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36th 1961 ISDT located again, 2nd to 7th October 1961 at Llandrindod Wells, A fine Italian Team won the Trophy whilst Czechoslovakia took the Vase, these were days before 1981 when the Event was renamed Six Days Enduro, sadly the ‘cold war’ situation meant East Germany (DDR) were not to participate here.
Image – scanned cover of Official Programme ISDT 1961 (Courtesy Kershaw Collection)
Thanks to South Wales ISDT veteran and life long Welsh Enduro supporter Bill Kershaw for providing his original copy of the programme enabling us to make and save high resolution copies for future use and archives of Speedtracktales. You can access the electronic version of the programme via this article on the site blog
Here we go, thanks to ‘Volker Gehring’ who copied the entire Programme of the event. His father rode as a Works Zundapp rider on a 75cc machine to emerge with a Gold Medal. Please note we now have the Pathe News Cine film of this year (Now on CV, it is only a few minutes with Commentary) [If Volker Gehring cares to come in by email or Guest book I will gladly make a copy for him, his Father may be in it or not but at least that ISDT is there. The 1938 ISDT Pathe News short stretch is also here on CD, plus the 1938 MG Midget Speed record attempt at Pendine]. Now, “STB” and a friend, Harro Esmarch, who was with Castrol as a Rep at some of the Mid European Eastern bloc events, plus became a fine Journalist with some superb Pics. He has allowed us to show these, we shall have to use the programme from Volker to identify riders & machines!!
[Any other help? please send along. THANKS. still working on this page at present!!!!]
‘On the map’
Our on-going project is to map all of the original ISDT routes as accurately as we can using Google mapengine and Google Earth details of the project for this event can be checked here
Maps we have from the 1961 Official programme
image – scanned map of routes for days 1, 2 and 3 of ISDT 1961 (Speedtracktales Archive)
image – scanned map of routes for days 4, 5 and 6 of ISDT 1961 (Speedtracktales Archive)
We also have two maps of the courses from a ‘Motor Cycling‘ magazine pre report of the 28th September
Image of Scanned map from ‘Motor Cycling‘ showing Day 1 – 3 route of ISDT 1961
Image of Scanned map from ‘Motor Cycling‘ showing Day 3 – 6 route of ISDT 1961
Other Images and features
Photo of #158 Wilf Parker and his Greeves. ISDT 1961
photo – #195 Monty Banks [906 CXM] Greeves Works team at ISDT 1961
Monty was riding on the Sunbeam MCC ‘A’ Team. He was not a works rider but was supported by the factory. The programme for 1961 does not indicate that Greeves entered an official manufacturers team.
Photo of young Swansea rider #182 Peter Atkinson on a self entered Second hand purchased Greeves, took a Gold Medal in ISDT 1961
A young tall highly talented lad from Swansea Peter Atkinson too came in on a self entered Second hand purchased Greeves, to take a Gold Medal, later, Peter was to become a top Scrambles competitor, 1961 ISDT his #182 number on the programme was flanked by Suomen Konehike Jawa 250 ridden by Finland’s P Karha who was entered in Finland’s Silver Vase Team plus Works Jawa Team from Finland & #183 entered By Czechoslovakia’s Dukla Praha, ridden for them by K Pecha, another 250 Jawa. young Atkinson was in strong company.
[We are still awaiting input from the Cardiganshire boys, but there again Cardi’s can not part with anything without anaesthetic!.]
Photo of #218 199 Tiumph British Rider I B Croker, #228 is British Norman rider M A L White in ISDT 1961
Near the Lake & Boathouse at Llandrindod Wells patiently wait #218 199 Tiumph British Rider I B Croker, #228 is British Norman rider M A L White, (not an ideal place to stand when the announcements start!) with big thanks to Dave Martin , from his collection.
