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  1. gustix

    13th California-In-England Reunion 2018

    Photos from the event can be viewed at http://londonspeedways.proboards.com/thread/2017/california-dreaming?page=1&scrollTo=6349
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    13th California-In-England Reunion 2018

    An updated weather forecast for Sunday, October 14, 2018: www.bbc.co.uk/weather/0/2649445
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    13th California-In-England Reunion 2018

    Here's the BBC Weather forecast for Sunday: click on Sunday for the details. It looks good as the day progresses. https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/0/2649445
  4. gustix

    13th California-In-England Reunion 2018

    California-in-England previous reunions: update Link http://www.defunctspeedway.co.uk/California in England Speedway.htm#California_Reunions
  5. gustix

    Wokingham California Speedway Reunion

    Details for the 2018 California Reunion event - go to YEARS GONE BY,
  6. Thirteenth California-in-England Reunion. Friends of Speedway are pleased to announce the date of the above reunion to be held on Sunday 14th October 2018 from 11am to 4pm at the Country Park, Nine Mile Ride, Finchampstead, Wokingham, Berks, RG40 4HT, where the speedway took place. There is an hourly bus service, number 3B from either Reading or Bracknell Rail Stations and stops at the entrance to the park. All are welcome to attend and bring any memorabilia that you may have or of interest to others. Details from Stu Towner on 020 8397 6599 or 07860 135939 or stutowner@rocketmail.com
  7. gustix

    Best ever Spanish rider

    ...but Marshall Pugh was NOT Spanish. As previously mentioned in this thread, his parents were British.
  8. gustix

    Scottie Michie - Man Of Mystery 1930s

    There are several excellent references to Scott Michie in other BSF threads in regard to pioneer riders but this Link provides IMO a more comprehensive version of his speedway racing career: http://www.national-speedway-museum.co.uk/scottmichie.html
  9. gustix

    John Mills

    I have just received a PM from dawnyc requesting more information - if known - in regard to John Mills. The best I could offer her was the Link to this thread, but further comments in regard to John Mills, if made in this thread, will I am sure be appreciated by Dawn.
  10. gustix

    The first Pole to race in Britain

    Apart from Max Rech in the 1952 and 1953 seasons, mainly with St Austell, this is the first instance of other Polish riders in a team match. April 15, 1957, challenge, Wimbledon 73 Poland 34. The Poles were Adolf Slabon and Edward Kupczynski: Heat 1) Briggs, Brine, Slabon, Kupczynski (Fell)
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    World Speedway Riders' Association

    Nothing sinister TWK! Some of the information on the present WSRA website is being transferred to the SPEEDWAY MUSEUM ONLINE website. Then, as Bert Harkins has already commented, a new WSRA website should be online early in the New Year. This, I understand, will carry more information in regard to WSRA happenings rather than also carrying items of general interest as the present - now taken down website - has previously done.
  12. gustix

    Pie 'n' Mash & Prefabs

    This is a Link to some of the speedway books published in recent years. Many of them are still available to buy and details in regard to this are carried with the review of the book. http://www.national-speedway-museum.co.uk/book-index.html
  13. gustix

    The first Pole to race in Britain

    Here's a flashback to New Cross in 1959: Mike Polukard and Florian Kapala in the Rangers' colours. And many thanks indeed for the update chunky.
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    The first Pole to race in Britain

    In 1959, briefly for New Cross - Mike Polukard and Florian Kapala.
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    The first Pole to race in Britain

    I have memories of Marian Kaiser winning an international meeting at Oldenburg, Germany, in 1956. The two English starters were Tommy Sweetman and George Bason. Tommy finished among the top scorers but George was handicapped throughout the meeting by a wrist injury, sustained earlier in the day at the compulsory practice.
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