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  1. On Sunday, February 17, 2019, CELEBRATION OF SPEEDWAY Will take place at Paradise Wildlife Park, White Stubbs Lane, Broxbourne, Herts. EN10 7QA. There is a donation required of £10 and this includes entry to the wildlife park and speedway museum. Entertainment includes a BBQ, Bar, Collectors’ Fayre and every hour on the hour enjoy the sound and smell of speedway history when they start up the old machines. Contact - Mariana Flemming Tel: 01992 470490 ext 216 E-mail: wsra-speedway@outlook.com
  2. I only saw the 1961 championship which was won by Reg Reeves. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provincial_League_Riders'_Championship
  3. gustix

    Original German tracks

    This query is slightly aside from the extremely interesting topic currently under debate in regard to Lokstedt. Apart from the designated venue in that thread, what other tracks were there in Germany in the late 1920s early 1930s era?
  4. gustix

    1951 SA Tour of Europe

    Thank you britmet. The response to my query - as I would expect from your goodself rather than the tirade I usually receive from elsewhere. For my part the query is now resolved....???
  5. gustix

    1951 SA Tour of Europe

    Sadly, the sort of response I might expect from you. Indeed I did query the same issue on a thread elsewhere - not all users there may also enter YEARS GONE BY. I regard the Brian Collins website as being one of the most informative dedicated to the sport's international history which was why I decided to Post my query on several BSF threads. But let's smile about my apparent misdemeanour - it enabled you to YET AGAIN criticise me.
  6. Thank you more that clarification. I have a similar question on Years Gone By which will doubtless receive the same response. Again my thanks.
  7. For many years the International Speedway website has been a favourite of mine. However, can any member advise if updates are still being made? I cannot appear to find any problems with the website but in various Posts I have read elsewhere that the website is 'frozen' - whatever that means! The Link to me appears that it is very much 'business as usual'. I sincerely hope that all is well with the website. http://www.internationalspeedway.co.uk/links.htm
  8. gustix

    1951 SA Tour of Europe

    I have a query in regard to the underlined comment that the website is frozen. I have just visited there and it appears - to me at least - that it is 'business as usual'. Do other visitors find there is a contrary happening to my own finding? http://www.internationalspeedway.co.uk/links.htm
  9. gustix

    London History Site

    I made the comment in jest - very wrongly as it now transpires - because I presumed my calculations for the overall totals were correct. I have no idea how I managed to miss out the complete details from my overall totals. The tenure of your previous comment also suggested that bad calculation was not a happening on my part when as it happens such was the case - sheer carelessness by me. I am especially offended by the remark in regard to my eyesight. Perhaps the staff at Moorfield will be interested in your diagnosis for me? I have been attending this much respected hospital for more than two years. A basic guide in regard to a response to my forum comment which you apparently disagree with is "...criticise the Post and NOT THE POSTER..."
  10. gustix

    London History Site

    You really detest me don't you? I can accept that I made an error - I wrongly calculated on three matches. I now see each team had FOUR scores to take into consideration. Your response could have been to correct me in a polite manner - you chose otherwise Sobeit!
  11. gustix

    1951 SA Tour of Europe

    Your OP is magnificent brimet in regard to the 1951 tour of Europe by a South African team. Here's a Link to a far more modest commentary regarding the tour: http://www.national-speedway-museum.co.uk/secretsouthafricantour.html
  12. gustix

    London History Site

    Knowing my bad luck on the BSF I have probably got this wrong as well, but I make the team aggregates as: West Ham 95Lea Bridge 72High Beech 64
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    London History Site

    Does any member have more data on the Essex Cup please? It is new name in competitions to me. Thank you.
  14. gustix

    Wimbledon Memories

    I unreservedly apologise to everyone who has been following the item which I posted in regard to Wimbledon teams from 1929 onwards. As emphasised by chunky and iris123 I got matters very wrong - there is absolutely no doubt about that. On further study through this thread and comments made in regard to other Posts that I have made regarding Wimbledon I realise that my knowledge of the club over the years is to put it mildly dubious. Unfortunately, where items that I have referred to have had continual errors brought to attention, my attempts at correction have compounded my initial mistakes. My efforts to address these had a reverse effect - I expanded my initial mistake. In order that the thread can resume on a more factual basis I will cease making any offerings about the club. Again, my apologies to everyone for the ongoing wrong information I have placed - especially in regard to riders activities in the 1929 season.
  15. gustix

