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The 35th ISDT was held this year back in Austria at Bad Aussee 19 – 24th September 1960
Image of scanned poster 35th ISDT 1960
Image of scanned cover of official program of 35th ISDT 1960
Click on the image above or here to view an online copy of the programme provided by the Technical Museum Vienna via issuu
PDF Copy of the official results of the event OfficialResults_ISDT1960
On the Map!
Thanks to STB for scanning this original competitors route map
Image – scanned cover and key to route map days 1-3 ISDT 1960 (Courtesy Harro Esmarch Collection)
Image – scanned route map days 1-3 ISDT 1960 (Courtesy Harro Esmarch Collection)
Image – scanned cover and key to route map days 4-6 ISDT 1960 (Courtesy Harro Esmarch Collection)
Image – scanned route map days 4-6 ISDT 1960 (Courtesy Harro Esmarch Collection)
[For this page a aig thanks going out to ex Castrol Rep. plus Journalist at ISDT events Harro Esmarch & “STB” without whom a huge amount of this Archive would not even have been traceable!! THANKS.]
photo – Trophy winners Austria, from left Koeberl, Behrendt, Manager Scholgar, Leitner, Dornauer, Kleinschuster, Stulberger, one heck of an achievement.
Images – scanned news feature showing results of Trophy and Silver Vase events
What the Papers said!
‘Motor Cycling with Scooter Weekly‘ covered the event in its issues of 22 and 29th September 1960 with a feature article on the event written by Ken Heanes in the issue of 6 October 1960. We will be producing a feature on the event based on these issues and other magazines as we acquire access to copies.
Alas there appears to be a slight conflict between WordPress and Issuu with the latters embedded reader not being allowed to work by WordPress and Issuu not freely releasing the code any longer which can be used to prepare a workaround. For the moment until a fix is discovered the only solution is to visit the link to the issue provided below:
29 September 1960 – Speedtracktales issuu.com library
Image – scanned cover of Motor Cycling and Scooter News’ 29th September 1960
Photo – Typical of sections which led to white hhot dissensions and a result which satisfied only the winners. Here, in the Zir Bitz / Kogel area, on thursday. #199 O. Traxel (Hercules) stops broadside fetching off fellow German #113 J. Wenz (Hercules). Downhill, #112 T Bakker of Holland (CZ) wisely halts. ISDT 1960
Photo Unfair to small-wheeled vehicles! #63 Alan Kimber (left) and #60 Roy King manhandle their Lambrettas out of footboard deep ruts at Prebersee ISDT 1960
Photo Czechoslovakia’s #96 Z. Polanka (CZ) leads German rider J. Abt (DKW) through a stream bed in the same area. ISDT 1960
Photo – Streatham clubman #207 Alan Towell foots through a Tuesday hazard with his Ariel Arrow; behind him, #209 Fritz Kopp, of West Germany, appears to be examining his NSU for water in the works ISDT 1960
Photo – Bend-swinging his Triumph through Altaussee on the Wednesday, Ken Heanes drops a precautionary foot as the back wheel steps out ISDT 1960
Photo – Stuck on the Stein Pass! #272 R Hvezda of Czechoslovakia mends a front tyre puncture on his Jawa while Britain’s Trophyman #279 Colin Moram (AJS) presses on. ISDT 1960
Photo – The still waters of a roadside lake frame the hasty rivals – #266 Peter Fletcher, British Trophy Teamster whose Royal Enfiled leads Poland’s S Frantisek on his Junak ISDT 1960
Photo – The winning Austrian Trophy team. All Puch mounted, they are KH Behrendt, H Leitner, E Dornauer, J. Kleinschuster, R Koberl and S. Stuhlberger and Team Manager Scholgor. ISDT 1960
Photo – #279 Colin Moram 497cc AJS [NJB 356] #282 Eric Chilton 648cc Triumph both of the British Trophy Team stayed clean all week and each collected a Gold medal ISDT 1960 (Colin Moram collection)
Photo – #16 Fausto Vergano 98cc Gilera Italy ‘B’ Silver Vase team Gold medal #17 Karl Wessel 97cc Hercules West Germany Silver medal #18 Vaclav Vlk 100cc CZ Czechoslovakia Gold Medal ISDT 1960
Photo- #16 Fausto Vergano 98cc Gilera Italy ‘B’ Silver Vase team throttle wide open ISDT 1960
Photo – #54 Jolao Strenghetto 125cc Capriolo of Italy Trophy Team ISDT 1960
Photo – #57 Gianfranco Spiga 124cc Gilera Italy Silver Vase team ISDT 1960
Photo – #65 Luigi Gorini 125cc Gilera Italy ‘B’ Silver Vase team and Gold Medal winner on day 5 ISDT 1960
Photo – #194 Pietro Carissoni (Moto Guzzi 235) Italy ‘A’ Silver Vase team rider and Gold Medal winner ISDT 1960
Photo – Soviet Union Rider #213 Vasev on a 250 Isch machine Day 1 ISDT 1960.
Photo – #215 Heuer DDR Silver Vase Team B MZ 250 Day 1 ISDT 1960.
Photo – Oswald Dittricht GER Kreidler 50 Day 2 ISDT 1960.
Photo – Britain’s #60 G King Day 2 on a 175 Lambretta! ISDT 1960
Photo of Switzerland’s Haller on a 50 Kreidler on day 2 ISDT 1960.
Photo of Austrian Military Team rider.
Photo of #136 Miettinen SF flinging a 250 JAWA along on day 2 ISDT 1960
Photo of #25 Lorenz Mueller Germany on his Hercules 100 on day 2 ISDT 1960.
