Category Archives: Historical photo’s

All sorts of photo’s about bikes !

The Tsars Motorcycles (continued)

Motorcyclists and Comrades of the Russian Empire celebrating Easter. Two motorcycle rear wheel stands helped in making of a table.

1914 or 1915 Indians. They’re both Hedstrom engines, so 1915 or earlier models, not 1916. It’s a time of the First World War, the photo could be taken at any time during WW1 after 1915. The Tsars collection of motorcycles was growing.

Vodka on Easter, a fine family tradition!

Nicholas II or Nikolai II Alexandrovich Romanov, known in the Russian Orthodox Church as Saint Nicholas the Passion-Bearer, was the last Emperor of Russia, King of Congress Poland and Grand Duke of Finland, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his abdication on 15 March 1917.

The tsar was a forward-thinking man, and was aware of the industrial revolution that would sweep all before it, and as Juris said, the motorcycles ALWAYS go first!

There are several accounts of what happened, and historians have not agreed on a solid, confirmed scope of events. You can do your own studies.

sources: Debbie Eyges, Barry Oliver, Vladimir Krutko, internet

Boris Leonidovich Dinaburg

Boris Leonidovich Dinaburg

Boris Leonidovich Dinaburg recently passed away (27.03.1940 – 15.10.2022).
He was born in Kostroma, lived in Kovrov and Vladimir.
Attained Master of Sports of the USSR.
Two-time USSR champion in multi-day moto racing, winner of FIM gold medals.
Motocross of Nations medalist, participant of the individual World Championship stages.
Winner of the USSR Championship and 4-time winner of winter motocross in Kovrov.
Rest in peace.

source: Andrey Spitsyn USSR Sportsbikes

Luule Tuul

Luule Tuul

A most serious anniversary is celebrated by Luule Tuul.
She is from Estonia.
The Master of Sports of the USSR.
21-time USSR champion in highway and ring moto racing (1966-1991). Holder of 7 silver and 3 bronze medals. 42-time Estonian champion.

LET LIFE OPEN THE FULL CUP OF HAPPINESS…
LET ANY QUESTION BE ANSWERED.
MAY YOU LIVE A LONG LIFE! SMILE MORE OFTEN!
AND THE REST IS HUSTLE BUSTLE!!! – Лина Гизатулина

source: Andrey Spitsyn

Historical photos

The first motorcycle races in Serpukhov near Moscow took place in the summer of 1936. It was a linear race 1 kilometer from the start, from the start the race was to set speed records. The start was given in the village of Novye Kuzmenki go Serpukhov (there is now a shop in this place). The racers started one or two and raced towards Moscow. They finished outside the village of Volosovo (now it’s Go Chekhov) at the airport turn. There used to be a sculpture of a moose. By the way, spectators standing by the highway prevented the forest giants (not rare then) from going out on the road. Participant camp was at the airfield.
The main judge of the motoraces was the renowned pilot Valery Pavlovich Chkalov, who at that time was just perfecting the bombing skills at the Serpukhov Aviation School.
According to the materials of the newspaper “Vybiray” and memories .

Photo from the Zikeeva Olympiad archive.
source: Andrey Spitsyn