    Wimbledon Memories

    PLEASE NOTE AN IMPORTANT AMENDMENT HAS BEEN MADE IN REGARD TO THE1929 SEASON IN A PREVIOUS POST.
  16. gustix

    Wimbledon Memories

    Please note. There is an amendment in the first Post relative to the composition of the 1929 team. . .
  17. gustix

    Wimbledon Memories

    Are you suggesting then that I revert to the Posting detailing the 1929 team and make corrections there! In a Post that was compiled as such by the late Bryan Tungate based it appears on data originally provided by the much respected historian and speedway author norbold? More of interest, as you seemingly know so much in regard to the 1929 Wimbledon team why don't you provide a detailed list of their riders for that season. Based on all the amendments you suggest be made it would appear you have such data to hand,
  18. gustix

    Wimbledon Memories

    Don't shoot the messenger!! The team details as I have previously specified were collated by the late Bryan Tungate who passed away some years ago. By all means point out any likely errors, then if needed - as seems likely in this case - corrections can be made. Debate in a rational collective way not personalise everything.
  19. gustix

    Wimbledon Memories

    Good work guys! So far as checking how the originator of the team lists obtained his facts is impossible! It was not myself but the late Bryan Tungate who sadly passed away some years ago. The other recipient was norbold but again I have no idea where he obtained his information either. As I see matters, the 1929 item does not specify that all riders listed raced in Southern League matches. More that the club were then members of the Southern League and that the riders detailed were associated with Wimbledon.
  20. gustix

    Wimbledon Memories

    Here's a previous message from a much respected speedway historian norbold in regard to the 1929 Wimbledon team: norbold 1,531 Posted August 27, 2009 Hilary Buchanan, Cec Brown, Sid Chambers, Fred Cooper, Clem Cort, Dudley Cox, Les Dearth, Dank Ewen, Del Forster, Bert Gerrish, Jack Kidwell, John Leete, Fred Osborne, Alf Sawford, Mart Seiffert, Eddie Slade-Jones, Stan Spencer, Jimmy Stevens, Alf Summersby, Rube (Sonny) Wilson plus Jim Kempster and Vic Huxley after Star riders were allowed in. :::: Cort, Foster and Spencer also appeared for Harringay.
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    Wimbledon Memories

