitions I have been able to get back to the original hard copy material and started to scan to archive these materials so as to enable people to access and view this material at what ever time and place suits their convenience. Below is an image of some of the material I now control that may be one of the most intact archives of the Event even considering the FIM and National Federations material.
We will not be forgetting that as in 2013 we are commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first ISDT held in Carlisle, England that this year Italy will be the host nation for the ISDE this year in Sardinia starting 30 September.
The organisers have kindly posted on line via issuu.com the official programme as a full colour electronic document which not only provides helpful route maps, lists of entrants and teams but a lot of background to past ISDT events with it being the 100th year as well as a complete list up to date of International Trophy / World Trophy winners for every year the event was held.
view the programme here
We are again indebted to our Euro contributor ‘STB’ who has obtained from the FIM the official results for the ISDT of 1974
The above picture is of Jim Hollander as US rider on what looked a futuristic design with Disc brakes, Mag Alloy Wheels, and Automatic Transmission. They even produced 2 wheel drive farm bikes all started by a pull cord like a lawnmower.
You can read the Acrobat PDF version on our report page in the ISDT 1974