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  1. andout

    Meaningful Second Halves anyone?

    Unfortunately it costs money.......doubt riders will do it for free.
  2. andout

    Memories of Norwich

    Some great stuff in those clips...memories...aaahhh! I met Peter Craven, along with my parents as a young lad (about 10 or 11) in the Norwich Club House......what a hero he was of mine. I remember taking his picture with my Brownie Box camera (still have the photo somewhere) .....and he sat next to me while talking to my parents.....he never ignored me, asked me questions...what one's, I have no idea but those moments live with me to this day. I had seen him ride many times, mainly at New Cross, where he was almost invincible and then at Wimbledon......saw him ride a couple of times at the old Hyde Road and that was a sight to behold........Happy Days! Devastated when he was killed, very sad day for the sport.
  3. Its so long since a real test match has taken place I'm not surprised you are confused.....When someone says first official test match it means "of that year"! For example, when test matches used to be every year (usually five of them) each year had a first official test match.......and a second, third, fourth and fifth official.
  4. All those four number 7/8 rode in that meeting but I guess they were not part of the "team".....Hmmmm I know, probably being picky but to me they are part of the team and in some cases have won and lost test matches over the years.
  5. Probably not younger......yes I realize there are six riders racing but there are two reserves and I guess they are not part of the team , the meeting you cite Kevin Smith and Sean Wilmot were the reserves but in this particular meeting they didn't ride, every other meeting the reserve (s) were used and for the USA series of the same year the reserves were top class reserves and used! .....Most, if not all of those programmes in the UK section on the International speedway website are from my own personal collection......shame the site is no longer active.
  6. Not sure they have ever been 6 rider teams....7, 8 and even 10 rider teams in the early years but cannot recall a single one in the UK with 6. That is of course making a "Wild" assumption that this would be a real 18 heat International.....but that really is a wild assumption, probably 15.
  7. Only the top four go through......where the other four come from, who knows!
  8. andout

    Classic Speedway Issue 41

    When is Issue 41 going to made available on the retro speedway website so that I can buy a copy?
  9. Too bad DeWayne Keeter just misses out (1969).....
  10. andout

    Rule Changes for 2018

    Thought they had done something right for a change then immediately change their minds and throw it down the toilet!!!
  11. andout

    Wimbledon stadium

    Good-Bye Wimbledon....Thanks for the memories!
  12. Interesting......I have that as "Champion of Champions".
  13. 1988-6-19 Ermolenko 1989-7-09 Ermolenko 1990-4-29 J. Pedersen 1991-4-28 G. Doyle At least that is what I have....
  14. andout

    Dagenham Speedway

    Might be wrong but I think the only time the West Ham Hawks rode at another track (Home meetings) was 1936 and that was at Southampton.
  15. andout

    Swindon Stadium

    Try here and pick the document you want to look at..Seems everything you wanted to know is here..... http://pa1.swindon.gov.uk/publicaccess/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=P23E0APTKAM00
  16. andout

    Oldest Survivng World Finalists

    Trust me Bob....its contagious!!!!!!
  17. andout

    Oldest Survivng World Finalists

    Yes, I think Arthur Payne is still with us.....Not sure about his birth date though, what I can find is, he was born 28.8.23 making him 94 now!
  18. andout

    Hard Riders Of The Past Any Thoughts?

    Brown met Clarke on a couple of occasions in 1967.....Clarke was beaten both times.
  19. andout

    Oldest Survivng World Finalists

    Check out page 17 of Years gone by Bob......it was only last year this was discussed....but an update would be good!
  20. andout

    1950 3rd Division Riders Championship

    Speedway Researcher website is one of the great history sites for Speedway results....obviously very incomplete as they don't seem to post until they have a complete year. But there is a wealth of information out there....for me when I want to know the result of a particular meeting, its the first stop!
  21. andout

    1950 3rd Division Riders Championship

    There was a 3rd Division Riders champs Final at Walthamstow on 23rd October but not sure if this is related to what you want. Results are available here... http://www.speedwayresearcher.org.uk/walthamstow1950.pdf
  22. andout

    West Ham How Good Was The Track.?

    My favourite place to watch Speedway (well, other than New Cross).....some great meeting there. Used to sit on the wall between the dog track and Speedway track near the start line. I watched pretty well all the meeting there from 1964 to 1972......Really "Happy Days".
  23. andout

    Holland Golden Helmet Series

    Yes, I was there at BOTH meetings the Hammers had in Tilburg and Amsterdam.....talking to the riders before the meeting, what happened later was a huge shock for me.....
  24. andout

    Holland Golden Helmet Series

    Complete listing here: http://www.speedwaychampions.com/ghs-aust---yugo.php
  25. andout

    Top Five Canadian Riders

    Well there you go, everything you wanted to know about Len Dillon but was afraid to ask!!! LOL wait a minute....you didn't.....LOL

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