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About Garry1603

  • Birthday 03/16/1960

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  1. Peter Collins Article

    I only usually get the Speedway Star these days when it's got content that I know I'll be interested in - season preview edition, structure changes etc and when I saw the title for this topic I was going to order it as I am / was a big PC fan but having read through this topic I think I'll give it a miss. It sounds like it's a very one sided article and doesn't paint Collins in a good way. His health may or may not have been a factor in his interview, but it should be a topic dealt with around a table - not dissected in public by people who don't know the full picture.
  2. Surely rider replacment would be better so less riders have to turn up - but each eat / drink a bit more
  3. The only thing that matters on this thread is that one of the worlds most talented ever speedway riders faces a lifetime in a wheelchair - come on everybody let's get behind the man rather than petty bickering. Get well Tomasz, your fans in the UK are with you.
  4. Lashing it down in Manchester at the moment.
  5. Ivan Mauger

    The statement in full:- August 2017 Statement from Mauger family: Ivan Mauger Speedway Collection We have been incredibly touched by the support and good wishes which we have received from friends, fans and the entire speedway fraternity over the recent years since our father’s illness began. The messages and help are of great comfort to us, and it is heartening to see just how many people Dad’s career touched and inspired. As almost all families will experience, we have reached a difficult crossroads and had to make some tough decisions with regards to the future. As our father’s condition is sadly not improving and our mother has moved from the family home, which previously housed the enormous number of trophies, awards and motorcycles amassed by our father, we have come to the decision to part with much of his collection. Our father was arguably the most successful speedway rider of all time, and amassed the most astonishing number of trophies, awards and motorcycles. He kept fastidiously good care of each and every one, reflecting his passion and respect for the sport. We take great pride in the condition and variety of his collection, and know that it will bring joy to his fans, admirers and speedway enthusiasts alike when sold at auction in October at Bonhams Autumn Stafford Sale. Part of his collection is already on display for the benefit of the public in the Canterbury Museum in his home town of Christchurch, New Zealand. It brings us all great pleasure to think of the speedway community enjoying the jackets, bikes and memorabilia which were part of our daily lives for so long. Each and every item holds its own collection of memories, and we now feel that we have reached the right moment to share them with the world, having spent years being approached by interested parties keen to own a slice of speedway history and our father’s career. Our father has always been grateful for his own good fortune, and did not take his successes for granted. He is a compassionate man, and one who never forgot those whose careers were cut short due to accidents or misfortune. As a tribute to our father’s generosity, we will be making a contribution to the Speedway Riders Benevolent Fund in his name. Proceeds raised from the sale of several of the lots, including a signature chequered Bell helmet and his trophies from the 1975 season will be donated to the charity. We look forward to sharing these cherished memories of our father’s career with his fans and enthusiasts around the world, and know that he would be both immensely proud and deeply humbled by the enthusiasm with which his collection is being met across the globe. Julie, Kym and Debbie
  6. Holder Sacked

    David and Chris seem to have become the "forgotten men" of Belle Vue, but without them and their determination, there wouldn't be a new stadium for us all to enjoy.
  7. Holder Sacked

    Sadly, although Holder and Batch have got the temporary inconvenience (and lost earnings) from this avoidable situation, the real loser yet again is British speedway. Hopefully the national press don't get hold of the story, otherwise it's yet another nail in the coffin. Why couldn't Chapman and the riders have sat down and discussed their issues before it came to this? I'm sure that if either party had offered, something could have been agreed - but no, a lack of communication has left all the parties looking a bit amateurish (including the sport itself). It will be interesting to see what sort of reception the two riders get (if) they ever appear at KL again.
  8. Greatest 5 Americans Ever

    Agreed, as well as the obvious ability he had the desire to take it to the very top. My top five would be (and it's a very difficult choice) 1. Bruce Penhall 2. Greg Hancock 3, Scott Autrey 4. Kelly Moran 5. Dennis Sigalos ........ but there's an easy argument for Lance King, Shawn Moran, John Cook, Ron Preston etc.
  9. Sad news to read that Ila Teromaa passed away yesterday. He was always a whole hearted, but fair rider when he came to Belle Vue with Leicester and Cradley. Injuries maybe stopped him reaching the highest level but a great entertainer. Riders like Ila are the mainstay of the sport in any generation of riders. Condolences to his family and friends. http://leicesterlions.co/news.php?extend.31018
  10. Bryan Seery Rip

    Bryan Seery was one of the most influencial figures in speedway to the real fans - giving us what we wanted. Before the days of computers it has to be said. RIP Bryan and thank you.
  11. Is There A Need For Guest Riders?

    Maybe there should be a restriction in the number of guests a team can use in a season? If they were allowed {say} six for the season there would be at least a few opportunities to give youth a chance whilst fielding a strong team for the 'big' matches.
  12. Warsaw Gp 13th May 2017

    Along with Nicky and Greg, I can also see Chris Holder struggling to get top eight - three world champions!
  13. Thoughts With Danny Phillips

    Best wishes for a full recovery Danny. Too many bad injuries in the last couple of years
  14. Rising Crowds This Season?

    Sadly, this is true.
  15. Krsko 2017 - Round 1

    Really looking forward to this. My twopenneth's worth:- Doyle Tai Emil Barty