Photo – Weigh-in Scrutineering at ISDT 1961 (Courtesy Kershaw Family Collection)
This photo of a very attractive lady is in fact not a rider but the assistant scrutineer at weigh-in at the start of the ISDT. The photo comes from a family photo album of Bill Kershaw as the lady just happens to be his wife. Clearly a favourite with the cameras here is another appearance , this time in the pages of ‘Das Motorrad‘
Photo – Dieses britische Marschall – Mädchen war nicht nur nett anzusehen – es war auch im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes “auf Draht” (mit dem sie nämlich bei der Plombierung heftig tätig war) ISDT 1961 (Speedtracktales Archive)
Image of scanned poster for ISDT 1961
Although the MCC of Wales did not enter a team this year two club teams took part,
Newport & Gwent MC
- #221 L J Lawrence
- #184 A G Evans
- #186 W H Kershaw
Rhayader MC & LCC
- #247 J E Lewis
- #253 W B Mills
- #285 J A Bate
Photo of #34 Peter Atkinson jumping his Square Barrel Villiers
See Below Peter Atkinson’s pre Square Barrel Villiers motor Scrambles progress, I seem to recall this as the top of the Hill in Clydach!!! please correct me if I’m wrong !
Image of scanned list of Trophy team entrants IDST 1961
Photo of the W German Zundapp team #14 Kramer #17 Gehring #5 Sengfelder in ISDT 1961
Thankfully, Volker Gehring of Germany, kindly contacted us to advise that his father rode this Zundapp 75cc to a Gold Medal in 1961 ISDT and provided us with wonderful images, this here is at the Llandrindod Wells Lake Boathouse, not far from the Parc Ferme showing the Team of #5 Sengfelder on the 50cc machine, #14 Kramer on a 75cm machine and V Gehring’s father #17 on another 75 cc machine. They were managed by G Weiß who can be seen holding the paper, Volker is copying the Official programme so we can enlarge on this section shortly. (Any spelling mistakes to be corrected shortly!)
Photo of German Trophy Team riders from the left Schmider, Specht, Hessler, Nachtmann, Dotterwich with Bikes #91 and #286 BMW at ISDT 1961
Thanks again to Volker Gehring who has helped immensely. More images of the event from a German prospective can be seen in this blog featuring the images from the report of the event that appeared in ‘Das Motorrad’
Photo – Daneben werden gerade Sengfelder und Volker Kramer mit ihren 50er Zündapp-Maschinen zur Bergprüfung des zweiten Tages gestartet (neue Startmethode – ohne Sekunden-Zähler!) ISDT 1961 (Speedtracktales Archive)
Photo of German ‘Team SERVICE’ Car entering Builth Wells in ISDT 1961
Image of scanned copy of Silver Vase Teams in ISDE 1961
Lloyd Lingelbach kindly took the trouble to help us enlarge this web section, Many thanks from all to Lloyd:
From Lloyd Lingelbach:- I was a member of the first American ISDT club team in 1961. Jim Brunson 246cc Greeves, Bud Ekins 650cc Triumph and me Lloyd Lingelbach 246cc Greeves. I hurt my arm and could not start on Wednesday. I was on Gold at the time of my accident. Jim and Bud both got lost on Thursday and got silver medals. Just look down at the Club List & there that team is named & listed.
Photo of riders leaving the start line in ISDT 1961
[Ed – This photo marks the start of the page competition … in how many photos can you spot the VW Van?]
Photo of Start line of ISDT 1961
That VW Camper van in a different background again
Photo of ISDT 1961 start finish area amongst housing estate
Where is this then? is it near the same start & finish entry area as above? Arthur Williams & Alan Rogers plus Andrew Mills point out it is the same area as above from a different angle. Same Volkswagen Camper van though, a shame my feeble eyes did not spot it earlier, THANKS FELLERS.
