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  1. Skid Sprocket

    Redcar v Newcastle

    We pulled into the car park at 6:55 and it was just over 3/4 full.
  2. Please HELP. I need help to spread the word round the clubs. A new batch of cartoon booklets has arrived and I have contacted all Premiership and Championship clubs but have had very little feedback. I would be grateful if anyone could give their club a nudge to get a mention on websites etc. £5 from each sale goes to Dan Bewley's fund (or to an injured rider of your choice).
  3. Skid Sprocket

    Worrying Times at Redcar

    I dont necessarily disagree but why do you think that?
  4. After selling out all copies of Smythe's Speedway World i have ordered a new batch with all proceeds going to Dan Bewley. The cartoon booklet contains over 70 speedway cartoons drawn by Reg Smythe some 7 years before he created the world famous character Andy Capp. Many of the cartoons feature a character Skid Sprocket and are of historic interest as well as still being relevant to the issues in the sport today. The cost is £7-70 inc. postage, for more info and to pre-order please contact me at skidsprocket@gmail.com p.s. dont forget Christmas is not too far away!!!
  5. Skid Sprocket

    Worrying Times at Redcar

    Kevin Keay on BBC Tees just after 47 mins in. https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/play/p06l12j1
  6. Skid Sprocket

    Worrying Times at Redcar

    CVS owns 30% of Redcar Eric Gladders 20% and Brian Gladders 50%
  7. Skid Sprocket

    Worrying Times at Redcar

    Kevin has also been frustrated by the "agenda's" of many BSPA members.
  8. Skid Sprocket

    Worrying Times at Redcar

    Kevin is Redcar Bears greatest asset and Kevin's greatest asset has always been communication. There has been no communication so for the sake of Redcar and the whole of British speedway I hope that its not true. British speedway cant afford to loose forward thinking promoters like Kevin
  9. Skid Sprocket

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    I think there are a couple of others with similar thoughts, just not enough.
  10. Skid Sprocket

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    The forward looking promoters like Barry Bishop are around we have one at Redcar in Kevin Keay, time to listen and will try anything new. It seems to be the few (or maybe more than a few!) that are only looking out for themselves and dont care about the sport as a whole that are doing the damage. Barry Bishop Kevin Keay Any more to add to the list?
  11. Skid Sprocket

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    Promoters and riders need to communicate with supporters. Gone are the days when promoters could say "Its none of your business" like it or not we have social media now hopefully newer promoters will come with more s.m.skills. If the promoters will not talk to the supporters then the supporters will have to talk to the promoters, if not name and shame or is that too drastic?
  12. The popular cartoon booklet that has been on sale over the past few years is now sold out but if there is any interest I will order another batch and all profit will go to the SRBF. The booklet depicts over 70 speedway cartoons drawn by Reg Smythe some 7 years before he created the world famous Andy Capp. The cost is £7-70 including postage or £6-50 if collected in person at this years Ben Fund meeting at Redcar. Please let me know if you are interested so that I can see if the numbers justify ordering more copies.
  13. Skid Sprocket

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    All the more reason to find the like minded promoters as the one quoted. It must be a step forwards rather than going round in circles on here.
  14. Skid Sprocket

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    That implies that promoters are employed by the BSPA.
  15. Skid Sprocket

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    Can I drag us all back to what I hope some will see as a positive sign at "head office". One promoter seeing what he thinks is wrong with speedway today and prepared to seek opinions of all concerned. Show your promoter the above statement and ask if they will give their backing to a more open minded future. Its ok discussing on here what is wrong but only promoters can make changes. Lets have a few more promoters statements, it is us paying supporters that keep them in their job!
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