ISDT 1976 – Austria

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Introduction 51st ISDT 1976

The 51st edition of the ISDT is held on the 20th – 25th September 1976 at the Österrechring in Styria, Austria

Image of cover of Official Program of the 51st ISDT

PDF document start sheet – StartSheet_ISDT1976

Leo Keller again has helped with great pics of ISDT events. Black & white pics by courtesy of Zweirad Union Archiv Trophy this year went to West Germany, Vase to CSSR. (thank goodness Leo kept an eye on the text!)

On the map!

Image of scanned route map for Day 1 and Day 2 ISDT 1976

Image of scanned route map for Day 3 and Day 4 ISDT 1976

Image of scanned route map for Day 5 and Day 6 ISDT 1976

Photo of  #195 Billy Uhl USA Trophy Team Rider on a Hercules 125 7 Speeder!

Photo of #141 Helmut Clasen on Hercules 175 Canadian Trophy Team ISDT 1976

Helmut Clasen always known as “Speedy”!, great guy then of Ontario Canada going to Silver Medal on a 175 Hercules in the Canadian Trophy Team, this pic. gladly received from Clasen Private Collection, via Leo Keller, Many Thanks to all

Photo of #381 Kurt Fischer, Wankel the only rider to finish an ISDT (Hercules Wankel GS) Gold Medal, a very highly capable man. ISDT 1976

Photo of #132Gerhard Bayer, West German Silver Vase Rider, 125 Works Hercules.

Photo of Trophy winning West German team

back row from left Hardy Weber, Rolf Witthoeft, Peter Neumann, Jugen Grisse, Josef Wolfgruber, ZUNDAPP OWNER Mrs. Dr. Elisabeth Mann, Middle drinking from bottle is Eddy Hau.(picture by permission of Schroeder.) 

There is a comprehensive photo gallery of the event on the web site of the Technical Museum Vienna which can be found here

Photo - undated ISDT image of #199 KTM followed by a USA rider

Photo – undated ISDT image of #199 KTM followed by a USA rider

This undated image found its way here without any details I’m going to guess this is an ISDT 1976 image judging by the KTN tank decals, with the rider #199 being a vase or trophy team rider.. any ideas until i get a named entry list or results sheet?

I found these pictures set in a piece on the blogged history of an Police Cheney ridden in the ISDT in Austria by David Randall.

Photo of #377 David Randall on a Met Police Cheney Triumph 650 [PJD 18L] at ISDT 1976

Photo of #377 David Randall on Cheney Triumph 650 [PJD 18L] in MX test at ISDT 1976

Photo of #377 David Randall on Cheney Triumph 650 [PJD 18L] in Speed Test in ISDT 1976

Photo of #377 David Randall on Cheney Triumph 650 [PJD 18L] in ISDT 1976

The following images come from an article in Australian Track and Trail Magazine covering the event in the Dec 1976 issue on the 1976 ISDT

Photo  (Track and Trail Magazine Dec 1976) ISDT 1976

Photo of Australian team leading West Germany in the opening ceremony. Ted Goddard holds the flag while Colin Tregonning marches behind with supporters (Track and Trail Magazine Dec 1976) ISDT 1976

Photo  (Track and Trail Magazine Dec 1976) ISDT 1976

Photo of #299 Ted Goddard’s Can Am being examined in the area normally used for racing cars (Track and Trail Magazine Dec 1976) ISDT 1976

Photo  (Track and Trail Magazine Dec 1976) ISDT 1976

Photo of French machine BPS ridden by #91 Jean Pierre Lloret (Track and Trail Magazine Dec 1976) ISDT 1976

Photo  (Track and Trail Magazine Dec 1976) ISDT 1976

Photo of Rokon the first Automatic to be entered in the ISDT but now joined by Husqvarna (Track and Trail Magazine Dec 1976) ISDT 1976

Photo  (Track and Trail Magazine Dec 1976) ISDT 1976

Photo of modified 501 Maico entered by #379 Herbert Bechtold of West Germany (Track and Trail Magazine Dec 1976) ISDT 1976

Photo of #77 Bernd Lammel (100cc Simpson) East Germany Vase team

Photo of #77 Bernd Lammel (100cc Simpson) East Germany Vase team (Track and Trail Magazine Dec 1976) ISDT 1976

Photo -  (Track and Trail Magazine Dec 1976) ISDT 1976

Photo – the daily acceleration tests saw many unusual sights. French 175cc KTM rider Joel Queirel does some hand changing (Track and Trail Magazine Dec 1976) ISDT 1976

