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  1. Somerset v Berwick Photo's Somerset v Berwick Photo's Slideshow Somerset v Berwick Slideshow
  2. Somerset v Redcar Photo's Somerset v Redcar Photo's Slideshow Somerset v Redcar Slideshow
  3. Somerset v Sheffield Photo's Somerset v Sheffield Photo's Slideshow Somerset v Sheffield Slideshow
  4. Somerset v Workington Photo's Somerset v Workington Photo's Slideshow Somersey V Workington Slideshow Checkout Norths's Crash North's crash Denis nice to touch base with you tonight sorry you missed the dust of Newport
  5. Somerset v Scunthorpe Photo's Somerset v Scunthorpe Photo's Slideshow Somerset v Scunthorpe Slideshow
  6. Somerset v Rye House Photo's Somerset v Rye House Photo's Slideshow Somerset v Rye House Slideshow
  7. Photo's from Somerset v Newport Somerset v Newport Slideshow Smerset v Newport Slideshow
  8. Photos from Somerset v Kings Lynn Somerset v Kings Lynn Slideshow Somerset v Kings Lynn Slideshow
  9. Somerset v Newport Photo's Somerset v Newport Photo's Slideshow Somerset v Newport Slideshow
  10. idh

    Emil Kramer

    Tribute to Emil Kramer Some of the many photos i was fortunate to take of the "King" at the OTA "The King" Slideshow "The King" Slideshow R.I.P. Emil
  11. Tribute to Emil Kramer Some of the many photos i was fortunate to take of the "King" at the OTA "The King" Slideshow "The King" Slideshow R.I.P. Emil
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    Emil Kramer

    VH i don't mind one bit a wonderful tribute the King Ian
  13. Somerset v Stoke YS Photos can be found here Somerset v Stoke (YS) Slideshow Somerset v Stoke (YS) Slideshow
  14. Somerset v Scunthorpe Photo's Somerset v Scunthorpe Photo's Slideshow Somerset v Scunthorpe Slideshow
  15. Somerset v Newport Photo's Somerset v Newport Photo's Slideshow Somerset v Newport Photo's
  16. Somerset v Rye House Photo's Somerset v Rye House Photo's Slideshow Somerset v Rye House Slideshow
  17. Somerset v Workington Photo's Somerset v Workington Photo's Slideshow Somerset v Workington Slideshow
  18. Somerset v Birmingham Photo's (before the rain) Somerset v Birmingham Slideshow Somerset v Birmingham Slideshow
  19. Somerset v Stoke Somerset v Stoke Slideshow Somerset v Stoke Slideshow
  20. Somerset v Glasgow Photo's Somerset v Glasgow Slideshow Slideshow
  21. Press release today from Tony Lethbridge "EXETER SPEEDWAY MEDIA RELEASE The Exeter Falcons management intend to use a radical new approach in their battle to bring speedway back to the city. They are searching for a facility which will allow them to stage racing indoors. The management of the Falcons is now back in the hands of ManorDelta Ltd, the company which ran speedway in Exeter for 20 years under the late promoter Colin Hill. Following the breakdown of talks between previous backer Allen Trump and the Jockey Club over the lease to build a track at Haldon Racecourse, hopes of finding a site on which to build a conventional stadium have faded. Former press officer and team manager Tony Lethbridge, who is now a member of the Manordelta board, believes that taking the Falcons indoors could save the day not just for Exeter but for several other teams that have lost their stadia in recent years. “It is becoming increasingly difficult to develop any kind of motorsport venue due to modern environment and planning issues.” explained Lethbridge. “ Finding a replacement for the old County Ground has been very hard work, and noise, even though speedway has very strict rules governing it, has always been a major issue.” “Therefore if we were to move indoors, either by converting an existing warehouse, farm building or even by building our own steel shell many of the problems could be overcome through good insulation. Indoor speedway meetings are an accepted part of the sport, with the British Grand Prix at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium the major event on the world calendar, while the long running annual ice meeting at Telford ice rink and the Christmas meeting at the Brighton Centre have always worked well. I don’t think we can set our sights as high as Cardiff but I believe by going indoors we would overcome the environmental problems we now face in finding an outdoor venue. From a speedway point of view rain offs would be a thing of the past while the track could be used all year round.” “Obviously we could not recreate the 396 metre County Ground track, but Graham Reeve, the manager of the Speedway Control Board, supports the idea and would be happy with a track size of between 200-220 metres. Plymouth speedway currently measures 216 metres. I have also spoken to a recognised track expert with indoor know how, who would be prepared to build and maintain the track. Cost of the building is likely to be our biggest problem, but I am confident that something can be achieved within the city of Exeter.” All the best with the venture Tony
  22. Somerset v Sheffield Photo's Somerset v Sheffield Photo's Slideshow Somerset v Sheffield Slideshow
  23. Tony's post on the Exeter Forum Given that you are all trying so hard to to support the vote and everything that may help to get our Falcons back on track I feel it is only right that you should be the first to know about Manor Delta's radical idea. If we can't find a conventional site why not try indoors? Think about, no rain offs, no noise or dust problems, no environmental hazards. Its sheer genius so clearly none of us thought of it, in fact it was actually idh who suggested it to me three weeks ago. Since then I have been exploring every avenue to see how practical it would be. What do we require? Well first and foremost a building big enough to install a track with enough seating for aropund 2,000. That would require a space of approximately 73,000 square metres. Its got to be a proper race track and NOT a Mickey Mouse affair. First I checked out the idea with Graham Reeve of the Speedway Control Bureau. No problems there as Graham will support the idea and would favour a track of between 200-220 metres ( Plymouth is actually 216) so it won't be the County Ground. Given the financial climate premises should not be too hard to find. In fact our lawyers found an ideal site within the city in just 48 hours but alas the lease and rental were way beyond our finances. We are now checking out the cost of a steel framed building of our own. Farm deversification is another possibility. Maybe there is a dairy farmer somewhere out there who may have a large covered cattle yard that is not in use but could be converted. Any ideas about possible sites would be welcomed. I have already got a top class track man with indoor experience advising us on the materials required. The beauty of the idea is that the venue could be used all year round for practice and even a winter league. GP riders could use it for testing and yes, Nevs, a cycle speedway track could be incorporated in the centre. There have been plenty of indoor events over the last thirty years so I am confident we could overcome any problems arising from noise and ventilation. Doubtless there will be difficulties we have not yet foreseen. Yes its unconventional but how many offers of traditional sites have we had in the last five years? If it gives us speedway back its got to be worth a go. What do you all think?
  24. Poll has now closed Thanks to all who voted idh
  25. Big thanks to everyone who has voted Big thanks from Tony L (part of the Manadelta Team) Quote "Well done, everyone. I've just got back from Cardiff ( we came back the long way round!) in time to vote. Of course you are right Nevs, we are not looking to the council for money just help in finding a site, we will build the track. We also need lots of fans to follow Nevs example and write to the Express and Echo, Western Morning News and call Justin on the Radio Devon phone in. Lets get the Falcons back in the public eye. " Un Quote Thanks idh
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