Black leather heroes

Once, an old acquaintance told me that they looked at motorcycle racers in leather suits in the early nineteen fifties – as if they would look the same at aliens now.
In fact, it looks beautiful. Yes, ordinary people dressed then in those years, so-so.
The photo shows the champions of the USSR DOSAAF in motorsport in 1951.
From left to right: Fedor Erastov, Oleg Mikhailov, G. Khristoforov, Galina Konovalova (all – Moscow), M. Izotova (Lithuanian SSR), Victor Drobitsky, A. Karpov (USSR), Sergei Kadushkin (Leningrad).
23 September, 1951. Photo by Valentin Khukhlaev.

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