Photo of #206 Lorenz Specht GER Silver Vase ‘B’ with Zundapp 250 Day 2 ISDT 1960.
Photo of #207 Towell of GB on Ariel Arrow 250 2 Stroke Twin Day 2 ISDT 1960.
Photo of #251 Volker Von Zitzewitz of Germany Trophy Team on 227 Maico on Day 2 ISDT 1960.
Photo of #156 Bock DDR Silver Vase A Team SIMSON 250 Day 2 ISDT 1960.
Photo of #45 Van Ommerman, Netherlands with a HONDA 125.
An omen if I ever saw one eventually Japanese 2 strokes then 4 strokes will eventually dominate the ISDE with many of the established European and British Marques vanishing
Photo of A Steyr-Puch Haflinger 4 wheel drive machine!!
An amazing vehicle the Mid Wales Trail Riders Assoc eventually owned 3 of these which it used for setting out and organising many of Wales’s great Enduro events
Photo of Mr Jellifier the BING Carburetter expert. ISDT 1960
Photo of #257 Wilke, DDR Simson 350 Silver Vase Team Day 2 ISDT 1960.
Photo of #221 Aufreiter, Austria? 250 JAWA Day 2. ISDT 1960
Photo of Behrendt Austria 250 Puch, Trophy Team ISDT 1960.
Photo of #286 Brit. Ken Heanes on that 650 TR Triumph in the Trophy Team ISDT 1960.
Photo of POLAND & their WFM OSA Scooter ISDT 1960.
Photo of the long, tall, BMW Regular, #283 Sebastian Nachtmann GER Silver Vase B Team on Day 4 ISDT 1960.
Photo of #92 Czechoslovak PUDIL Trophy Teamster on CZ175 day 4 ISDT 1960.
Photo of Britain’s #60 G King with 175 Lambretta still slogging it at day 4 stages.
Photo of Britain’s #282 Chilton 650 Triumph appearing to be towed by bystanders up a climb on Day 4 ISDT 1960.
Photo of #65 Gorini of Italy on Day 5 , Silver Vase B Team 125 Gilera ISDT 1960.
Photo of speed test stylist #283 Sebastian Nachtmann of the Silver Vase Team B on his 600 BMW ISDT 1960.
Photo of Bad Aussee Parc ferme ISDT 1960.
Photo of DDR’s #190 Frankenstein MZ 175 in Silver Vase Team, in Day 6 Speed Test.
Photo of the Line up for Day 6 Speed test, wonderful pic ISDT 1960
Photo – final speed test at Zeltweg ISDT 1960
Photo of BOSCH Rendiennst! get your sparks fixed here!!!
Photo of #273 Tim Gibbes, a great trier from ‘Down under’, variety of machines ridden & the best nursed out of them too ISDT 1960.
Photo of Gottfried Pohlan DDR Silver Vase B Team with his Simson ISDT 1960.
Photo of Star man #187 Axthelm first Day ISDT 1960
photo – #86 Herbert Huber of Austria (175cc CZ) of the Austrian ‘B’ Silver Vase team ISDT 1960 (Speedtracktales archive)
photo – Brian Bonny (350cc Royal Enfield) on the Cross Country Test ISDT (Speedtracktales archive)
photo – British Trophy teamster, Tim Gibbs (497cc Matchless) hurries past a logging camp ISDT 1960 (Speedtracktales archive)
photo – #4 Roberto Azzalini of Italy (75cc Capriolo) of the Capriolo Factory Team leads compatriot #2 Giuseppe Panarari (75cc Capriolo) of Italy’s ‘A’ Silver vase team who finished 5th ISDT 1960 (Speedtracktales archive)
Internationale Sechstagefahrt 1960
The Technical museum has an excellent review of the 1960 event with photos here
This scanned copy of a free supplement in Motor Cycling of the highlights of the Autumns events in 1960 was found on the VeloBanjoGent blog to who we are endebted for sharing it with the world.
Image of #60 Roy King #63 Alan Kimber on Lambrettas
Photo of #192 SSM M G Edwards of the British Army ‘A’ Team passing a GB reg Morris Minor on the Gross Glockner, Europe’s highest road pass, on the first day. The team were 2nd in the Military class ISDT 1961
Motorcyclists passing through scenic Austrian Village ISDT 1960
Photo of #113 J Wenz 175 Hercules impaled on #199 Oskar Traxel’s Hercules both of West Germany blocking #112 Ton Bakker 175 CZ from Holland ISDT 1960
Photo of #207 Alan Towell on Ariel Arrow the Streatham clubman struggles passed sinking #209 Fritz Kopp of West Germany who tries to keep his NSU afloat
Photo of #201 Triss Sharp of the British ‘Privateer’ Trophy Team on his Greeves 250 in the final speed test. The British team managed to collect 4th ISDT 1960
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 1960 ISDT here
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Artefacts and Collectibles
image – Dutch rider Ton Bakker’s Gold Medal ISDT 1960
image – Ton Bakker’s Gold Medal (rear) ISDT 1960
Where are they now?
Tells us about what happened to any riders or bikes that were in this event since 1960.
Photo of Walt Axthelm with his Jawa talking to officials ISDT 1960
Walt was one of the first Americans to ride in the ISDT and despite support from the Jawa factory the bike seized on the first day and despite all of the eastern european sporting ingenuity they failed to get it restarted and Walt retired on the first day. He later became a well kown regional MX champion in the US and today can be found in Colorado racing veteran cycle racing where he is again king of the hill. A fuller biog of Walt can be found here.
Photo of Walt pictured in 2003 running 3rd in the Cycling Road Race in the World Senior Games