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Issue 20 of Classic Speedway is out and includes . . .



When we visited Freddie Williams at his Berkshire home for the in-depth interview that appeared in our last issue (No.19), none of us could have imagined that they would be his last recorded public words.


Just eight weeks later the speedway world was shocked by the news that the double World Champion had suffered a fatal stroke and died at the age of 86.


We make no apology for the fact that the Welsh wizard dominates this magazine for a second consecutive edition.


The tributes that appear – from family, friends, former rivals, team-mates and others who knew him well – say everything about Freddie Williams, the speedway star and the person.



We reveal the full, remarkable story of the former Swindon favourite called ‘Teo’ who made a daring escape from East to West for what turned out to be a short-lived freedom before tragedy struck one night at West Ham.



He was in the same race in which team-mate Peter Craven was killed and was close to others who lost their lives in motorcycle accidents. But there were highlights, too, for former Belle Vue and Wolves rider Bill Powell.



The bikes Ove Fundin rode during his greatest years with Norwich have become part of speedway folklore. We shed more light on an ongoing mystery.



The former Middlesbrough, Halifax and Cradley Heath rider looks back at the highs and lows of his career.



In a tribute to the supreme stylist, John Chaplin wonders what became of the Harringay, Bradford and Wimbledon star who attracted a record transfer fee and was on the brink of speedway greatness.


Ian Hoskins recalls two of his Glasgow discoveries, Tommy Miller and Ken McKinlay and what links them.


John Hyam on Walthamstow’s three-year post-war period, plus the New Cross revival in 1959.


1970 Bradford Northern full colour team group.


To order this single copy or to subscibe in the UK for a year for just £14, please go to: www.retro-speedway.com

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