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    Who will help with nationality?

    Good one chunky-can't top that!!!!
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    Who will help with nationality?

    Who did Livingston ride for? Glasgow I presume (but not White City)!
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    Gab Kadyrov documentary (in Russian language)

    Yup watched the Russian video-Ove Fundin had a segment of his memories of Gab in English, and mentioned a thing I remember- Gab Kadirov always looked a happy guy -great memories.
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    Gab Kadyrov documentary (in Russian language)

    Yup, Gab the Beatle-saw him with the Russian Touring team in 1965 at Newport. I would rate him fourth of that team, after Plechanov, Samorodov and Kurilenko
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    Best Fact About Your Team

    Come on Tony -give us the answers!!
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    Best Fact About Your Team

    I therefore think you are referring to Middlesbrough-I fondly recall seeing "The Bears" at Newport with Boocock, Younghusband et al.
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    Stan bradbury

    Couple of pictures of Stan in "Saving Speedway-does anyone know if Stan is still with us-if so I reckon he'd be 94. Great guy!! Do you know andout?
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    Stan bradbury

    Good for Stan-thanks very much Roger.
  9. It's called "Saving Speedway" by well known author and speedway historian Philip Dalling. It covers the SAL and Prov. League-say 1954-64. Even though I am interested in this part of history particularly the Prov. league, I learned quite a bit , also the illustrations are excellent -many speedway photographs new to me. Comments by many promoters/ riders of that period are most interesting. I got it for xmas,and have hardly put it down. Highly recommnded to all.
  10. The oldest 16 surviving World Finalist list was last updated in 2011 and sadly we have lost a couple since then e.g. Fred Williams. can anybody e.g. Tiger Owl update the list(plus 2 "reserves") . Incidentally Cyril Roger was top of the last list in 2011 and Cyril would now be 101(born 27.12.1921) assuming he's still with us. Hope so.
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    Oldest Surviving World Finalists

    Barry Briggs must be moving up to second reserve soon-he was born in December 1934.
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    Rune Sormander

    Sorry to hear this- R.I.P Rune
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    Oldest Surviving World Finalists

    Well another on the list has sadly passed #9 Rune S., so Brian Crutcher moves up from first reserve. Not sure if I saw Rune ride-will have to check my programs. Sad to hear. R.I.P. Rune
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    Best Fact About Your Team

    So where was the track? Here's one for you guys. This track had a Football team supporters club at the track -you could join at the door for about 5 bob for the season and then you could go in at half time and get Whitbread Trophy (RIP- I think its no longer for sale anywhere) beer at a discount then go and watch the second half rides. BTW when did they get rid of second halves FFS???????
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    Best Fact About Your Team

    Is this a quiz -can somebody give me the answers? I can figure a couple out- pork sarnies has to be CH, and the third tier WF reserve is Geoff Mardon who was with Aldershot-then Wimbledon later on.. Where is Art's Fish and Chips etc!!!! Please help as this is driving me crazy!!
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    Oldest Surviving World Finalists

    Thanks Tigerowl-let's hope we don't have to change the list for a long time.
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    Oldest Surviving World Finalists

    Any update to this list since Tigerowl's post of April 7 2020?? Great that Arthur Payne and Dick Bradley are still with us at 96- Dick's 96th birthday was last month I see.
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    Interviews by Lee Ashby - David's Son

    Yeh I saw the one with John Davis, will look up Hans Nielsen- anybody else from the sixties to early seventies in this series-e.g. Martin Ashby, Trevor Hedge etc.
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    Zenon Plech

    R.I.P.-just passed away , only 67
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    Zenon Plech

    Just got on to a Polish language site and translated it-it seems Zenon had been ill for some time with kidney disease and it had recently deteriorated.
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    Zenon Plech

    I don't know what caused ZP's death or where it occurred-heard of it via Reg who in turn got it from Len Silver. ^7 years old though is awful young these days-can anybody add anything to this info. I share your thoughts Steve.
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    Weston Speedway

    THanks BL65
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    Weston Speedway

    BL65 I always enjoy your posts-you have a very comprehensive knowledge of our sports history and very good at sharing it with us. One question that bothers me-has anyone e.g. Speedway Researcher gone back to the start of League racing and converted riders' averages into the modern CMA system which was developed by Bryan Seery in the mid sixties when the BL started. ?
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    Martin Hitch

    How is dad Clive doing these days-I remember him well-always value for money-think he rode for Middlesbrough at one point
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    Pete Seaton

    Sorry to hear this , since I am getting up there myself I recall Peter starting at Brafield "Badgers"-time goes by so quickly. RIP Peter . BTW never figured out exactly where Brafield was -is there still a track. I seem to recall a guy called Laslo Muncsacki ( I think). Condolences to Peter's family.
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