History

  

 Overviews activities of ECMO from its founding in 2001 over the years

w CEC-races  were being held by many competitors in various locations spread over different European countries
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w CEC races  competitors came from various countries
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w CMCdN country teams with results over the years

 

  

Champions of the past

 

Lanfranc Angelini 7 times Italian champion class 250 and 500., During his cross career began in 1957 and ended in 1970. Five titles were won in the 250 class and two in 500. Angelini constantly took part in the Grand Prix at Imola 1957/65, with no specific results. Despite its slim physique, with impeccable style and balance, he was able to easily and successfully to drive heavy motor Gilera Saturno, BSA Gold Star, and the Husqvarna 500.

Rolf Tibblin, born in 1937, World Champion - 500 Class of 1962 and 1963, winner of 3 Grand Prix in Imola. He was one of the greatest champions, together with the Swedish Lundin, Nilsson, Hallman and Aberg. He started his young career in 1959 and earned his first title of European Champion in the 250 class with Husqvarna. In 1960 and 1961 he rode with a new four-stroke Husqvarna. In 1962 and 1963, he won his two world titles. In 1965 he came to Imola with the Czechoslovak CZ 360 winning Lundin. In 1967 he moved to California.

Sten Lundin, born in 1931, 500 world class of 1959 and 1961 and winner of 4 races at Imola '55, '58, '59 and '60. He rode in the premier class for driving the BSA (1955 and '56), then the Monark (1957, '58, '59 and '60), switched to Lito (1961, '62, '63 and '64) and ended in 1965 with the Matchless-Metisse. Four times he was the winner of the Grand Prix at Imola in Italy.

Torsten Hallman, born in 1939, has won numerous awards thirty-seven and four world titles in the 250cc class (1962, '63, '66 and '67). During his long career, Hallman rode for Husqvarna and has always worked hard for the sport and in particular the introduction of motocross in the U.S. in the late sixties to promote. He was the best rider in the world competitions Swedish class 250. His battles with Belgium JoŽl Robert were among the best in the history of motocross. "Mr. Motocross" was the nickname that Hallman has earned for its performance, style and accuracy.

Emilio Ostorero 16 times Italian champion class 250 and 500. He was nicknamed "The Lion of Avigliana". In his more than 20 years of cross career has a total of sixteen national titles and won many international competitions. In total victories was more than three hundred fifty. His debut in motocross is dated September 25, 1955. He was rewarded with an unprecedented popularity in Italy. His career ended in the mid seventies.

Dave Bickers still owns the Greeves Hawkstone on which he took the 1960 European 250cc title. He won by 13 points from fellow Brit Jeff Smith. Riding British-built Greeves motorcycles, he dominated the competition scene for several years. He was known as "The Coddenham Flier". Founder of Bickers Action responsible for creating the Banking Rig.

     

Bill Nilsson

Born in 1932 was twice world champion in the 500 class: in 1957, and with the AJS in 1960 with the Husqvarna. He has eighteen Grands Prix victories and four Motocross of Nations (1955, '58, '61 and '62). He rode in the 500 class with only four-stroke engines. It was the first from Sweden who won the world title and gives credit to Husqvarna.

     

 

Arthur Lampkin

Founder of a dynasty motorcycling ARTHUR Lampkin, deceased at age 91, widely known in the world of motorcycle trial as the father of Arthur, later the British trial champion, Martin, British and world champion and Alan, the British champion. Martin's son Duggie's seven times world champion.
Alan was
born in 1944 
Arthur
junior tinkered with the BSA Blue Star and long before he was old enough to have a license, he drove on the big machine drive around fields and waste ground.
Dan, bought with the merit of a paper round his own machine.


Les Archer

He was born in 1929 and was European champion in the 500 class in 1956. He made his debut in the motorcycle at the age of sixteen. With the help of Hankins, built his first cross a Norton Manx 500 T. This experimental prototype was equipped with a new chassis specially built for him. Throughout his career he remained loyal to Norton At Imola he drove nearly constant 1952/62 with results that the value promised. He was also the commentator and journalist specializing in motocross. On 25 January 1967 at the age of 38, he crashed without serious consequences, in the scrum at the start of a race of 750 cc in America. After 21 years he decided to stop riding. Looking for a climate and a better quality of life, he moved to Calpe (Alicante) in southern Spain

Jeff Smith

He was born in 1934, he has won world titles in motocross in the 500 class of 1964 and 1965 with the BSA 441 Victor. In 1965, he won nine championships in Britain, has always remained faithful to the BSA. At Imola, apart from the '56 and '60, he competed 1955/65. In the First Great in 1957, after winning the first round, he missed the victory by a narrow margin after dominating the entire race. In 1970 he moved to America. It was also incorporated into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2000.


Donald and Derek Rickman.

The English brothers. 
After initial
victories, Rickman began to design and build the frames for their engines in the early sixties, they built a kind of slender frame is how the brand Metisse. This idea was a great success and the two brothers began their production so important Rickman Metisse. Both have represented Great Britain in the 1960 Motocross of Nations and won many national and international competitions. At Imola, attended the Grand Prix World Championship in 1959, '60 and '64. In 1959, classified the 2nd and 3rd place behind Sten Lundin. In 1964 he took part in the Grand Prix 250 class.

Gunnar Johansson  

Swedish national champion class 500

Albert Courajod  

Swiss champion (1954, '55, '56, '57 and '58), who had attended the event at Imola in 2010

Canzio Tosi

He was born in 1937. He was 5 times Italian champion class 250 and 500.
He was one of the most representative of the off-road riders and has always stood for honesty, professionalism and dedication throughout his career.

Otto Walz  

German champion class 500;

Charles Molinari  

He was three times champion of France of 1952, '54 and '55.