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  1. I think speedway will become mostly amateur - not by planning or design - but by evolution - that is the extinction of fans and tracks. It will become like motor racing - where the spectators at club events are usually the drivers’ family and friends apart from a few hardcore fans sitting on a grassy bank. Grand Prix meetings will be supported massively.
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    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    Partly true about the characters - In the old days 60s and 70s you could meet the riders in the grandstand bar or the pub after the meeting for a pint and a fag - well at Wimbledon anyway. I remember riders attempting a yard of ale - Im pretty sure that wouldnt happen today...
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    Plan to save the Sport

    Strange that the most important subject has few sensible ideas how to deal with it. Just like saving the planet!
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    Ronnie Moore

    Interviews here...
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    Ronnie Moore

    Class act. Always great team riding with Cyril Maidment at Wimbledon.
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    Film just showed on the Talking Pictures channel - but can be found on Youtube - called There is another Sun. Some speedway from Walthamstow - a complete 'race' near the end - 1951.
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    Well - I trust your knowledge - but I think he RARELY used flash - especially at Wimbledon. Someone told me he used to over expose when taking the picture - then under develop when making the neg (or the other way round) - and he probably played around with the printing. I always noticed the use of flash photography when the Lions went to Australia. Nowadays with better cameras and computer programs - my guess is a better shot could be obtained without flash...
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    Never like photos using flash - it stops the wheels - well the front anyway. Alf Weedon never used it...
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    Bye bye Gate girls?

    It's about time the human race started worrying about more important things - like climate change, ice caps melting, sea levels rising, population growing, plastic in the sea and food chain, fossil fuel pollution. God knows what else - bloody ridiculous.
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    Longest League Careers Post War

    Ken Vale or Reg Trott must have done quite a few??
  11. If you haven't made it to PL second string by 20 then you're never going to make it. Realistically you need to be heatleader by then. John Louis did alright - started speedway after 20 - someone else will know exactly...
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    Riding Styles

    I have always thought the leg back riding style was to do with the lower centre of gravity of the lay down engine - so it is easier to balance. I reckon if you put them on an upright engine they wouldnt be able to do it. As for the early leg trailers - there was more dirt on the track - so they didnt get so sideways - so that made it easier to ride in that style. That is my theory...
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    Liam Carr

    I think you can usually turn predictive text off - but people either dont know - or dont bother...
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    Iwade/sittingbourne Crusaders

    Just happened to come across Eddie James in list of riders practicing after the meeting at Wimbledon on 1 April 1971 after the match with Wolverhampton.
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    Iwade/sittingbourne Crusaders

    I dont always trust my memory - but I seem to recall not even knowing he had been on a bike!

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