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This year the 34th ISDT visits Gottwaldov (Zlin), Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic) 14-19 September 1959
image – cover of official programme 34th ISDT Gottwaldov Czechoslovakia 14 – 19th September 1959
Photo – Image of scanned promotional poster ISDT 1959
We are currently creating content for this section. Much of the material on this page was provided by Journalist & ex Castrol Rep at the ISDT Harro Esmarch, who very kindly allowed us to have the pleasure of viewing part of his collection. Sadly he recently passed away but we are grateful to learn much of his archive had been passed onto our most loyal friend ‘STB’ who helps immensely. So between Harro & “STB” we have the pleasure of the story of another year’s event.
I am also very indebted to Jième Oz who visited our Facebook page and left his link to an amazing website full of great images of all aspects of the 1959 event
Photo of a View of the area & Parc ferme site from the roof of the Moskva Hotel ISDT 1959.
Photo of Hotel Moskva in Background of where machines were prepared by each Team ISDT 1959
Photo of Mototechna service area
Photo of Germany Trophy Team ISDT 1959
Photo of Soviet Union Trophy Team ISDT 1959
Photo – Vase team event winners – Czech Vase A Team #42 Ulrich Hamrsmid 250 Jawa Gold Medal #61 Frantisek Bouska 250 Jawa Gold Medal #83 Frantisek Huffer 250 Jawa Gold medal #233 Vladimir Stepan 350 Jawa Gold medal at ISDT 1959
photo – Vase Competition runners up Czech B Team #122 Stanislav Stastka CZ 175 Gold medal #185 Frantisek Darenby CZ 125 Gold medal #191 Arnost Zemen CZ 125 Gold medal #202 Alois Roucka CZ 125 Gold medal ISDT 1959
Photo of West German #46 Heinz Kittler’s Zundapp 250cc #5 Karl Wessel Sachs Hercules 100 at Scrutineering ISDT 1959
Photo of Start, #158 Zdenek Polanka CZ 175 Czech Trophy Team rider only dropped one point this day! ISDT 1959
Photo – lined up at the start #122 Stanislav Statska CZ 175 Czech Silver Vase ‘B’ Team #121Luben Dakov CZ 175 Bulgarian Silver Vase ‘B’ Team #115 Miroslav Kamaryt CZ 175 #125 Werner Salevsky MZ 175 E German Silver Vase ‘A’ team ISDT 1959
We are indebted again to the assistance of our readers and riders in preparing these memories of this long gone event the following collection of images have been located thanks to the help of Ralph Brown and Colin Moram
Image – scanned copy of Colin Moram’s appointment letter to the British Trophy team ISDT 1959 (Colin Moram collection)
Photo – British Trophy team in Czechoslovakia E Chilton #238 Ken Heanes Triumph 650 #224 Colon Moram AJS 500 #228 Terry Cheshire Royal Enfield 350 #211 Tim Gibbes Matchless 350 #232 Roy King BSA 500 ISDT 1959 (Colin Moram collection)
Photo – #217 ED Chilton Triumph 650 #224 Colin Moram AJS 500 both of British International Trophy Team ISDT 1959 (Colin Moram collection)
Photo – Informal pre event British Trophy Team portrait #217 E Chilton #238 Ken Heanes Triumph 650 #224 Colon Moram AJS 500 #228 Terry Cheshire Royal Enfield 350 #211 Tim Gibbes Matchless 350 #232 Roy King BSA 500 ISDT 1959 (Colin Moram collection)
Photo – Informal pre event British Trophy Team portrait ISDT 1959 (Colin Moram collection)
Photo – British Trophy team with their race face on in Czechoslovakia ISDT 1959 (Colin Moram collection)
Photo – British team with [KBW 223] checking over the paper work ISDT 1959 (Colin Moram collection)
photo – The competitors preparing to restart after a brief stop for lunch ISDT 1959 (Speedtracktales archive)
I am very grateful for a daughter of Hans Deus for providing two images of this ISDT regular from Switzerland who took home a gold medal in 1959
photo – #181 Hans Deus CZ 125 of Switzerland ISDT 1959 (Courtesy Deus Family Collection)
image – #181 ISDT 1959 (Courtesy Deus Family Collection)
We have had a message from Angelica whose father was the Swiss rider Hans Deus who rode on #181 but she has said this is not her father and since she would clearly know better than me I am sorry we have perpetuated this mix up and have removed his reference from our image. Should anyone know who the rider is with Hans Deus’s bike please let us know.