Photo  (Track and Trail Magazine Dec 1976) ISDT 1976

Photo of #105 Colin Tregonning of Australia 250c KTM on the 1st day (Track and Trail Magazine Dec 1976) ISDT 1976

Photo (Track and Trail Magazine Dec 1976) ISDT 1976

Photo of Eduard (Eddy) Hau west German Trophy rider on a Zundapp on an uphill section of the Special Test on the 1st day (Track and Trail Magazine Dec 1976) ISDT 1976

Photo  (Track and Trail Magazine Dec 1976) ISDT 1976

Photo of Swedish rider #205 Olle Ekmann gets a smile automatically on his Auto Husky (Track and Trail Magazine Dec 1976) ISDT 1976

ISDT1976-207Nishiyama

Photo Toshi Nishiyama 250cc KTM took Japan’s first medal (A silver). He does not like the Japanese machines and used to ride a Bultaco in Japanese MX (Track and Trail Magazine Dec 1976) ISDT 1976

Photo  (Track and Trail Magazine Dec 1976) ISDT 1976

Photo the Austrian Army provided medical support and also came in handy at the checks #238 Willy Steurer (W German KTM) #239 Ted Goddard (Aus Can Am)#240 Jeff Gerber (USA Penton) (Track and Trail Magazine Dec 1976) ISDT 1976

Photo  (Track and Trail Magazine Dec 1976) ISDT 1976

Photo of badly bent forks on a Yamaha IT 400. #371 Edward Dirstein (canada) hit a bridge on Monday and continued to a Bronze Medal(Track and Trail Magazine Dec 1976) ISDT 1976

Photo  (Track and Trail Magazine Dec 1976) ISDT 1976

Photo – this rider , Ulrich Fabke, from East Germany on an MZ actualy went over this vertical mountain edge taking the marshal wit him. Fabke was able to continue but the marshal was seriously injured when his head hit a rock.  (Track and Trail Magazine Dec 1976) ISDT 1976

Photo (Track and Trail Magazine Dec 1976) ISDT 1976

Photo of a steep rocky path that on Monday had a lot of riders in trouble. Here a Puch rider fights to not go over the edge. (Track and Trail Magazine Dec 1976) ISDT 1976

Photo (Track and Trail Magazine Dec 1976) ISDT 1976

Photo of #287 Reinhard Knoll who broke his left hand on Friday but continued to ride to try and keep the Austrian Trophy team ahead of the British. Canadian Ken Rice tries to pass during the Sunday Motocross  (Track and Trail Magazine Dec 1976) ISDT 1976

Photo  (Track and Trail Magazine Dec 1976) ISDT 1976

Photo – the Austrian Army provided communication links from checks to base with radio teletype. (Track and Trail Magazine Dec 1976) ISDT 1976

What the Papers said!

Australia’s Track and Trail magazine had a report by Alan Dark of the event in its Dec 1976 issue

Image scanned magazine article (Track and Trail Magazine Dec 1976) ISDT 1976

Image scanned magazine article (Track and Trail Magazine Dec 1976) ISDT 1976

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Image scanned magazine article (Track and Trail Magazine Dec 1976) ISDT 1976

Image scanned magazine article (Track and Trail Magazine Dec 1976) ISDT 1976

Image scanned magazine article (Track and Trail Magazine Dec 1976) ISDT 1976

Image scanned magazine article (Track and Trail Magazine Dec 1976) ISDT 1976

The Belgian Classic Enduro site has a gallery of images they have collated relating to Belgian riders and teams here

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 1976 ISDT here

Artifacts and Collectibles

Photo - 51st International Six Days Trial Austria ISDT 1976

Photo – Poster 51st International Six Days Trial Austria ISDT 1976

Photo US Team supporters sticker ISDT 1976

Photo US Team supporters sticker ISDT 1976 (Courtesy eBay)

Where are they now?

The ex Met Police Cheney Triumph ridden by David Randall and featured in images above is now being restored and their is a blog dedicated to the restoration available here

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1 thought on “ISDT 1976 – Austria”

  1. KTM #199 is British Army rider Bob Belton in Camerina 1974. Bob was my friend and guide during my Army days at Bordon. I spectated at that event and first met him there.

    He rode a 125 Rickman Zundapp purchased from Ken Heans shop in the 1976 ISDT. I rode as a Army individual on a 360 Bultaco Frontera in ’76 and gained a Silver.

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