Image of scanned list of Manufacturers teams in ISDT 1961
Photo of #17 W. Gehring pinning his little Zundapp on the Main road towards Ystradfellte in ISDT 1961
Just above the picture shows Volker’s Father W. Gehring listed in the Zundapp B West Germany Team then, Great pictures of V. Gehring’s father at speed on the little Zundapp machine, thought to be on the stretch which comes out on the main road on the run towards Crai Reservoir from Ystradfellte.
Photo of Castrol’s service vehicle supporting many of the teams entered in ISDT 1961
Harro Esmarch as Castrol Rep was welcome here.
Photo – #278 Sebastian Nachtmann winner of the ISDT 1961 (courtesy Metzeler Tyres)
Photo of #86 is Dutch rider F Broersma on a 175 CZ & #295 Briton G Collins on a 650 BSA in ISDT 1961
Regular advisor A Williams tells us he was a Rhondda Valley Baker, but one heckuva man on a bike! [Ed not sure if this image has had the crazy Photoshop kid has been trying to fix image damage in lower RH Corner]
Photo of a throng of riders and bikes ready to leave! ISDT 1961
Photo of the Shell Service vehicle and a rider at ISDT 1961
Photo of #47 F. Darebny 125 CZ , Czechoslovakia Vase B Team between Dolwen and Llandrindod Wells on the Friday, leading Holland’s #124 Fritz Selling 250 Greeves in ISDT 1961.
Photo of British rider #190 E B Eddie Crooks a superb road racer, here on a 250 JAWA.
[Thanks to Volker Gehring’s efferts copying the programme for us we can identify him!!]
Photo of #148 P Carissoni Moto Guzzi 250 Lodola Regolarita with un-numbered Triumph [382 ALR] – 1961 ISDT
Photo of #199 S N Lawrence of Britain on 199cc Triumph Tiger Cub! riding through a sunken road, behind him may be star moto crosser Rolf Tibblin of Sweden on a Husqvarna in ISDT 1961
Photo of rider Miss J Savage in ISDT 1961
[I think it is a determined young lady, at this stage cannot identify, it looks to be Miss J Savage, can anyone confirm?.]
It is always worth asking, now Fiona McBeath came into our Guest Book advising us that it is Miss Savage. Fiona in later years became her daughter & that young lady on her Cotton, presently still has that same Helmet, & with some renewed limb joints is currently a very active Secretary of the Association of Pioneer Motorcyclists. A delight to all to learn of. My thanks to Fiona McBeath.
Photo of one Brit. badly in need of a front mudguard for his BSA.in ISDT 1961
Photo of a large group of motorcycles in a car park in ISDT 1981
This may well be the Car Park of the Hotel in Centre of Llandovery with the Black & White structure the Car dealer building which still looks like that too!.
Photo of #17 W. Gehring with his helmet removed in ISDT 1961
Photo of Trophy Rider #91 Lorenz Specht talking to Zundapp boss Neumann with Lady Elisabeth Mann & Team Manager G Weiß in the conversation too. ISDT 1961
Photo of #10 with the Dark red & white Swiss helmet, D Steiner on a 49cc Kreidler in ISDT 1961
Photo of Cpl. G. L. Coppuck of Army MCA spectacularly comes off his 200cc WD Triumph during a Tuesday Test in ISDT 1961
Photo of #211 Mrs Mary Driver on Slocombe’s entered 250 BSA in ISDT 1961
Photo of Zundapp Team Rider #17 W Gehring on unsurfaced track in ISDT 1961
This has been traced to the part currently turned off main route over Glynneath to Crai Zundapp Team Rider W Gehring, father of contributor Volker Gehring.
Photo of Miss J Savage on her Cotton in the British CSMA team in ISDT 1961
Look closely, another prev. unkown of pic of Miss J Savage on her Cotton in the British CSMA team, the programme lists her to have been down to ride a 250 Greeves though..
photo – #222 Jill Savage 250 Cotton ISDT 1961 (courtesy Deryck Wylde Collection)
The above images were made available by Deryk Wylde. : Images in this section are protected with a digitally embedded watermark. Copies, without the watermark, may be available – please contact ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ for details.
