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On another Thread I queried a nickname of Arthur Forrest being known as the 'Black Prince'. Chunky kindly confirmed this for me. However this got me thinking (always a dangerous thing in my case ;) ).

 

I know that Speedway had loads of Riders who had these Nicknames like 'The Red Devil' - Frank Varey, 'Mighty' Mauger, Millen 'the Villain', Ronnie (Mirac) Moore I wonder how he got that name?

 

Also 'Split' Waterman - how did he get saddled with that name?

 

Anyway - I just thought it might be fun to see how many others we could come up with and, if possible, how those Nicknames were earned.

 

Graeme Smith was known as 'The White Knight' - hence my name on this Forum. He rode in white leathers.

 

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Zorro- Magnus Zetterstrom (no idea why he was called that?) Malc Holloway- mad Wellie malc was a farm hand and went straight to Milton keynes with his wellies on. Tony Davey- shrimp odvious .

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Martin"Crash"Ashby from his many falls in the early days at Bristol's Knowle track. Mike Broadbanks"Red Devil"red leathers.

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Graeme Smith was known as 'The White Knight' - hence my name on this Forum. He rode in white leathers.

 

 

As did Ken le Breton, known as the White Ghost.

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Reading an online excerpt from the book on Clem Beckett and it mentions various riders nicknames, Riskit Riley and Slider Shuttleworth to name two.....then it mentions a rider called ' Onandoff' Johnson who rode for Newcastle

A new one to me. Who is this rider ?

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On 3/2/2012 at 1:47 PM, The White Knight said:

On another Thread I queried a nickname of Arthur Forrest being known as the 'Black Prince'. Chunky kindly confirmed this for me. However this got me thinking (always a dangerous thing in my case ;) ).

 

I know that Speedway had loads of Riders who had these Nicknames like 'The Red Devil' - Frank Varey, 'Mighty' Mauger, Millen 'the Villain', Ronnie (Mirac) Moore I wonder how he got that name?

 

Also 'Split' Waterman - how did he get saddled with that name?

 

Anyway - I just thought it might be fun to see how many others we could come up with and, if possible, how those Nicknames were earned.

 

Graeme Smith was known as 'The White Knight' - hence my name on this Forum. He rode in white leathers.

 

:):)

Len Silver also gave Graeme Smith the nickname "The Corduroy Kid" after he turned up at Weymouth (?) and rode in his corduroy trousers!

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On 3/2/2012 at 1:47 PM, The White Knight said:

On another Thread I queried a nickname of Arthur Forrest being known as the 'Black Prince'. Chunky kindly confirmed this for me…. I just thought it might be fun to see how many others we could come up with and, if possible, how those Nicknames were earned.

At Brandon…

Johnnie Reason - Cream Bun Kid

Les Owen - Muscles

Nigel Boocock - The Beau, Little Boy Blue

Tom Ridley - Tiddler

Ron Mountford - The Man

Bryan Elliott - Chirpy

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Split......or rather Squire Waterman got his nickname when he bent over and split his leathers all the way down......he was originally nicknamed Split Arse but Split remained until the end!

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Phil Bishop… King of Crash/India Rubber Man

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'Cass the Gas" Middleton

"Manoleto" Holmqvist

 

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Posted (edited)

We had a few at Plough Lane.

'Smiling'Jim Kempster

'Salty' - Cyril Brine

'McGinty' - Dom Perry

'Piccolo' - Peter Moore

Mike 'Zoomer' Coomber

'Slim Jim' Tebby

'Haggis' - Bert Harkins

'Hedgehopper' - Trevor Hedge

'Soapy' - Nigel Leaver

'Gentleman Jim' Dormer

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Posted (edited)

Plus...

Derek 'Tink' Maynard

Maurice 'Slant' Payling

'Lemon-Drop Kid' - Pete Jarman

Les 'Red' Ott

Rob 'Five Flavors' Pfetzing

Mark 'Buzz' Burrows

Edited by chunky

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Pretty original at belle vue: 

PC - Peter Collins

Mort/Mighty Mort: Chris Morton

Jimmy Mac: Jimmy McMillan

The Racing Car: Peter Carr

Carl "Bye Bye" Blackbird

Barry "Baz" Ayres

And perhaps the only one with a hint of creativity:

Smudger and  foxy/foxy? - Andy Smith

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1 hour ago, waiheke1 said:

Pretty original at belle vue: 

PC - Peter Collins

Mort/Mighty Mort: Chris Morton

Jimmy Mac: Jimmy McMillan

The Racing Car: Peter Carr

Carl "Bye Bye" Blackbird

Barry "Baz" Ayres

And perhaps the only one with a hint of creativity:

Smudger and  foxy/foxy? - Andy Smith

Oh, come on... How could you leave out 'The Polka Dot Kid' - Chris Pusey?

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1 hour ago, chunky said:

Oh, come on... How could you leave out 'The Polka Dot Kid' - Chris Pusey?

Before I was born!

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