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ISSUE 33 - SUMMER 2016 - EDITION IS OUT NOW AND INCLUDES:

 

BERT KINGSTON INTERVIEW

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Halifax's British League championship and Knockout Cup double success in 1966. Vitek Formanek caught up with Bert Kingston, one of Dukes' Australian imports from that golden period, who looks back on three wonderfully memorable and eventful seasons in West Yorkshire and explains why his career ended so painfully back in his homeland.

 

HARRINGAY: 50 MEMORABLE MOMENTS

Although never the most successful of teams, Harringay enjoyed a big fan following at their Green Lanes track in north London. Rob Peasley traces the highs and lows of the club where all-time greats Jack Parker, Vic Duggan and Split Waterman were firm favourites.

 

LEGEND: WAL PHILLIPS

John Chaplin recalls how a night at Stamford Bridge fuelled Wal Phillips' passion for speedway and led to him becoming one of the most astute mechanical brains in the sport's history.

 

HOMES OF BRITISH SPEEDWAY

No.1 CRADLEY HEATH: In the first of a regular new series looking back at defunct tracks, we head to the Black Country and Dudley Wood Stadium, where the Cradley Heathens raced, on and off, from 1947 until the end of 1995.

 

REPLACEMENT THERAPY

It’s 50 years since the most radical change to team regulations was introduced and like all good ideas it has stood the test of time. Doug Nicolson looks at the circumstances leading to the implementation of the Rider Replacement facility.

 

ARTHUR 'WESTY' WESTWOOD

Philip Dalling recalls the promoting exploits of colourful former rider Arthur 'Westy' Westwood, one of the sport's great characters in its early days. In the late 30s showman Westwood was running Birmingham Hall Green, Sheffield, Nottingham White City and Leeds. His last involvement in British racing was at Tamworth, although he went on to organise meetings in France and Belgium in the 40s.

 

Plus . . . a new CROSSWORD, your LETTERS and obit on JOHNNY HOLE.

 

To order this single issue or subscribe, please visit www.retro-speedway.com or phone Susie on 01708 734 502.

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