Photo of Sebastian Nachtmann of West Germany Trophy Team Team at Pen y Bane on Tuesday on his 600 BMW in ISDT 1961
Photo of #294 Bud Ekins of the USA on a 650cc Triumph [895 BUE] also at Pen y Bane at ISDT 1961 (This image originates from Bonhams who sold a print at Auction in California in 2010 $518)
Bud Ekins was a true all rounder motorcyclist, not only racing in Enduro and Desert Racing he also was an accomplished stunt rider in the Hollywood movie industry. He was a close friend of ISDT riding actor Steve McQueen more on his life can be found here
Photo of Zundapp Team Rider #17 W Gehring arrives at a checkpoint followed by #8 G Paritschke on 50cc Gritzner GS in ISDT 1961
Volker Gehrman’s dad W. Gehring yet again, these pics are treasure chest content.
Photo of Trophy Rider Sebastian Nachtmann, BMW in ISDT 1961 (courtesy of Volker Gehring)
Photo of G Paritschke on the #8 50cc Gritzner GS, behind him is #29 Czech J Vaclavik, CZ 125cc in ISDT 1961
White with black stripe helmet of West Germany wearer on Gritner-Kayser entry is G Paritschke on the #8 50cc Gritzner GS, behind him is Czech #29 J Vaclavik, CZ 125cc entry by Ustrendi Automotoklub CSSR.
Photo of Unidentified riders getting snapped from all angles in ISDT
Photo of #283 R Horing 490 BMW west Germany in ISDT 1961
Photo of ACU entry #284 G G Moram passing through a shale quarry.
ACU entry G G Moram is #284, entered on a 497b AJS, this looks like a a Triumph, the going has to be somewhere near the prev pic location, ‘see the Ford Anglia in background, it looks the same. Thanks to Dave Martin again.
Photo of #64 F Witzelon on a 175cc Hercules S from West Germany rides the shale tracks at ISDT 1961
64 on that shale again is Nurnberger Hercules-Werke Gmb.H entry F Witzelon a 175cc Hercules S from West Germany.
Photo of Zundapp Team Rider #17 W Gehring tucked in on a tight corner in ISDT 1964
Another fine pic of his father W Gehring & by permission of Volker Gehring.
Photo of #143 A G Franzen on a 250 Husqvarna in their Blue & yellow headwear colours of Sweden in ISDT 1961
Photo of Fritz Selling of Holland on that 250 Greeves between Llandewi and Abergwesyn on the very first day, getting around J. C. L. Bodenham with a fallen DMW 175 in ISDT 1961
Photo of Brit Teamster discussion in ISDT 1961
Photo of #146, Swedish Rider O. Pettersson on his 250 Husqvarna.
Photo of #114 A Colin of Belgium in ISDT 1961
Photo of West Germany Trophy man L. Muller halts at St Harman Control on his 175 Hercules S. in ISDT 1961
Photo of a somewhat stern expression on Johnny Brittain in uniform Barbour jacket and Racing Green Helmet in ISDT 1961
Thanks to Arthur Williams who has identified this rider as Johnny Britain
Photo of another time Control, Czech competitor #239 J Silhavy is in on his 350 Jawa
Photo of Miss J Savage again attracting photographers in ISDT 1961
Photo of #67 on a 175 Moto Guzzi is Italy’s G Saini arriving in a farmyard checkpoint in ISDT 1961.
