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  1. spinkox

    Walthamstow

    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.
  2. spinkox

    NEW LOOK FOR STAR

    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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    NEW LOOK FOR STAR

    Never like photos using flash - it stops the wheels - well the front anyway. Alf Weedon never used it...
  4. spinkox

    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.
  5. spinkox

    Longest League Careers Post War

    Ken Vale or Reg Trott must have done quite a few??
  6. 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...
  9. spinkox

    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.
  10. spinkox

    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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    Iwade/sittingbourne Crusaders

    Yes - I should have remembered his full name. I used to travel up with one of the trainees - and we used to pick up Lionel on the route. The strange thing is I cant recall him talking about his riding days!
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    Iwade/sittingbourne Crusaders

    There was a guy called Lionel who did timekeeping in the 70s - quite an old chap ...
  13. spinkox

    Teams Tradional Race Nights

    Did Wimbledon run on a Saturday - before it ran on Thursday (after the Monday race night) - or did I dream that??
  14. Ive often thought this - or are the saddles lower?? More info: https://ourworldindata.org/human-height/
  15. spinkox

    New Start Regulations.

    I wonder how this would have affected Ivan's career if there had been no rolling at the start...
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