Photo of #224 Colin Moram AJS 500 GB Trophy team Day one Nr Seninka ISDT 1959
Tim Gibbes recollection of this ISDT was a frustrating 1959. Returning back to Europe, this time riding again for AMC 500cc he had tried to race the new lightweight 250cc in World Championship MX – a terrible thing, plus riding all sorts but much more in Europe with a few guest rides on 250 DOT, Greeves, & what ever. He rode the AJS in the ISDT. This was my only DNF, when a lower fork triple clamp broke, so the front of bike basically fell off. Later that year AMC sent him to America for the winter to race promoting bikes in a USA still not familiar with Scrambles or MX as it became known.
Photo of #239 Kaluscha E Germany Trophy MZ 350, #235 Ivanov Soviet Union !Z 350 Silver Vase A ascent Seninka Day 1 ISDT 1959
Photo of #216 Sokolow of Soviet Union on a descent Nr Frydlant day 3. ISDT 1959
Photo of #140 Nobel of Germany also on descent riding Maico 175 Day 3. ISDT 1959
Photo of #5 Wessell Ger, Hercules 100. #7 Schell Ger Hercules 100 #113 Abt Ger DKW 175. Time Check Frydlent Silver Vase riders. ISDT 1959
Photo of #171 Tagli Italy 175 Moto Guzzi day 3. ISDT 1959
Photo of ARN Switzerland Silver Vase 175 Jawa ISDT 1959
Photo of Superb view of Seninka descent ISDT 1959
Photo of another View of the Seninka descent ISDT 1959.
Photo of Upset Day 5 on Bystrica descent ISDT 1959
Photo of #238 Ken Heanes GB on his 650 Triumph
Photo of #179 Tomiska Czech CZ 125 #243 Mills GB AJS 500 ascent day 5 near Bystrica. ISDT 1959
Photo of Glassbrook 250 GB Greeves on Day 5 on ascent near Bystrica ISDT 1959
Photo of #196 Roucka Csech Trophy CZ125 #193 Dotterweich Germany Silver Vase A DKW 125 Ascent Bystrica day 5
Photo of #3 Panarini Italy Silver vase A Capriolo 75 #98 Colin Belgium Silver Vase 250 Jawa Day 5.
Photo of #117 Lesczynski Poland CZ 175 day 5
Photo of Speed test start ISDT 1959
Photo of West Germans #6 Jan Kaselau Sachs Hercules 100 #151 Mathies Studemann Maico 175 Speed Test Day ISDT 1959
Photo of final day Speed test ISDT 1959
Photo of Speed test day Finish ISDT 1959
On the Map!
Course mapping for the event can be seen at this blog page
Image – Colour map for routes of Day 2 and 3 ISDT 1959
Image – ISDT Route Sheet Day 1 ISDT 1959 (Speedtracktales Archive)
Image – ISDT Route Sheet Day 2 ISDT 1959 (Speedtracktales Archive)
Image – ISDT Route Sheet Day 3 ISDT 1959 (Speedtracktales Archive)
Image – ISDT Route Sheet Day 4 ISDT 1959 (Speedtracktales Archive)
Image – ISDT Route Sheet Day 5 ISDT 1959 (Speedtracktales Archive)
Image – ISDT Route Sheet Day 6 ISDT 1959 (Speedtracktales Archive)
Image of scanned results of national performance ISDT 1959
Image of Scanned results for Silver Vase ISDT 1959
Image of scanned results for International Trophy ISDT 1959
Photo of East Germany Trophy Team L-R Dieter Kaluscha, Werner Stiegler,Helmutt Amthor, Helmutt Herrmann, Horst Liebe & Gottfried Pohlan ISDT 1959
Photo of CSR Trophy Winners of 1959 ISDT. L-R #196 Bohslav Roucka, Jaroslav Pudil, Zdenek Polanka, Antonin Matejka, #31 Sasa Klimt & #227 Vladimir Sedina
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 Stewards Report for the 1959 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 souvenirs.
photo – participants award ISDT 1959
The gold medal awarded to #208 Jaroslav Cermak CZ 125 recently was put for sale on eBay
Photo – Gold Medal (Front) ISDT 1959
Photo – Gold Medal J Cermak (rear view) ISDT 1959
Image – scanned US Jawa CZ advert post ISDT 1959
Here is an image slide show of photos taken at the event and posted as a slideshow on Youtube
WE HAVE A FURTHER 12 PICS ALSO WITH TITLES TO ADD!!