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Al Stewart

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  • Birthday 01/15/1948

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  1. The Monarchs 100 fundraising group are staging their second online auction on Sunday 18th April starting at midday, and hosted again by Scott Wilson. This year’s auction is raising funds towards Monarchs’ Speedway Academy which intends to take its first steps this year via a mini play track and a junior circuit. The bulk of the items are speedway-related though there is a Bay City Rollers set which includes a scarf worn by the late Alan Longmuir (a Monarchs Ambassador), and a pair of boxing gloves autographed by 2014 Commonwealth Gold Medallist Charlie Flynn. The full list can be viewed at Monarchs 100 | Edinburgh Monarchs Speedway | Official Club Website On the Speedway side there are race jackets from Redcar, Edinburgh, a Les Collins GB international, the 2019 Scottish Open and testimonials including Alun Rossiter and Krsysztof Kasperzak. There are Speedway Stars right from the first issue in 1952, most copies up to 1970 including several complete volumes, and most editions of the excellent pictorial magazine the Monthly Speedway World from the 1940s and 50s. Programmes – there’s a 1937 Southampton, pre-war or wartime issues from Belle Vue, West Ham, New Cross etc., Wembley World finals from the 1950s including Jack Young’s victory in 1951 There’s pre-war badges from West Ham and Bristol, books, framed photos, a framed set of Carl Stonehewer cards – and plenty more amongst more than 130 lots.
  2. Al Stewart

    Newcastle Diamonds 2021

    Well you accused the Edinburgh promotion of robbing you and refusing to answer your question, so I don't see that it is particularly unfriendly to point out the facts. Redcar were indeed involved in the meeting on 2/9/2016 with the second match v Plymouth abandoned after 11 heats (not 6). So you were unlucky to attend the least satisfactory double header we ever staged but it wasn't as bad as you remembered.
  3. Al Stewart

    Newcastle Diamonds 2021

    This scenario never happened. Either you are confusing it with another track or you have dreamt the whole thing. Just to be fair I checked the records and I found that Edinburgh have had 20 double headers in their history. In 17 of these both matches were completed in full, and the number of heats lost in the others was 2, 2 and 4. I could list them all if you want but I'm guessing you won't want. If you are talking about Armadale only, we have had 8 double headers, and 6 times we have raced all 30 heats. On 31/8/2012 we had to stop after 28 heats, and on 2/9/2016 we only managed 26 heats - 4 lost. Nothing remotely like your description.
  4. Al Stewart

    EMTV-REWIND

    This Friday Edinburgh have their final rewind of the summer, the 2002 Scottish Open.
  5. Al Stewart

    EMTV-REWIND

    We are taking a week off from the EMTV Rewind matches because of the GPs. Next one will be Friday 4th September.
  6. Al Stewart

    EMTV-REWIND

    The meetings are chosen first and foremost for the standard of the racing. We have a record of how many heats from each match were chosen for the end of season highlights tapes. So while Newport may have had better teams in other matches they did not provide such good racing.
  7. Al Stewart

    EMTV-REWIND

    How many clubs have shown a home defeat in their transmissions? Edinburgh have.
  8. Here is the link to join the Monarchs auction: https://www.edinburghmonarchs.co.uk/news-centre/article/2020-06-06/going-under-the-hammer
  9. The route into Saturday's Monarchs 100 auction, plus a list of the items being sold, are on the Edinburgh website now. Joining the auction on Saturday at 2pm will also be via this route, just a one-click button.
  10. The Edinburgh Monarchs 100 fundraising group will be holding an online auction of memorabilia and other items on Saturday 6th June. The auction is expected to include rare badges, racing suits and helmets, race jackets, rosettes and programmes. Richie Worrall has promised to donate his league winning Leicester kevlars from last season and the other 2020 Monarchs will be asked to look out some personalised items! Details on how to take part in the auction will be announced well in advance, as will the full list of what is to be auctioned. The auction will be hosted by Scott Wilson, and anyone with any donations can contact Scott on auction@scott-wilson.net
  11. Al Stewart

    EMTV-REWIND

    It was connected to the takeover of Sheffield and the way Cliff Carr was treated.
  12. Al Stewart

    EMTV-REWIND

    We were late notifying last week I gather. Ours will be on there in future.
  13. Al Stewart

    EMTV-REWIND

    I thought we were organised to get this coverage but obviously not. I will investigate.
  14. Al Stewart

    EMTV-REWIND

    I bumped into Geoff last year and emailed him last night to check he is doing OK. He is and sounds very cheerful. He stopped coming to Armadale at a time when his work made it awkward, and he also had a spell of ill health. He writes articles on chess now.
  15. Of course you are correct in what you say but in fact the SRBF doesn’t really have a website at the moment. The intention for some time has been to set up a new one but it is not yet ready.
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