Home Contact Us Stadia Pix Articles All About You Riders to Remember
DVDs Books Pictures Archive Dream Teams Programme Generator
09/06/2018
Honours & Handicapping
Backtrack - Mauger Special
Your Feedback
 
03/06/2018
'Hero' or 'Villain'
Speedway Pennants
Your Feedback
 
19/05/2018
Media Ignored Ivan
Stars of the 70s - Part 2
Your Feedback
 
13/05/2018
Schwartz and the World Final
Stars of the 70s - Part 1
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 
06/05/2018
Vic Collins
Kiwis Overseas Final -2000/01
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 
29/04/2018
Jack Millen - 40 Years On
Kiwis Overseas Final - 1999
Your Feedback
 
22/04/2018
A Bandits' Dozen
Kiwis Overseas Final - 1998
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 
16/04/2018
Ivan Mauger
Photographs
 
15/04/2018
Opening Nights: Shawfield
Kiwis Overseas Final - 1997
Your Feedback
 
08/04/2018
Alf Kaines
Kiwis Overseas Final - 1996
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 
01/04/2018
Laydowns Killed the Spectacle
Kiwis Overseas Final - 1995
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 
25/03/2018
A Night to Remember
Kiwis Overseas Final - 1994
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 
15/03/2018
Book Review: Bert Harkins
Kiwis Overseas Final - 1993
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 
03/03/2018
Leningrad Visit Britain
Kiwis Overseas Final - 1992
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 
24/02/2018
90th Anniversary Celebration
Kiwis Overseas Final - 1991
Plus Points
 
18/02/2018
It's All About You: Richard Goodwin
Kiwis Overseas Final - 1990
Your Feedback
 
11/02/2018
Where Were They Then?
Kiwis Overseas Final - 1989
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 
04/02/2018
Track Pix: UFA
Kiwis Overseas Final - 1988
New Book: Bert Harkins Biog.
Your Feedback
 
28/01/2018
Mythbusters
Kiwis Overseas Final - 1987
Your Feedback
 
21/01/2018
It's All About You: Colin Hodgson
Plaque for Road Bikes
Kiwis Overseas Final - 1986
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 
14/01/2018
Riders to Remember: Wal Morton
Kiwis Overseas Final - 1985
Your Feedback
 
07/01/2018
It's All About You....Paul Davey
2018 NZ Championship
Kiwis Overseas Final - 1984
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 


New Book:
Worldwide Speedway Adventurer
By Tony Webb

Brisbane author Tony Webb's long awaited biography on the life of pioneer speedway promoter and entrepreneur Albert John Hunting will be released on March 1 2014. "Worldwide Speedway Adventurer" is a must for students of speedway history.

Webb, an English born speedway buff, has spent three years researching the life of Hunting, fondly known as AJ. The 260 page book which has 71,000 words and 190 photographs ties in AJ 's travels from Melbourne to New Zealand, Sydney, Queensland, England, France, South America, New York and finally back to Queensland. Although AJ had speedway promotion as his focal point he dabbled in many adventures on the way.

Boxing, tourism, publishing, floodlight golf, inventions, health club, farming and prospecting.

The most startling revelation is that he invented one day cricket in 1933, pre Packer!

AJ was a meticulous recorder of facts, Webb was granted access to the family archives dating back to 1896.

This is a speedway book with a difference, Webb bravely challenges to long held theories on the birth of speedway. he will doubtless win few friends within the speedway world as he exposes long held beliefs, but backed up by the factual evidence.

The story, which was written in consultation with the Hunting family, is in chronological order.

Comprehensive data on riders and copies of personal letters are included. The authors research took him to Melbourne and London in search of the facts.

Webb said that his main inspiration was from Australian historian the late Jim Shepherd, a man he said was not afraid to challenge the legends and who gave encouragement when others were less then helpful. There was a story to be told that puts Queensland right up there in speedway history and I was determined to publish it he said.

Worldwide Speedway Adventurer is published through Clark and Mackay isbn 978-0-646-91583-8. It will be marketed through www.abebooks.com or direct from the author binbooks@iinet.net.au at 15 Tranquil Street, Sunnybank hills, Queensland 4109. Price $40 plus postage world wide.

A number of library talks and book signings are planned for 2014.

 

This article was first published on 2nd February 2014

[ Use Mobile Version ]
 

 

Comment on this Article | Contact Us | Go Back to Main Menu

   Please leave your comments on this article or on the site as a whole