Photo of the speed test of #98 F Schneider of West Germany parting with his 175 Hercules S in ISDT 1961
Photo – An other view of #98 F Schneider of West Germany parting with his 175 Hercules in the speed test with #104 HJ Wendelgelst a Dutch rider takes a sharp evasive action in the final days speed test ISDT 1961
Photo of unknown rider forcing his motorcyle through a muddy off camber cutting in ISDT 1961
Photo of #222 Miss J. Savage of the CSMA Team in ISDT 1961
222 Miss J. Savage of the CSMA Team in the Programme to be on 250 Greeves calling at Time control, Brian Catt though spotted this to be a 250 COTTON, does anyone know more about this please?. Her 3 member team also had J M Ballantyne, with H J Marriott.
Photo of #242 Polish rider F Stachewicz on a 350 Junak entered by PZM, #243 Behind is a famous name Joel Robert of Belgium on a 350 JAWA alongside #243 is #244 Polish PZM entry J Orzepowski on a 350 Junak in ISDT 1961
Photo of #31 is British entry Alan Kimber on a Lambretta “Rallymaster” staying aboard in ISDT 1961
Photo of #278, West Germany’s M Horing 490 BMW in ISDT 1961
Photo of rider passing old cottages in Heol Senni heading west in ISDT 1961
Where? who? don’t ask!, I do not know, somebody out there can possibly identify though, it was in the same tattered pack of 1961 ISDT pics though. Arthur Williams reckons it is very like Heol Senni en route from the Defynnog area, AW is seldom wrong but is willing to put the suggestion online, a further forum post supports this view.
Photo of Brit Trophy Rider Ken Heanes looking happy in ISDT 1961
Photo – #286 Egon Föhner on a BMW 500 ISDT 1961
Photo – #90 C. Svenman of Solna, Sweden and #35 J. Rewerlli from Varszawa, Poland negotiate a rutted farm track at Llandovery on the opening day. ISDT 1961
Photo of #288 Ken Heanes GB Trophy team leaves the Check Point (courtesy Mortons Archive) ISDT 1961
Photo of #136 Carlo Tosi on a 250cc Moto Guzzi, losing just 1 point he received a silver medal in ISDT 1961. (Copies of this image can be purchased from http://www.mortonsarchive.com)
Photo of #287 Gordon Blakeway on a 490cc Triumph he was the top scoring British Rider and he won a gold medal ISDT 1961.(Copies of this image can be purchased from http://www.mortonsarchive.com)
Photo of #222 Jill Savage on a 246cc Cotton she finished on for a bronze medal ISDT 1961. (Copies of this image can be purchased from http://www.mortonsarchive.com)
Photo of 1961 ISDT – #229 John Brittain on a 346cc Royal Enfield Won a gold medal and the GB Trophy. (Copies of this image can be purchased from http://www.mortonsarchive.com)
Photo of #146 T Magnussed on a 250cc Husquarna and #142 C Hill on a 246cc Greeves they both won a gold medal. (Copies of this image can be purchased from http://www.mortonsarchive.com)
Photo of #201 Ian Hillier on a 246cc Greeves undertakes an acceleration / speed test, he lost 6 marks and won a silver medal in ISDT 1961. (Copies of this image can be purchased from http://www.mortonsarchive.com)
Photo of #225 John Lewis on a 246cc Greeves, he lost 22 marks and won a silver medal at ISDT 1961. (Copies of this image can be purchased from http://www.mortonsarchive.com)
Photo of #278 M Horing on a 490cc BMW in West Germany he lost 17 and won the silver medal ISDT 1961. (Copies of this image can be purchased from http://www.mortonsarchive.com)
Another positive ID by Arthur Williams this time its Ken Heanes
Photo of N.J. Jarrett on a 200 Triumph with a broken throttle cable being operated by that right hand, going on to win a “Silver” too! in ISDT 1961
Photo of #107 with Swedish headwear colours is Swede S Falk on a 175 Husqvarna, #108 is self entered G Kickbusch of West Germany on 175 Hercules S in ISDT 1961
Photo of rider with Husqvarna arriving at a service area.
