ISDT 1955 – Czechoslovakia

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Introduction

30th ISDT Gotwaldov (Zlin) Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic)

Image - Cover of official programme of the 30th ISDT held at Gottwaldov in Czechoslovakia 13 - 18 September (eBay)

Image – Cover of official programme of the 30th ISDT held at Gottwaldov in Czechoslovakia 13 – 18 September (eBay)

If you have a copy of this programme we would always appreciate a scanned copy for our information and hopefully that can be made available via the site for others with an interest in the event.

HELLO!!!!!!!!!! its looking a bit sparse here, I know the cold war was in full effect in 1955 but somebody must have something to say about it or some pictures… SOS please help find our content!

photo - JV Brittain )346cc Royal Enfield) British Trophy Teamster momentarily looses control on mud ISDT 1955 (Speedtracktales archive)

photo – #227 J V Brittain (346cc Royal Enfield) British Trophy Teamster momentarily looses control on mud ISDT 1955 (Speedtracktales archive)

photo - #90 Ludovic Szabo Jawa CZ 150 Romania Gold Medal ISDT 1955 (©V Heckel)

photo – #90 Ludovic Szabo Jawa CZ 150 Romania Gold Medal ISDT 1955 (©V Heckel)

photo - Service area ISDT 1955 (©V Heckel)

photo – Service area ISDT 1955 (©V Heckel)

photo - #122 Manfred Frey 247 NSU Germany  Gold Medal  #115 Antonin Matejka 250 Jawa Czechoslovakia Gold #127 Jaromir Cizek Jawa 248 Czechoslovakia Silver Medal ISDT 1955 (©V Heckel)

photo – #122 Manfred Frey 247 NSU Germany Gold Medal #115 Antonin Matejka 250 Jawa Czechoslovakia Gold #127 Jaromir Cizek Jawa 248 Czechoslovakia Silver Medal ISDT 1955 (©V Heckel)

photo - a group of riders with Jawa Motorcycles in work area ISDT 1955 (©V Heckel)

photo – a group of riders with Jawa Motorcycles in work area ISDT 1955 (©V Heckel)

photo - #131 Ivo Abraham 250 Jawa Czechoslovakia Gold Medal#202 Jan Paluch 248 Jawa Poland Gold Medal #166 Oldrich Hamrsmid Jawa 250 Czechoslovakia Gold medal ISDT 1955 (©V Heckel)

photo – #131 Ivo Abraham 250 Jawa Czechoslovakia Gold Medal#202 Jan Paluch 248 Jawa Poland Gold Medal #166 Oldrich Hamrsmid Jawa 250 Czechoslovakia Gold medal ISDT 1955 (©V Heckel)

photo - un-named rider works on engine in work area ISDT 1955 (©V Heckel)

photo – un-named rider works on engine in work area ISDT 1955 (©V Heckel)

photo - #127 Jaromir Cizek 248 Jawa Czechoslovakia Silver medal ISDT 1955 (©V Heckel)

photo – #127 Jaromir Cizek 248 Jawa Czechoslovakia Silver medal ISDT 1955 (©V Heckel)

photo - #127 Jaromir Cizek 248 Jawa Czechoslovakia Silver medal ISDT 1955 (©V Heckel)

photo – #127 Jaromir Cizek 248 Jawa Czechoslovakia Silver medal ISDT 1955 (©V Heckel)

photo - #212 Josef Brabec Jawa 250 Czechoslovakia Gold medal #142 Per Oppegard 248 NV Holland Rtd Day 2 #192 Jaromir Holy 250 Jawa Czechoslovakia Silver Medal #127 Jaromir Cizek 248 Jawa Czechoslovakia in work area ISDT 1955 (©V Heckel)

photo – #212 Josef Brabec Jawa 250 Czechoslovakia Gold medal #142 Per Oppegard 248 NV Holland Rtd Day 2 #192 Jaromir Holy 250 Jawa Czechoslovakia Silver Medal #127 Jaromir Cizek 248 Jawa Czechoslovakia in work area ISDT 1955 (©V Heckel)

The Final Score: Results

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. Download a copy of the original Results and Stewards Report at the link below.

Download this file as a pdf

Download Stewards Report for the 1955 ISDT here

We are currently creating content for this section. In order to be able to keep up with our high standards of service, we need a little more time. Please stop by again. Thank you for your interest!

Artefacts and Collectibles

image - poster for ISDT 1955

image – poster for ISDT 1955

First day cover of stamps issued to commemorate the ISDT 1955 (image courtesy eBay)

First day cover of stamps issued to commemorate the ISDT 1955 (image courtesy eBay)

Where are they now?

A Bonham’s auction in June 2013 had the Royal Enfield Meteor Trial sidecar of Brian Nash, a CSMA team rider from Britain in the 1955 ISDT

Photo - 1953 Royal Enfield 700cc Meteor Trials Combination Brian Nash rode in the ISDT 1955

Photo – 1953 Royal Enfield 700cc Meteor Trials Combination Brian Nash rode in the ISDT 1955

more from the catalogue can be read here

Photo of Gordon Jackson’s Works AJS 500 ridden in the 1955 ISDT

Here is a write up on the history of this bike and the story of AJS works rider Gordon Jacksons appearance in the ISDT of 1955

6 thoughts on “ISDT 1955 – Czechoslovakia”

  1. Patrick Horton said:

    I own Hugh Viney’s 1955 ISDT AJS. He never got to compete in the 1955 event as he was knocked off the bike in Earls Court on the way to a selection meeting. It left him with a broken leg and a vacancy in the British team that was taken up by Gordon Jackson.

    • iPø∂i$†å said:

      That was bad luck for Hugh but our good luck the machine survives. Would you be able to share any photos of the bike. Is it still in six day trim or was it later civilised for road use. I am guessing you and the bike are not in the UK so it’s great that you said hello.

      • Patrick Horton said:

        Last weekend I went to visit the current owner of Les Sheehan’s 1954 AJS ISDT twin which is still in near-original condition. I had my 1955 machine with me and I have a photograph of both which I’d put up here but I can’t see a way to attach a photo to this comment. After seeing the owner I also went to visit Les Sheehan who lives nearby. There can’t be many ISDT riders of the ’50s left.

        When Viney got knocked off his bike it was returned to the factory and sold to someone Jock West knew. The special bits were taken off and presumably put on the replacement bike ridden by Gordon Jackson. So bits of the bike photographed above originally belonged on my bike. Could I ask for them back??!!!!

      • iPø∂i$†å said:

        email on its way

  2. Tim Maring said:

    I am owner of 1955 Jawa ISDT engine # SS55300013

  3. Maicosammler said:

    Another survivor is Ernst Deike’s Maico 175

    –> http://www.classic-motorrad.de/galerie/displayimage.php?pid=30401

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