Home Contact Us Stadia Pix Articles All About You Riders to Remember
DVDs Books Pictures Archive Dream Teams Programme Generator
18/09/2022
Dream Team: Garry Robinson
The Golden Hammer - 1996
Your Feedback
 
11/09/2022
Raking Over Old Coals
The Golden Hammer - 1995
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 
04/09/2022
Ode to Brough Park
The Golden Hammer - 1994
Which Craven?
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 
07/06/2022
Ivan Miller
The Golden Hammer - 1993
Your Feedback
 
22/05/2022
Generator - Prem Pairs
The Golden Hammer - 1992
 
01/05/2022
As The Crow Flies
The Golden Hammer - 1991
 
24/04/2022
Generator - Danish League
The Golden Hammer - 1990
Your Feedback
 
18/04/2022
Oxford's Minor Miracle
The Golden Hammer - 1989
 
03/04/2022
The Golden Hammer - 1986
The Golden Hammer - 1987
The Golden Hammer - 1988
 
27/03/2022
The Golden Hammer - 1983
The Golden Hammer - 1984
The Golden Hammer - 1985
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 
13/03/2022
The Golden Hammer - 1980
The Golden Hammer - 1981
The Golden Hammer - 1982
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 
27/02/2022
The Golden Hammer - 1977
The Golden Hammer - 1978
The Golden Hammer - 1979
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 
16/01/2022
The Speedway Bike
Your Feedback
 
02/01/2022
45 Years a Racer
Your Feedback
 
15/12/2021
DVD: Sheffield Memories
Your Feedback
 
21/11/2021
Ronnie's Newcastle Nightmare
Plus Points
 
14/11/2021
Book Review: Where Eagles Dared
The Cheetahs Are Back!
Your Feedback
 
07/11/2021
King's Lynn - Part Four
Track Pix: Redcar
Your Feedback
 
31/10/2021
DVD Review: Hans Nielsen
Track Pix: Sheffield
Your Feedback
 
10/10/2021
Artem Laguta
Track Pix: Birmingham
Your Feedback
 
03/10/2021
King's Lynn - Part Three
KENT - Central Park
Your Feedback
 
19/09/2021
Book Review: Yearbook 2020
Track Pix: Peterborough
Your Feedback
 
07/09/2021
Ian Hoskins Tribute
Ian Hoskins Tribute
Your Feedback
 
29/08/2021
Speedway's Black Hole
Track Pix: Mildenhall
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 
22/08/2021
Kirky Lane Demolition
Cinder Kings Exhibition
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 
09/08/2021
Aussies at Ipswich - 1
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 
18/07/2021
Steve Langton Strikes Gold
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 
11/07/2021
Book Review: Split Waterman
Your Feedback
 
27/06/2021
King's Lynn - Part 2
Your Feedback
 
13/06/2021
Irish Eyes Were Smiling
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 
31/05/2021
King's Lynn - Part 1
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 
23/05/2021
Speedway in Germany 1933
Dream Team : Kevin Huggett
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 
09/05/2021
The Bill Allen Mystery
Your Feedback
 
02/05/2021
The Ipswich Witches
The Danger of Winning
Your Feedback
 
25/04/2021
Australia 70/71
Canterbury Noise Trials
Your Feedback
 


The VSRA Speedway Museum - Progress Update....by Alan Hodkinson....23/04/2005

Of the first nineteen donations from VSRA members where the amount pledged totalled £1990 actual sum received was £3280. A very encouraging start to our fund raising venture. We are in process of writing to all VSRA members who made pledges yet to be forwarded, followed by letters requesting donations to all members who did not pledge.

All tracks Promoters have been asked to consider taking a collection amongst their supporters for the museum fund, and the response has been good. Mr. A. E. Mole has been an inspiration indeed. BSPA office too have been very helpful and interested in our progress.

We are setting up a stall at the London City Airport open day in conjunction with Terry Stone and the Men in Black road show. There we will be seeking donors to the fund and taking the opportunity to talk to visitors about their local Speedway tracks. This is a fun day arranged by the airport as a gesture to the local populace. An annual event, it has had Spitfire, Corsair, among the warbirds doing their displays plus quite the most skilful aerobatic aircraft performances one could hope to see over East London. An array of attractions and food stalls with fairground rides for the kids and all for free admission. Attendants with buckets will accept donations to the local children,s hospice. Starts 12 noon, Saturday July 16th.

Saturday and Sunday 21st and 22nd May sees our fund raising activities at the British Motorcycle Federation meet at Peterborough Showground. Again with the Men in Black and again talking up speedway racing to all and sundry. Any speedway or ex speedway personnel we come across will be introduced to a VSRA application form.

VSRA Patron Lord Montagu has given us the offer of a free stand at Beaulieu for the fantastic Motorcycle World meeting. This is a two day meet Saturday and Sunday 18th and 19th June. Again with the Men in Black and accompanied by Dave Russell who is making all equipment we require to present our project at his own cost as a donation to the fund.

Speedway promoters and managers of tracks near to any of these venues may wish to let me have any advertising material they consider suitable for the purpose of promoting their track and speedway in general. If possible we would appreciate it if a couple of complimentary tickets could be provided for us to raffle towards the museum fund.

Once we have raised as much money as possible from this great Speedway Family we can then go to businesses with evidence of our intent. Then they will know we are SERIOUS. These sponsors, as opposed to donors, will be entertained at the proposed site of our museum at Paradise Wildlife Park business centre in a group and their requirements will be discussed with the expertise of former speedway rider owner of the Zoo Park Peter Sampson. His experience of dealing with potential sponsors is as proficient as that of rearing wild animals and re introducing them to their natural surroundings. A day spent at this venue is a day of enjoyment and fascination for children and adults.

I thank all of you for your interest in this venture, and assure you that should we fail to meet our target all monies will be returned to source. For further information contact George Barclay on 020 8592 3361.


Previous Updates on this Project

01/04/2005


VSRA Website

 

This article was first published on 23rd April 2005

[ 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