Image of scanned list of club teams in ISDT 1961
[Ed as the younger member of the Speedtracktales team born in 1960 its good to see a few names here of people I knew well Arthur Bates, Stan Pitts, Jim Sandiford, Bill Faulkner, Bill Kershaw]
Photo of #271 297cc NSU rider E Schmider in ISDT 1961
Photo of Thurday, Llandrillo check in the Berwyn Mountains, North Wales, J.R. Brunson 250 Greeves leaving ahead of Dutchman A.H. Vrolijk on a 250 Maico with David Clegg astern of them.
Photo of is FMI entered Italian rider #18 R Bertotti with his 75cc Capriolo.
Photo of Belgium’s R Marechal #82 on a 172cc CZ.
Photo of a rider on mountain track entering a checkpoint is West Germany’s 250 Maico rider #204 M Studemann.
Photo of W Germany’s #7 A Lohner, and 2 Swiss riders #10 D Steiner and #6 H Haller
Thanks to Volker Gehring for this superb Speed test day image. we shall find the data on 7 10 & 6 shortly. 7 is West German rider A Lohner on a Kreidler Fahrzeugbau 49cc Zundapp, picture shows the speed of the tiny ones. 10 is Swiss Rider D Steiner on a 49cc Kreidler 6 is H Haller a Swiss again on a 49cc Kreidler. pictures tell stories!!
Photo of Shobdon Airfield, the last day’s 1.74 miles per lap Speed test, 3 Czechoslovakians with Trophy Teamster J. Pudil’s 175 CZ in front of A. Rouka & O. Chasak, both Vase men on 125 CZ’s.
Germay’s Winning Team in 1961 ISDT Gunter Dotterweich, Richard Hessler, Lorenz Muller, Sebastian Nachtman, Erwin Schmider, Lorenz Specht. Czech team took the Silver Vase.
Photo – Greeves [313 WPU] – works Six Days Trail machine – ISDT 1961
Image of scanned Zundapp advert for it’s ISDT hardware
Photo of BSA ridden by Gwyn Collins in ISDT 1961
1961 ISDT, the 36th, a 1200 Miles Marathon & held as usual in UK based out of Llandrindod Wells. 271 Starters & BSA had ‘opted out of Team support with unofficial BSA C15’s galore & Brian Martin the BSA Comp. Mngr. actively assisting the likes of Jim Sandiford, John Harris, Bill Faulkner & Mary Driver. Only John Harris was a BSA reserve for for Vase ‘A’ Teamwho obtained a Gold, Mary Driver obtained a Silver & 2 BSA riders gained Bronze. One of these was a 21 yr old Baker working in his Rhondda located family Business. Gwyn Collins was a notable & extremely talented Trials rider going well on a 197 Greeves, later a 250 Cotton. Gwyn’s entry was accepted with 3 weeks to go, Trials Tyres, siamesed exaust pipes (which I swore by), monobloc carb instead of std Amal 10 TT9 Racing carb., lower gearing plus alloy front mudguard & Gwyn was off to ISDT. Above we see that surviving machine on which he gained Bronze & had BSA used better metal or development could have gained far better.
http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=42755 Double click on this to see the cine of 1961 ISDT. First time I got this sort of thing onto line for us, thanks to a tip off on Guest Book.
Photo of 1961 ISDT! what a a time to use the heavy BSA, mud for all. Vase A team member on the left Triss Sharp gets his Greeves past another Greeves rider.
Photo of #295 BSA on a bad day in the ISDT 1961
Second Day disaster, BSA using also Ariel alloy full width hubs which looked great but were very far from ‘savage’ on braking! had seen poor BSA mechanical parts allow the rear sprocket to wear away it’s teeth, then I sugest was when I for one noted ‘beginning of the end for British machinery against Germany, Eastern Bloc, Italian bikes whilst Japanese machinery was beginning to show it’s developing finesse.
