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About longlivefrankie

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  • Birthday 03/26/1958

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    speedway/music: classic rock, prog, metal/history: Neolithic, Roman, Tudor, WW2/cricket
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  1. Characters of the sixties

    Lots of memories here, I started going to " the speedway" in 1965 at somerton park. Some things that stick in my mind from sixties & early seventies. Nigel Boocock " little boy blue", Garry Middleton, Reg Luckhurst, Olle Nygren, Etc, race jackets - for some reason the iconic Newcastle one, we had a few characters in our wasps team trough the period I remember vaguely a full on fight between 2 of our own riders Bill Andrew & Jon Erskine not far from where I was. The first time Ronnie Moore turned up with the Dons seemed like the return of of a King, , booing the likes of Ivan, Ole but not Briggo for some reason. I m not sure the racing was any better but I think the package was.
  2. I'm on holiday in Cambridge this week, was going to this meeting but on hearing all the missing riders decided not too - enough said
  3. Ivan Mauger - Desert Island Discs (Radio 4) 1970

    Also from Somerton park in the sixties - have I the right , glad all over, also transports me back to the second bend and great memories
  4. Cyril Francis

    Sad news RIP Cyril, was part of the fixtures & fittings at Somerton park in the sixties and I believe involved in getting It started in the first place via mike Parker & Charles knott , but I maybe wrong. Cyril lived around corner from us for a while in Newport , I was very young but remember seeing his bike on back of a car outside his house he was always approachable. More recently a regular spectator at Hayley stadium. Many good memories. Condolences to his family.
  5. For or against team suits

    Why not both? A classic race jacket ( eg belle vue with no advertising on) over team Kevlars with sponsors logos on ?
  6. Wimbledon Meetings On Cassette Tape

    I remember buying a few BLRC meetings I attended durning mid seventies , what you have to remember this pre vhs etc it's all we had
  7. Caption fun...

    Chris Colder signs for Poole
  8. Swindon Stadium

    It's not really a stand as we know it though , a few of the greyhound tracks have similar buildings which is basically a restaurant with some view of the track. from this illustration it's a grey hound track with a speedway track inside it . i would not be surprised if it's not too dissimilar from illustration when (if) built
  9. Memories good and bad.!!

    Good newport 1975 team and travelling around following them 1975 again thumping Swindon 1997 Newport reopening 1999 thumping Swindon in trophy semi finals Gote Nordin winning Internationale blrc at Bellevue in 60s & 70s funfair included & 72,75,78 finals @ wembley bad newport closing 1977 newport closing again! demise of stadium Getting beaten up at cradley in seventies current state of speedway Lawrence hare crash at Newport
  10. Farewell Brandon - A Video Fly By

    Very sad, visited Brandon many times usually to see Newport get thumped from the sixties through the seventies, remember many british finals & particularly little boy blues testimonial on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Along with Hyde road was certainly one ofnthe best away trips
  11. I remember being at a Wembley v belle vue match held at Newport in 1970? Presumably because empire stadium unavailable
  12. Your memories of NORWEGIANS in BL (1970-89)

    I remember seeing 3 Norwegians in the wasps colours ed strangleland, einar egedius & reidar eide. Ed was a entertaining rider from my memory, einar I think married a Newport girl but it was reidar who I remember most fondly he was in I believe the best team Newport ever had in 1975 he also rode in 73 & 74. One race inparticurlrly recall is a golden helmet race against ole Olsen I think in 73 where he brought the house down at Somerton park by blasting by ole to lift the helmet, great days.
  13. Speedway Music

    We'll if the 20-20 cricket I go to is anything to go by ...anything rousing goes down well Hey Jude Hi ho silver lining Song no 2 Sweet Caroline Welcome to the jungle We will rock you Don't think age of the music has anything to do without tbh From past exeperiences.... Rocking all over the world (Newport) Are you ready - ac/DC (Newport) You stole the sun from my heart (Cardiff GP ) Beautiful day ( Cardiff GP) Monday Monday (reading) Rockin robin (Swindon)
  14. Speedway Music

    Obscure..but "speedway" by kursaal flyers
  15. Speedway Memorabilia

    I used to have a massive collection - programmes, badges, books, clothing, stickers, pictures, boards, etc . Sold it all when I moved Did scan all the programmes & some of the pics before they went so that's something ipunfortunatly didn't do the badges both in the thonusands Do miss them but with Newport gone (again) I gave up on collecting