21 Feb 1953

Len Silver signed Zenon Plech in 1975. Appeared in 7 World Finals, finishing runner-up to Ivan Mauger by a point in 1979 and 3rd in 1973, again by a point, with Jerzy Szczakiel beating Ivan Mauger (again) in a run-off.

Heat leader with Bo Petersen at Hackney. Performed better in front of big crowds and when the pressure was on and on his day could beat any rider in the world. One of the Hackney greats, wearing the No.3 jacket.

Len Silver once considered adopting Zenon to enable him to ride in the UK !