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  1. briggo

    Whatever happened to the Old Frying Pan?

    Just the track layout has changed, the whole site is almost entirely surrounded by houses now. The Cold Harbour pub is still there, although all the road layout has changed beyond all recognition since your last visit. I struggle to find my way to the Cold Harbour and I have lived in Swindon for 60 years!
  2. What happened to this game, it was talked about in Speedway circles as the next big thing, but never got off the ground. Did it run into copyright issues with the Speedway hierarchy, I think that was the issue. But I also seem to recall they were going to issue a game where you could create your own riders.......... Anyone recall what happened and put my mind at rest TIA
  3. briggo

    The first race you saw

    May 22nd, 1971. Great Britain v Poland, 1st Test at Blunsdon The first race result was Jim Airey, Jim McMillan, Pawel Waloszek, Jerzy Szczakiel in that order in a time of 71.6 (very quick, at the time the TR was just over 70 seconds I think) Bit of a one sided affair, finished up 80-28 to GB. Hooked by the speed, noise, excitement and even the smell. Sadly, I lost interest in the late 70's, too many other distractions I guess to a burgeoning teenager! Only got back into the sport in the last ten years or so, thanks largely to the GP's
  4. briggo

    Favourite Rider of All Time

    For me, it has to be Briggo
  5. briggo

    Jan Andersson quits tuning and retires

    I was there too back in '75 when he made his debut, and he won his first race.............against Sheffield me thinks as I'm sure it was Carl Glover he beat. Great rider.
  6. briggo

    How Many...

    Poland!
  7. briggo

    Fourteen Favourite Swindon Riders

    Don't forget Ralph Waller!
  8. briggo

    Fourteen Favourite Swindon Riders

    Of the Robins I have seen : Briggs, M. Ashby, Hitch, Broadbank, Keen, Munday, Bouchard, Andersson, Kilby, D.Ashby, McKnight, Stangeland, Hunter and McNeil
  9. briggo

    10 Favourite Polish riders.

    Of the Poles I saw ride, my favourite 10 would be : Plech, Jancarz, Woryna, Waloszek, Szczakiel, Mucha, Wyglenda, Bombik, Glucklich and Cieslak
  10. briggo

    10 favourite Australian riders

    My fave 10, saw these ride at some point in time : Airey, Boulger, P. Crump, Herne, Middleton, Sanders, Curtis, Street, Titman & Monk
  11. briggo

    10 favourite American riders

    My favourite 10 are : McKnight, Autrey, Woods, Keeter, Hancock, Nutter, M. Bast, S. Bast, K. Moran and Penhall Was never a fan of Gresham or Siggy
  12. briggo

    10 favourite British riders

    Martin Ashby, Bob Kilby, Clive Hitch, Pete Munday, Mike Broadbank, Mike Keen, Geoff Bouchard, Bernie Leigh, Peter Collins and Terry Betts. Slight Swindon bias I will admit
  13. briggo

    10 favourite Swedish riders

    The ones I have seen ride : T. Jansson, B. Jansson, S. Sjosten, Jan Andersson, Nygren, Michanek, C. Lofqvist, Holmqvist, C. Sjosten and T. Nilsson. Bernie Persson doesn't make it on my list for obvious reasons given my handle, LOL
  14. briggo

    Time for a change?

    As a buyer and subscriber also from day one, I think it logical to extend the timeframe. As a lapsed speedway fan who stopped attending in 1978, to fill in the gaps in the 80's and hopefully now the 90's would be a real boon. Just don't forget the 70's along the way, other than that go for it................
  15. briggo

    Pete Munday R.I.P.

    Very sad news. Pete was in the Robins team when I first started watching back in '71. Always good to watch. RIP Pete
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