Why has a planning application been submitted for one of our speedway tracks and should we be worried?
Can you help Tracy Holmes [ firstname.lastname@example.org ] ?
"Many thanks to Steve Baker for helping me with the Daily Express Spring Classic. Can anyone help with this one? Ole Olsen did not ride in the Classics of 73, 77, 78 & 80. Does anyone know why? I have asked Sir Ole but he cannot remember. Would love to hear from you."
Friends of Speedway (a non-profit making organisation who are proud to sponsor the British Youth Championship - formerly the Under 15's) are pleased to announce the 62nd edition of their magazine the Voice which is packed full of interest and enjoyment. This issue is a big 24 pages, which will keep your interest for hours!
In this issue David Telfer gives his inevitable views on all things speedway in general; Nina Saunders gives an overview of her plans for Southampton return; John Chaplin talks of schoolboy idols; Charles Mackay says 'time for an overhaul of the rules' and the lowdown on the Robins new home; Roy Delaney gives an insight in to Stanley Hart and Roy Vigor; John Hyam talks about Ron Johnson; Slider gives his own imitable views on speedway at present; Editor Stu Towner reports on the Ivor Thomas Memorial Meeting at Iwade and Sue Towner waxes lyrical on her favourite subject. There is much more too to keep you going for hours!
Available from Friends of Speedway; 117 Church Lane, Chessington, Surrey KT9 2DP. Please send your cheque for £12 made out to the above for four issues of the Voice to Stuart Towner at the above address or ring 0208-397 6599 for more information.
"Re South African riders. Harry Serruirer, another of the 5 brothers, had second halfs at Poole in the mid 1950s. Also on this strand - I'm sure I have seen something that said Bert Clark was not a native South African and had emigrated from Scotland. Anyone confirm this one?"
"Many thanks for restoring such wonderful memories and do say hello to Frank for me please. It's so great to see these pictures again also. I worked at Belle Vue Speedway for Miss Hart before going into the army for National Service then moved here to Canada in 1957. Hopefully I can copy a couple of the pictures and tresure them. Many thanks once again."
"I wish I could have watched George Newton ride in his heyday but I wasn't born till 1965. He was the best grandad anybody could wish for and his wife Hazel is still the best nan to this day, she is 99 years old and I love her to bits."