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
 


Dream Team : Andy Baillie

Having just returned to the sport after an exile of 15 years, my appetite has been rekindled by memories of Coatbrige/Blantyre/Shawfield and this website.

JankeLawson

Merv Janke
The small pony tailed blonde Aussie with a style of riding totally suited to the deep shale at Coatbridge.

Mick McKeon
Another aussie with a never say die attitude. Very good point scorer at no 5, nearly always won the second halfs at Coatbridge.

Brian Collins
Pogo Collins always scored 12/15 points at every home match at Coatbridge. Held the team together points wise also held the silver helmet for a while before losing it to Joe Owen. Came second in the NLRC to Laurie Etheridge when his chain snapped whilst leading in the final run off.

Steve Lawson
What can you say about the Maryport Marvel? Always first out of the gate, couldn't pass water but didn't need to. Held the silver helmet for years and the track record at Blantyre. A joy to watch.

Graham 'Dandy' Dawson
Good number 3 at Coatbridge. Had all the gear and could gate. Tragically nearly died at Barrow when Ian Hindle's handle bars smashed under his helmet when both crashed. A loss to the sport.

Dave Gifford
Nutter! Always getting into trouble with the ref and always ending up with the Tigers fans in the crowd having a whip round to pay his fine, a battler.

Derek Richardson
Came through the ranks and ended up at no 4. Also rode for Belle-Vue and learned loads from Chris Morton/Peter Collins. Had the potential to do better.

A lot of names are missing the McKinnas/Nagy/Crabtree/and numerous other but these are the guys I remember watching when I was a wee laddie in the seventies/eighties.

 

This article was first published on 9th October 2004


 

  • Allan Wardrop:

    "Enjoy reading your website. Can you check out the Dream Team comment on Brian Collins regarding the Silver Helmet. I don't think he ever held it and only challenged once for it against then holder Joe Owen in summer 76 when it was held as a monthly match race and lost 2-1 at home and 2-0 away. "

    [ 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