Photo of Gwyn Collins having to undertake his own mechanical support as part of the event rules of ISDT
Gwyn Collins had to phone his dad to rush a sprocket from a friend’s BSA 500 to get it fitted to resume, thank you BSA engineering!. 15 Nations involved & Kreidler Florette ‘minis’ showed superb performances & reliability against British Team machines, BSA seemed out of the market, whilst 650 Triumphs ridden by Ken Heanes, Eric Chilton & USA’s Bud Ekins made creditable progress along with Graham Beamish’s 650 Matchless, Alan Kimber took a 175 Lambretta Scooter through the course to a Bronze whilst Sebastian Nachtman of Germany took his BMW 590 to Gold. The weight of that Big BSA was ever a problem & towards the end on Thursday Clutch slip started to affect progress, Brian Martin tried Trichlorethylene to remove oil from the well soaked Ferodo inserts which slightly helped before the Speed tests using a potholed, crumbling surface of Shobdon Airfield, it should have been a decent race track.
Photo of Gwyn Collins in the final speed test at Shobdon Airfield in ISDT 1961
Gwyn limped home at Shobdon with clutch slip a menace to him finishing at all, then returned his ISDT machine to road trim, rode his Tiger Cub in Trials, got married continued baking. ‘now long retired.
This time re Americans all we have is Jim Brunson on Greeves took a Silver, Bud Ekins on a 650 Triumph had the same & Lloyd Lingelbach was entered as DNF (did not finish) on his Greeves, retired with a damaged arm. Firstly we need pictures, Programme, Literature, stories, anecdotal tales,facts a little more time needed too. Please stop by again. Thank you for your interest!
What the Papers said!
image – cover of ‘Das Motorrad‘ #22 25 Oct 1961 (speedtracktales collection)
We have a copy of this great German Motorbike magazine at the Speedtracktales Archive, courtesy eBay and the EU, which here uses a hand tinted colour photo on the cover of it’s ISDT 1961 report. Any help to translate the article from German to English would be very much welcome.
We have obtained this copy of ‘Motor Cycling‘ of 5 October 1961 which covers the opening days of the event
Image of scanned cover of ‘Motor Cycling‘ issue of the 5th October 1961 covers the opening of the event
Photo – Saturday Scene – Italian Trophy riders with their machines ready for the weigh in. ISDT 1961 (speedtracktales collection)
Photo A line of towels hanging out to dry makes a domestic background for activity in the Russian camp. ISDT 1961 (speedtracktales collection)
Photo – Eric Adcock shows his surprise package – the prototype 246cc DOT with modified Villiers engine and square tube frame. ISDT 1961 (speedtracktales collection)
Photo – Czechoslovak riders line up for the weigh in with their immaculate Jawas and CZs. ISDT 1961 (speedtracktales collection)
Photo – the price of fame the autograph hunters catch Ramsey clubman Eddie Crooks (right) and Colin Broughton. ISDT 1961 (speedtracktales collection)
Photo – The number goes up on #127 D M Schmidts 250cc BSA. ISDT 1961 (speedtracktales collection)
Photo technical matter between Trophy rider Johnny Brittain and British team manager Jim Alves. ISDT 1961 (speedtracktales collection)
Photo – At 6:35am #5 G Sengfelder of West Germany gets the signal to start his 49cc Zundapp while Swiss Vase teamster #6 H Haller waits with his 49cc Kreidler. ISDT 1961 (speedtracktales collection)
Photo – Czechoslovak Trophyman #72 J. Pudil 175cc CZ leads Austria’s S Stuhlberger 175cc Puch during Monday mornings run. ISDT 1961 (speedtracktales collection)
Photo – A Roucka of Czechoslovakia’s Vase B team takes a fore-lunch dip with his 125cc CZ (speedtracktales collection)
