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  2. customhouseregular

    The earliest speedway meeting 1928

    I well remember being there in February 1968 for the 40th. anniversary event.
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  4. norbold

    The earliest speedway meeting 1928

    It's at the back of the King's Oak in what is now the Epping Forest Visitors' Centre. You can still see the outline of the track and the banking.
  5. falcace

    The earliest speedway meeting 1928

    Quick question for you Norman... If anyone knows it will be you. What is the exact spot on the map where the first meeting took place? Reason I ask is that a few years ago, I took part in a cross country event around Epping Forest (Orion 15 - you get a glass of champagne at the finish!). I only became aware afterwards that it was either at the same - or very close to - the site of the first ever speedway meeting. Have I "raced" on the same hallowed turf?
  6. topaz325

    Glasgow 2020

    Read in this weeks star that Connnor Bailey has been the victim of online abuse , the item does not directly say the reason behind this abuse just jealousy probably . The lad seems to have the maturity to not let it affect him too much. Brst of luck to him next season .
  7. mikebv

    What are they doing now?

    Adequately socially distanced I hope? It can be a bit tight for space in some houses, especially terraced...
  8. chunky

    The earliest speedway meeting 1928

    Wow! You know so much! Were you there???
  9. chunky

    Zenon Plech

    What? That's terrible; I'm in shock...
  10. BOBBATH

    Zenon Plech

    R.I.P.-just passed away , only 67
  11. pienpeesman

    Newcastle 2020

    You can keep numba 6
  12. norbold

    The earliest speedway meeting 1928

    42 riders entered on the day in 8 different events, each with scheduled heats, semi-finals and final. In all 50 races were programmed. I do have a few more results than appear on Speedway Researcher (should I send them to you, Tiger Owl?), but nothing like 50 races and in those races that I have records of, there are only about 20 - 25 different names mentioned, leaving something like 20 who don't get a mention. Norman Lewis may well have been one of those. Oh, just to add, DC, the meeting WAS advertised with posters, in the motor cycle press and in the local press.
  13. gazzac

    Newcastle 2020

    Yee must be funnin gadgie, a southerner canna dee tha....
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  15. TotallyHonestJohn

    Newcastle 2020

    If ya say the words in ya best Cheryl Cole accent they will start to make sense to ya... bonny lad... Regards THJ
  16. Schwantz34

    ICE 2021

    I see from the Heerenveen site that they are not planning any event for next year as it's not viable without spectators. Feint hopes of a last minute trip to Berlin if it happens, if not then that's going to be two years without ice speedway Need to get to at least two events in 2022
  17. gazzac

    Newcastle 2020

    Is anyone else having trouble with Google translate, doesn't seem to be working for me at the moment....
  18. East End Fan

    Rye House 2020

    I do not know if my memory is correct. ( maybe someone will tell me?) but when Silver sold the club to the car racing bloke, he carried on running it for at least one season. Maybe it was a period when he was training the new owners ? But it all ended in tears and finally ended not only the Rockets, but also my own Hammers as well. Terrible for the sport, but who was at fault ? The BSPA for insisting on mid-week racing, or the new owner in moving up to the top league ? In all of the years that Rye House had success, they were never in the top league.
  19. Neila

    NEW LOOK FOR STAR

    Mine arrived today
  20. Interesting profession, does he do foreigners, or is he not multilingual?
  21. TotallyHonestJohn

    Newcastle 2020

    A like the way ya thinking Ruff but av seen the YouTube of Freddie singing so we will get him on the club and pub circuit Ludde can go to Warbys and need the dough to make the baps... the two Wozzas are like the Trotters off "only fools and horses" so they will get by... the Bjerres can do Snow White owa the Christmas as two of the 7 and then become Grape Tredders making the Chateau Gallowgate from the grapes grown on the banks of the Tyne and if James is owt like their kid we can get him a job in Greggs putting the holes in the doughnuts... Jobs a good un as the saying goes... Regards THJ...
  22. jenga

    What are they doing now?

    has he given up being a pro drinker and test pilot for Guinness ?
  23. ruffdiamond

    Newcastle 2020

    Looks good, the non brits could maybe come over as fruit pickers, but I could see James and Charlie squabbling over who drives there and who drives back.
  24. TotallyHonestJohn

    Newcastle 2020

    OooooĆ²h am so tempted but when a guess right a get accused of spoiling the fun... So mums the word from THJ.. But I prefer the intelligent guess with a bit of reason behind it rather than pick 7 riders whose averages add up to 53 and wouldn't come to Newcastle as long as they had a hole in their posterior... you know the type... so here goes... 1. Freddie Lindgren 8.25 2. Ludvig Lindgren 4.20 3. Richie Worrall 8.11 4. Stevie Worrall 7.39 5. Kenneth Bjerre 6.25 6 Lasse Bjerre 4.05 7. James Wright 4.00 Total 42.25 with 0.25 to spare... The reason behind the team is we will only have half the travel cost cos they can all pair off and when James comes up he can drop Charlie off at Redcar on the way and save on travell there as well. Who needs @Dandelion it's Simples... Regards THJ
  25. tigerowl

    The earliest speedway meeting 1928

    It may well be true. There are results from the meeting on the Speedway Researcher website but there are gaps to fill and Norman doesn't appear in those results.
  26. gazzac

    Newcastle 2020

    who'll be the first!!
  27. Derwent

    What are they doing now?

    Stoney is now a HGV driver.
  28. Terrace Grumbler

    Newcastle 2020

    As we now have two vacancies in next season's team, I'm disappointed that @Dandelion hasn't come up with any suggestions yet.
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