ISDT 1923 – Sweden & Norway

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Introduction

The ISDT of 1923 was held in Stockholm, Sweden

Scanned image of event results from ‘Le Moteur’ magazine ISDT 1923

There is an interesting report on the 1923 edition of the ISDT on the FIM’s own website here

http://www.fim-live.com/en/sport/vintage/vintage-news-detail/article/1304497797-international-six-days-trial/

I have been able to locate a copy of the Derby Daily Telegraph of the 22 August 1923 which sadly is too poor a quality to reproduce but it reports that CL Vaumund on a Triumph in the 500cc class had the highest number of points that gave him premier position

I will be forever endebted to one of our German supporters who’s regular mailings provide lots of great images including all of the following images.

Photo: more information soon

Photo: Excelsior Fabrikteam #60 Forsing #61 Andersson # Petter

Photo of English Trophy Team at ISDT 1923

Photo of English Trophy Team #17 T de la Hay Sunbeam [DA2975] #79 T Giles AJS [AA 3010] #3 B Kershaw New Imperial [OE 250] at ISDT 1923

Photo of British Trophy Team Rider T Bert Kershaw New Imperial ISDT 1923

Photo of British Trophy Team rider T De la Hay on Sunbeam ISDT 1923

Photo of British Trophy team rider #79 T Giles on an AJS at the Start ISDT 1923

Photo of British Sidecar Outfit #79 T Giles on his AJS ISDT 1923

Photo Sidecar Outfit rider Gex Schweiz ISDT 1923

Photo of Day 6 ISDT 1923

Photo of motorcycles in Parc Ferme at ISDT 1923

Photo of Harley Davidson team F E Larsson, G Westerberg, E Westerberg at ISDT 1923

Photo of Start for event at the Olympic Stadium Stockholm with #48 Erik Westerberg 1st Day

Photo of start for the event at the Olympic Stadium Stockholm at ISDT 1923

I have been thankful for the generosity of so many people who are strangers in providing material to make this record a truly authentic history seen through the eyes of those who were there as much as from historic records. This is increasingly difficult with any event before the second world war and nearer impossible for the earlier events and we have to be grateful for anyone with the foresight and wisdom to save this material and to pass it on. I am especially grateful for the assistance of Scandanavian reader Sverre Gerber of http://AmericanMotorcyclesNorway.blogspot.com who has kindly sent two images of the 1923 event which are placed below and which are amongst the best I have seen for the time.

Photo of #39 Kindberg and his Wanderer at the start ISDT 1923 (Photo courtesy of Sverre Gerber)

Photo of # Christinus Vaumund from Norway on his beloved Triumph 500cc as reported in the Derby Dail Telegraph to be in the lead on 22 Aug ISDT 1923 (Photo courtesy of Sverre Gerber)

The above picture is from Christinus own albums covering both the 1923 and the 24 ISDT where he participated. I can only hope more of those images can be released for further enjoyment of ISDT historians and enthusiasts

Photo of Here is Christinus brother #55 Ernst Vaumund & his Harley Davidson, one of Norways hardest riders through the twenties, working with Sorensen & Balchen the Norwegian Harley importer, ISDT 1923 (Photo courtesy of Sverre Gerber)

Yet more from images from Sverre for this ISDT. The story of how he has traced down many of the families of the local riders of this ISDT is quite an inspiration and I will hopefully shortly publish an interview with Sverre who will be recalling the massive task he has elected to do to recover the lost history of the event.

Photo: Knut did very well in the 1000cc class, according to relatives he held the lead throughout the rally, except from one heat where he lost control and got a head injury as well as a broken arm.
He refused to let it stop him and escaped the hospital to find his team mates had got his bike back together and continued the remaining heats with great success. ISDT 1923

Photo: Knut Espedal rode his Harley Davidson 61″ (1000cc) in a team with 3 other Harley riders, Oscar Wiger, Ernst Vaumund, and Eric Mathiesen as well as one Indian run by Bjarne Wisth.

Image of scanned list of entrants by class to the ISDT 1923

On the Map

Our ever resourceful spy ‘SFB’ we now have a map of the route for the ISDT 1923.

Image of scanned map with the route through Southern Sweden of the ISDT 1923

Day 1 route map

Image of Course Map Day 1 pt 1

Image of Course Map Day 1 Stockholm to Västeras ISDT 1923

day 1 pt 2

Image of Course Map Day 1 Västeras to Råttvik ISDT 1923

Day 2 route map

day 2 pt 1

Image of Course Map Day 2 Råttvik to Floda ISDT 1923

Day 2 part 2

Image of Course Map Day 2 Floda to Karlstad ISDT 1923

Day 3 route map

Day 3 Pt 1

Image of Course Map Day 3 Karlstad to Charlottenberg ISDT 1923

Day 3 pt 2

Image of Course Map Day 3 Charlottenberg to Kristiania ISDT 1923

Day 4 route map

Day 4 pt 1

Image of Course Map Day 4 Kristiania to Fredrickshald ISDT 1923

Day 4 part 2

Image of Course Map Day 4 Fredrickshald to Göteborg ISDT 1923

Day 5 route map

day 5 part 1

Image of Course Map Day 5 Göteborg to Jönköping ISDT 1923

day 5 part 2

Image of Course Map Day 5 Jönköping to Norrköping ISDT 1923

Day 6 route map

Day 6 part 1

Image of Course Map Day 6 Norrköping to Eskilstuna ISDT 1923

Day 6 part 2

Image of Course Map Day 6 Eskilstuna to Stockholm ISDT 1923

Phew that’s a long way.. I went from Stockholm to Are once, it took a lifetime

The Final Score: Results

Super Historian of the ISDT ‘STB’ has not been quiet over Xmas 2012 and has kindly contributed the following material for the results of this event. 

Image - list of translated useful ISDT phrases - Swedish

Image – list of translated useful ISDT phrases – Swedish

scanned competitor time scores ISDT 1923

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Image – Scanned competitors results by day #1 – 47 ISDT 1923

competitors results by day #48 - 94 ISDT 1923

Image – scanned competitors results by day #48 – 94 ISDT 1923

scanned results by team ISDT 1923

Image – scanned results by team ISDT 1923

results by class ISDT 1923

Image – scanned results by class ISDT 1923

results ISDT 1923

Image – scanned results ISDT 1923

results - rider summary ISDT 1923

Image – scanned results – rider #1 – #47 summary ISDT 1923

results - rider summary ISDT 1923

Image – scanned results – rider #48 – #94 summary ISDT 1923

Collectibles and Artefacts

Photo - Silver Cigarette case awarded ISDT 1923 (Courtesy Kershaw Family Collection)

Photo – Silver Cigarette case awarded ISDT 1923 (Courtesy Kershaw Family Collection)

Thanks to Bill Kershaw for providing this photo of the large silver plated Cigarette case awarded to Bert Kershaw #3 for best performance.

3 thoughts on “ISDT 1923 – Sweden & Norway”

  1. Sverre Gerber said:

    Hi there, great post on the 1923 ISDT. Tried to contact you by e-mail before, didnt get any reply still.
    Have lots of photos and some written on this event.
    Regards
    Sverre Gerber
    http://AmericanMotorcyclesNorway.blogspot.com

  2. Here is one picture of start no. 39 Kindberg and his Wanderer;

    I just love those photos.

  3. Here is Christinus brother Ernst Vaumund, one of Norways hardest riders through the twenties, working with Sorensen & Balchen the Norwegian Harley import, off course Ernst would ride a Harley!

    OK for now, enjoy:-)

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