The following images featured in the event report that appeared in the 12 October 1961 issue of ‘the Motor Cycle‘
Photo – Before a big crowd, #207 Peter Fletcher (346 Royal enfield) of Briain’s Vase ‘A’ team, footslogs through deep mud on Friday afternoon. ISDT 1961 (speedtracktales collection)
Photo – “International” spirit: Welsh children cheer #225 J.H.L Lewis (246 Greeves) as he climbs a rocky section near Llandrillo on the fourth day. ISDT 1961 (speedtracktales collection)
Photo – East waits for West. #239 Edwin Kruse (346 Izhevsky) eyes the starters flag at the beginning of a timed hill climb. ISDT 1961 (speedtracktales collection)
Photo – Star of the winning West German Trohpy team, Sebastian Nachtmann (590cc BMW) leading the field at Shobdon. ISDT 1961 (speedtracktales collection)
Photo – #265 Tim Gibbes (347 A.J.S) of the British Trophy team. ISDT 1961 (speedtracktales collection)
Photo – The formidable #287 Gordon Blakeway of the British Vase team on his 490cc Tiger 100SS Triumph. ISDT 1961 (speedtracktales collection)
Photo – Best individual performance of the week was made by #27 F. Vergani (100 Capriolo) seen here splashing through the water at Blaen-y-Glyn on the fourth day. ISDT 1961 (speedtracktales collection)
Photo – #31 Alan Kimber (175 Lambretta) leads Italian #67 G. Siani (175 Moto-Guzzi). ISDT 1961 (speedtracktales collection)
Photo – Swedish moto-cross star Rolf Tibblin enjoys a warm drink while waiting at the St. Hermon check on Tuesday. ISDT 1961 (speedtracktales collection)
Photo – Victorious Czech Vase team. Left t oright are #33 A. Roucka (125 CZ), O. Chasak (125 CZ), manager M. Urban, #83 D. Miarka (175 CZ), A Zemen, and #47 F. Darebny (125 CZ). Though nominated, Zemen injured his arm in practise and did not start the trial. ISDT 1961 (speedtracktales collection)
Photo – #268 Brian Piggott (348 Matchless) followed by American #294 Bud Ekins (649 Triumph) on Friday afternoon. ISDT 1961 (speedtracktales collection)
Photo – #146 T Magnusson (250 Husqvarna) of the Swedish Trophy team leads #142 Alf Hill (246 Greeves) through a stream at Blen y Glyn. ISDT 1961 (speedtracktales collection)
Photo – A panorama near Plynlimmon. The track is typical of many used in the trial. Swedish Trophy teamster B. Ekeberg (175 Husqvarna) is the rider. ISDT 1961 (speedtracktales collection)
Photo- the West Germwns, winners of the International Trophy ISDT 1961 (speedtracktales collection)
In the issue of ‘the Motor Cycle‘ of the 19th October 1961 alongside a discussion of the event which will appear soon, we found a delighful set of sketches of the event produced by famous Motoring Artist Gordon Horner.
image – scanned art work by Gordon Horner – ‘the Motor Cycle’ ISDT 1961
View all of the drawings here
Walter Kleinschuster sent us this photo of his father Josef who rode a Puch for the Austrian ISDT Trophy team in 1961, this picture is from the cover of a book on the motorcycles. Walter contacted us for help to recommend a route he could follow whilst visiting the TT in 2014 that would allow him to see where his father had raced in Wales
Where are they now?
Photo of 1960 Matchless G80CS ridden by Tony Jones in several ISDT’s in the 1960’s (Courtesy Ralph Brown )
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 1961 ISDT here
Artefacts and Collectibles
Thanks to Ralph Brown for sharing these items from the event
Photo of Competitors ID badge #246 ISDT 1961 (Courtesy Ralph Brown )
Photo – Barbour International Jacket of British Team rider Colin Moram (Courtesy Ralph Brown)
Photo – Barbour International Jacket of British Team rider Colin Moram (Courtesy Ralph Brown)
Photo – Barbour International Jacket of British Team rider Colin Moram (Courtesy Ralph Brown)
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