Home Contact Us Stadia Pix Articles All About You Riders to Remember
DVDs Books Pictures Archive Dream Teams Programme Generator
Where Were They Then?
Kiwis Overseas Final - 1989
Plus Points
Your Feedback
Track Pix: UFA
Kiwis Overseas Final - 1988
New Book: Bert Harkins Biog.
Your Feedback
Kiwis Overseas Final - 1987
Your Feedback
It's All About You: Colin Hodgson
Plaque for Road Bikes
Kiwis Overseas Final - 1986
Plus Points
Your Feedback
Riders to Remember: Wal Morton
Kiwis Overseas Final - 1985
Your Feedback
It's All About You....Paul Davey
2018 NZ Championship
Kiwis Overseas Final - 1984
Plus Points
Your Feedback
It's All About You: Fred Pallett
Kiwis Overseas Final - 1983
Plus Points
Your Feedback
South African Tour 1951
Kiwis Overseas Final - 1982
Plus Points
Your Feedback
DVD: Coventry Memories
New Hope at Oxford?
Hope Exhausted for Dons
Your Feedback
DVD Review: 101 BIG Moments
Kiwis Overseas Final - 1981
Plus Points
Your Feedback
Review: Speedway at Full Throttle
The Vestry Museum
Your Feedback
Book Review: Backtracking 3
Speedway Specials
Plus Points
Your Feedback
Track Pix: Hertingen
It's All About You: John Hyam
Your Feedback
DVD: Shawn Moran Racing
12th California Reunion
Your Feedback
The Tebbys - Stan and Jim
California 2017 Reunion
Plus Points
Your Feedback
Trouble for Monarchs
Svein Kaasa Cuttings
Your Feedback
What Happened to our "Season"
Riders to Remember: Ray Moore
Your Feedback

Martin Mewies - Speedway Painter

We've featured some excellent speedway related art on the site over the years - poetry from David Walsh, the magnificent 'Five Aces' song by McClelland & Fitzgerald and Jim Blanchard's paintings amongst them. Now it seems that Jim has a (friendly) rival in the speedway artwork arena.

Martin Mewies is the new kid on the block and the picture above is his painting of Leigh Adams in action at the Latvian Grand Prix.

Martin said:

"I got Leigh to sign the mount and the back of the original painting when he came up for the Brandonapolis. I did send a couple down with Rosco to Leigh's farewell meeting so he could sign and sell them, but I don't know whether that actually happened or not to be honest."

The style is undoubtedly similar to Jim Blanchard's and their paths have crossed, as Martin explains.

"My paintings have viewed by Jim at the speedway show over the past couple of years and he reckons I am getting the hang of it! I reckon most viewers of speedway on SKY TV will have seen a bit of my work, the banner 'Chris Harris does exactly what it says on the tin' as shown at Brandon meetings and the playoff final at Poole is one of mine!"

No doubt many of Leigh's followers would like to get their hands on a copy of the painting, so we asked Martin whether this would be possible.

"I don't have any real plans to run prints, I guess you could put my E-mail address on and say that if I get enough interest I will do some. I just get a kick out of people seeing them to be honest, I guess it is the show off in me!"

If you'd like to get in touch with Martin then his email address is martinsquiz@msn.com


  • Sandie:

    "I have seen a lot of Martin's work and he most definitely has a lot of talent. And like Jim Blanchard he is very generous toward speedway good causes."

  • Lynette Schlein:

    "I have seen Martin's work from start to finish. He most certainly has a definite talent in painting speedway riders. He completed one of Rory which was awesome but I'm biased. Well done Martin."

    [ 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