ISDT 1974 – Italy

Under Construction always…

Introduction

The 49th ISDT took place in Camerino, Italy 1974

Photo - official event logo ISDT 1974

Photo – official event logo ISDT 1974

Photo of BPS preparing a number plate #69 on a BPS for French Vase B team rider M Chirouze to be ready to start ISDT 1974.

With thanks to the great ‘Leo Keller‘ who has uncovered slides of the Camerino 1974 event, we would love further info and data to help us add further to these.

Photo of #161 Spanish rider on a Bultaco riding for the Bultaco B Team at ISDT 1974

The results tell us the above rider retired, any information please?

Photo of The late & great too #282 Dave Mungenast of St Louis USA riding a Rokon for the Canadian Team in ISDT 1974.

Photo of #310 unnamed British Rider riding a 4 stroke in ISDT 1974

Unknown as yet English 4 Stroke Machine Rider #310 with a British Racing Green helmet colour. The results tell us he was on the Metropolitan Police Team was in the 500cc class and retired from the event after day 4.

Photo of #78 Eddy Hau, later Zundapp Champion seen here on a 125cc Hercules for German Silver Vase Team, finished 9th with a Gold

Photo of Lenz Mueller, MAICO 350cc 7th with Gold in German Silver Vase Team.

Photo of German GDR Simson rider passing a Belgian Bultaco rider in ISDT 1974.

Photo of Hardy Weber of W Germany on his 125cc Zundapp at ISDT 1974

Hardy Weber from Cologne after the official Zundapp team withdrew became one of the few team riders to finish & became 5th with Gold on his 125. He won a Gold in his first ISDT and later in 1975 then 1976 to became a winner in the Trophy Teams & European 125 Champion in 1978.

Photo of #294 Herbert Schek aboard a Maico at the ISDT 1974

Photo of #282 Dave Mungenast, a hero of the Canadian Trophy Team on a Rokon in 1974

Photo of #225 Jim Hollander on a Rokon at ISDT 1974

Riding on a USA built Rokon 340cc Automatic. Rocky terrain was brutal on the riders with many flat tires and rear knobbies that would wear down in one day. Jim Hollander was the only American to qualify for the USA Team on a Rokon. He had to change a total of 9 tires in the event, 3 at the side of the trail, costing him his Gold at the following time checkpoint by one minute past his late grace period. The other Rokon rider was Dave Mungenast of St. Louis, MO riding on the “Canadian” Trophy Team. An unusual Six Days held in steep and dangerous mountain terrain around Camerino, Italy… there was no rain the entire event.

At the movies:

We have footage for this event in our ISDT Tube film collection including these promo clips produced by Penton Motorcycles in the USA

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

Download this file as a pdf

View the Stewards Report for the 1974 ISDT here

Where are they now?

Photo MZ 250 1974 ISDT (unknown source)

Photo MZ 250 1974 ISDT (unknown source)

Found on european blog with no text other than the description used in the image caption. A very good restore I presume looking in showroom condition. If anyone knows anything more let us know please.

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6 thoughts on “ISDT 1974 – Italy”

  1. prejudice are Julius Farinola Motocrossdepoca the magazine, I saw that in your photo you have posted several of the six days of Camerino in 1974, we are trying to achieve a special issue for the year 2004 on the six days of Camerino in 1974, we were wondering if it was possible to have vs. the photo of Camerino for maybe publish them, obviously quoting the author. if so, we would need in high resolution
    otherwise sorry for the trouble
    Yours sincerely
    Julius Farinola
    P.S. sorry for my english 🙂

    • iPø∂i$†å said:

      Sorry about my appalling Italian which is even worse Julius.

      I’ll check to see if we hold the originals of those photos and I’ll ask Brian Catt if he has any images that may be of use to you. Thanks

    • iPø∂i$†å said:

      Most of the images came from Leo Kellar I will send him an email to see if he is able to let you have hi res versions

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