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  1. norbold

    US riders of the 30's

    Quite right, Sidney. I am an idiot with no mind of my own and easily swayed by a man I have never met. I was totally unable to read all the posts on this Forum and make up my own mind and just fell under Chunky's Svengali-like influence. It's very instructive to learn what your real opinion of me is.
  2. norbold

    US riders of the 30's

    Please just STOP, Sidney.
  3. norbold

    US riders of the 30's

    Thanks for clearing that up, John. Oh, by the way, can you remind us who wrote this? “Over the years I have written on a freelance basis for most speedway publications - 'Speedway Gazette,' 'Speedway Reporter,' 'Speedway News,' 'Speedway World' and many more. In 1954, when the Southern Area League started I offered to write about the competition for the 'Speedway Star' and they agreed….It was the start of a link that led to me being offered a full-time post at 'Speedway Star' in 1955… I stayed in that post until 1962. “I was out of speedway journalism for more than 9 years, but resurfaced in 1972 when I was involved as a freelance writer and sub-editor with the 'Speedway Mail' which I ceased links with in 1984. “There came another lengthy period out of speedway until Wimbledon's return as a Conference League track in 2002 when I resumed old links with 'Speedway Star' as the track reporter, also contributing items on overseas speedway. “I…did edit in the early 1960s the first two editions of the annual 'Speedway Digest.' In recent years since about 1998 I have been a contributor to the 'Vintage Speedway Magazine' and more recent times to 'Classic speedway.'” Thank you.
  4. norbold

    Speedway magazines over the years

    I bought Speedway World every week in 1960 and Cyril J Hart is stated as the editor in every issue. I hope that's reliable enough for you.
  5. norbold

    Oldest Surviving World Finalists

    It is Ove Fundin's 87th birthday today.
  6. norbold

    Speedway Star Digest

    Cyril J Hart was still the editor of Speedway World in 1960.
  7. norbold

    Speedway Star Digest

    The first editors were John Wick and Tom Morgan (1956), then John Wick on his own, then finally Cyril J Hart.
  8. norbold

    Speedway Star Digest

    The Fivestar annual lasted until 1963, the same as the Digest, so it wasn't introduced after its demise. I've also got a complete set of the Astoria Annuals from the 1950s.
  9. norbold

    Speedway Star Digest

    Yes, I've still got all mine as well as all my Fivestar annuals from around the same period and just earlier.
  10. norbold

    West Country Gazette

    No, The West Country Gazette is not a regular feature, but the Talking Pictures channel has lots of short 5-15 minutes historical films, many from the 1940s and 50s. I find them fascinating. You need to keep a watch out for them.
  11. norbold

    West Country Gazette

    Any time, TWK! They said it was a grasstrack meeting at the beginning. The racing looked particularly uninspiring I thought, though nevertheless interesting to see Vic Duggan in action.
  12. norbold

    New Cross Memories

    Unlikely to be 1933 because Roy wasn't born till 1934.
  13. norbold

    New Cross Memories

    From that page, it looks like Getty Images gets sued more times than they sue other people!
  14. norbold

    New Cross Memories

    If you put them up there or are the page's administrator you will have to delete them yourself. If you didn't post them, unless you are the page's administrator, you won't be able to delete them.
  15. norbold

    Wimbledon Memories

    Yes, correct, steve. The man in the bow tie is Jon Stevens
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