    Here's some nostalgia - riders who made up the Wimbledon teams between 1929 and 1939: 1929: As a club Wimbledon were members of the Southern League: Among riders who appeared there were Hilary Buchanan, Cec Brown, Sid Chambers, Fred Cooper, Clem Cort, Dudley Cox, Les Dearth, Dank Ewen, Del Forster, Bert Gerrish, Jack Kidwell, John Leete, Fred Osborne, Alf Sawford, Mart Seiffert, Eddie Slade-Jones, Stan Spencer, Jimmy Stevens, Alf Summersby, Rube (Sonny) Wilson, Jim Kempster and Vic Huxley. NOTE: not all these riders appeared in the Southern League action. 1930 Southern League: WIMBLEDON: Jim Kempster (Capt), Dicky Case, Mark Seiffert, Del Forster, Bert Gerrish, Billy Lamont, Len Parker, Alf Sawford, Ray Tauser, Harold Crook, Dudley Cox, Les Dearth, Vic Deale, Nick Carter, Jack Kelly, Ivor Hill. 1931 Southern League:WIMBLEDON - Richard (D) Case, Ernie Evans, Ivor Hill, Vic Huxley, Jim Kempster, Stan Lemon, Len Parker, Claude Rye, Len Stewart, Ray Tauser, Arthur Westwood, Reg Etherington, Bert Gerrish, Billy Lamont, Jack Sykes, Bill Clibbett, thingy Forster, Dicky Maybrook, Alf Sawford, Charlie Spinks. 1932 Ntional League: WIMBLEDON - Richard (D) Case, Con Cantrell, Billy Dallison, Percy Dunn, Ivor Hill, Vic Huxley, Billy Lamont, Len Parker, Claude Rye, Ray Tauser, Stan Lemon, Fred Leavis, xx Cztecho, Frank Bond, Mick Murphy, Wally Hull, Bunny Wilcox, D Hutchings, Wally Little, Alf Sawford. 1933 National League: WIMBLEDON: Vic Huxley, Geoff Pymar, Wal Phillips, Gus Kuhn, Sid Jackson, Claude Rye, Alf Sawford, Fred Leavis, Ron Howes, Stan Lemon, Rube Wilson, Charlie Traynor, Sam Marsland, Jack Chapman. Ivor Hill. Dicky Hutchings. Reg Stanley. Arthur Warwick. Wal Phillips, Howard Traynor, Frank Arthur, Frank Bond, Ted Bravery, Charles Blacklock, Keith Harvey, Wally Hull, Tiger Lewis, Billy Lamont, Mick Murphy, Dicky Smythe, Bill Stanley, Ray Tauser, Harry Walther, Rube Wilson, Dicky Wise. 1934 National League: WIMBLEDON: Vic Huxley, Geoff Pymar, Claude Rye, Sid Jackson, Wal Phillips, Gus Kuhn, Fred Leavis, Alf Sawford, 'Wild' Bill Rogers, Ron Howes, Stan Lemon, Horace Rye, xx La Fleure, Wally Little, Sam Marsland, Ivor Hill, Horace Rye, Rube Wilson. 1935 National League: WIMBLEDON: Vic Huxley, Geoff Pymar, Wal Phillips, Gus Kuhn, Sid Jackson, Claude Rye, Jack Sharpe, Bill Rogers, Eric Collins, Bert Spencer, Ron Howes, Alf Sawford, Wal Morton, Arthur Westwood, Wally Little, Keith Harvey, Stan Lemon, Fred Leavis. 1936 National League: WIMBLEDON: Vic Huxley, Geoff Pymar, Wal Phillips, Gus Kuhn, Claude Rye, Jack Sharp, Wal Morton, Eric Collins, Bill Rogers, Bert Spencer, Sid Jackson, Syd Edmonds, Ron Howes, Will Lowther. 1937 National League: WIMBLEDON: Claude Rye, Geoff Pymar, Eric Collins, Jack Sharp, Byrd McKinney, Miny Waln, Alfred Rumrich, Wilbur Lamoreaux, Sid Jackson, Ron Howes, Reg Vigor, Bill Rogers, Bert Spencer, Eric French, Wally Key, Gus Kuhn, Fred Leavis, Wally Little, Wally Lloyd, Wal Morton, Wilf Plant, Rol Stobbart. 1938 National League: WIMBLEDON - Wilbur Lamoreaux, Eric Collins, Geoff Pymar, Benny Kaufman, Bert Spencer, Wally Little, Wally Lloyd, Nobby Key, Norman Evans, Fred Leavis, Ron Howes, Les Webbon, Ray Taylor, Eric French. 1939 National League: DIVISION ONE WIMBLEDON - Wilbur Lamoreaux, Wally Lloyd, Vic Duggan, Geoff Pymar, Eric Collins, Nobby Key, Crocky Rawding, Fred Leavis, Eric French, Les Webbon, Wally Key, Ron Mason.
  22. gustix

    Wimbledon Memories

    Does any member recall a period in the late 1950s when Wimbledon for a few meetings staged second-half races for standard-type road bikes? Offhand I think they were described as stock bike races. The best rider was Pete Rogers. Can anyone recall other race participants. I would also like confirmation that the bike engines were 500cc.
  23. gustix

    Wimbledon Memories

    With my historical knowledge of Wimbledon Speedway (proven by articles in many publications over the years!!!) I think that I am qualified to debate memories of speedway and other happenings there. How about when they had a professional baseball team there in the mid-1930s? Oops - not motorsport!!!
  24. gustix

    Wimbledon Memories

    Re your latest quote: I respond because you in your vanity design comments to ensure that a response is made of the kind that you will be able to continue the 'slanging match' style that pervades most comments you place on the BSF. A matter that will ensure this comment from will get your usual attacking nonsense. Now what about restimulating Wimbledon Memories? PS: A search on Facebook fails so far to find any indication here some riders dislike my comments. Are you having porkie pies for lunch today (I acknowledge you highlighted this amusing comment previously. Nice one.)
  25. gustix

    Wimbledon Memories

    The underline is a surprise! I have no concerns because I don't know any current riders so it's doubtful that at first hand I have been in debate with any of them or have need to do so. Many riders I knew from the old days of speedway are co-members of the same Facebook groups as me. Frequently when I mention one of them they respond with the LIKE sign. So, as far as the context of your Post is concerned "...I won't be losing any sleep in regard to the remark..."
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