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OK, come on, tell us what, and who, would be part of your ultimate Perfect Night's Speedway (we're talking 1970-1990 only here, please!)?

 

Just fill in the answers to all the following categories to make up what would be your dream speedway set-up...

 

I'll set the ball rolling...

 

TRACK (can be defunct): Belle Vue (Hyde Road).

 

CAPTAIN: Ivan Mauger.

 

OTHER RIDERS WHO HAD TO BE IN THE TEAM (assume they are at their peak): Peter Collins, Chris Morton, Kelly Moran, Zenon Plech, Bruce Penhall, Christer Lofqvist, No.8 Roman Matousek. (Probably exceeded the points limit there but what the hell!).

 

PROMOTER: John Berry (OK, I'm biased).

 

TEAM MANAGER: JB (Peter Adams as stand-in).

 

ANNOUNCER: John Earrey (ex-Ipswich & White City).

 

RACE NIGHT: Saturday, 7.45pm (time to get home from the afternoon football, but early enough to allow enough time for a visit to the funfair afterwards).

 

MARCH OUT MUSIC: The Magnificent Seven theme tune (what else?).

 

Beat that!

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TRACK Canterbury

 

CAPTAIN Barney Kennett

 

OTHER RIDERS Steve Koppe, Les Rumsey, Mike Ferreira, Graham Clifton, Jamie Luckhurst, David Mullett

 

PROMOTER Johnnie Hoskins

 

TEAM MANAGER Maurice Morley

 

ANNOUNCER Malcolm Mitchell

 

RACE NIGHT Saturday 7pm enough time to get to pub afterwards

 

MARCH OUT MUSIC Magnificent men in their flying machines

 

Beat That

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TRACK                    Canterbury

RACE NIGHT              Saturday 7pm enough time to get to pub afterwards

 

7 was an early start time but not so early - I recall with misplaced pride - that I couldn't leave a game at Highbury, get back to Orpington on the train, meet my mate Keith at the station for a jet-powered drive to Kingsmead and we STILL had time for a pint before the meeting..!!

No, I don't know how we did it either..!!! ;)

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TRACK                    Canterbury

 

 

Good to see you've still got your sense of humour, KB! Kingsmead had some good things going for it - didn't Malcolm Mitchell make a habit of forgetting to announce the winning times until 5 mins after the actual race?

 

Must admit, JSH in his prime would take some beating.

 

But where were the different racing lines? As I recall it, it was tight to the white line (or the grass, in Barney's case) and wind it on. No chance of anyone passing on the outside of what was a flat track.

 

Still, if it was perfect for you who am I to argue.

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TRACK - EXETER

 

CAPTAIN - SCOTT AUTREY

 

TEAM - VACLAV VERNER, RICHARD GREEN, COLIN COOK, ZDENEK KUDRNA, STEVE KOPPE, MIKE FARRELL

 

PROMOTER/TEAM MANAGER - PETER OAKES (DEFINITELY NOT JOHN BERRY!!)

 

ANNOUNCER - BOB RADFORD & DICK BARRIE

 

RACE NIGHT - MONDAY 7.30PM

 

MARCH OUT MUSIC - STAR WARS THEME TUNE, I ALWAYS LIKED THAT AT EASTVILLE, BRISTOL

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TRACK (can be defunct): Waterden Road, Hackney

 

CAPTAIN: Barry Thomas.

 

OTHER RIDERS WHO HAD TO BE IN THE TEAM (assume they are at their peak): Zenon Plech, Keith White, Vic Harding, Dave Morton, Finn Thomsen, Bo Petersen, Bent Rasmussen

 

 

RACE NIGHT: Friday at 8

 

MARCH OUT MUSIC: The Magnificent Seven theme tune (what else?)....obviously

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TRACK (can be defunct): Waterden Road, Hackney

 

CAPTAIN: Barry Thomas.

 

OTHER RIDERS WHO HAD TO BE IN THE TEAM (assume they are at their peak): Zenon Plech, Keith White, Vic Harding, Dave Morton, Finn Thomsen, Bo Petersen, Bent Rasmussen

RACE NIGHT: Friday at 8

 

MARCH OUT MUSIC: The Magnificent Seven theme tune (what else?)....obviously

 

 

Aaah, 1977-78 revisited. Yep, that's as near to perfect as perfect can be. Topped with a few jars in Snoopy's?

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Aaah, 1977-78 revisited. Yep, that's as near to perfect as perfect can be. Topped with a few jars in Snoopy's?

 

 

Wasn't it called Cherry's around that time?...but whatever :) , although I was still illegal at that time. :P

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Track: Dudley Wood

Captain: Erik Gundersen

Other Riders: Bernie Persson, Jan O Pedersen, Alan Grahame, Phil Collins, Simon Cross, Arthur Price. No 8 Billy Hamill.

Promoter: Dan McCormick

Team Manager: Peter Adams

Announcer: Pat Foley

Race Night: Saturday at 7.30 (need to leave home by 7.00, read a Sporting Star on the way to the track)

March Out Music: That RAF marching song

Reading matter: Speedway Star on the way out the stadium (sorry Tony) after walking round the riders car park trying to grab some autographs.

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Guest Steve Dixon

Track----------Hyde Road

Capt-----------Wilkie

Riders---------Mauger,Pusey,Mort,P.C,Hemus,Eyre

Promoter------Jack Fearnley

Manager-------Eric Boocock

Announcer----Ken Wrench

Track Prep----Stan Ford/Roy Carter

Race night----Sat @ 7.30

Music----------Tokyo Melody......................mmm, memories... :D

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March Out Music: That RAF marching song

 

I'm almost sure that was Canterbury Crusaders tune as well, I heard it on the Poppy Rememberance service and thought that was our tune. :approve: If someone could download it and post it just for me to listen to, to make sure I'd be grateful.

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Track: Rye Park, Waterden Road, Canterbury :wink:

 

Captain: Oh god Uncle Ted of course

 

Other Riders: Barney Kennett, Kelvin Mullarkey, Ashley Pullen, Barry Thomas, Denzil Kent, Hughie Saunders

 

Mascots: John Wainwright and Troy Pratt

 

Promoters: Johnnie Hoskins/Uncle Len

 

Team Manager: Colin Pratt

 

Announcer: Malcolm Mitchell

 

Race Night: Friday at 8

 

March Out Music: The Magnificent Seven

Reading matter: Speedway Mail sold by Big Ron

 

 

We might not win a meeting but we'll win the fight after :lol: Perfick :approve:

 

Sorry Tony I couldn't split my 3 teams :cry:

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Track: Plough Lane, Wimbledon (80's size and shape)

 

Captain: Roger Johns

 

Other Riders: Todd Wiltshire, Kai Niemi, Buzz Burrows, Nathan Simpson, Ray Morton, Nicki Pedersen

 

Promoters: Russell Lanning

 

Team Manager: Cyril Maidment

 

Announcer: Dave Lanning

 

Race Night: Thursday 7.45

 

March Out Music: You work it out :wink:

 

Reading matter: Speedway Mail and Star

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Jason Crump and Kenneth Bjerrre riding in Aces colours throughout the upcoming season. :shock::rolleyes::unsure::lol:

 

Ron. :wink:

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