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Fascinating interview with Australia's Jim Airey in the latest 'Backtrack' edition. A ride at his peak who appeared to give it all away but at least I had the opportunity of seeing him ride during a rare appearance at Cowley in 1973.

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I don't get the magazine so I've not seen the article, but I remember Jim " the trapper", and his pal Gordon Guasco from the days when they were riding in the UK.

My overriding memory of Jim was the night he "slid off" on the first turn at monmore green, got up and recovered for a third place in a match between Wolves & Newport.

It was the only race that didn't finish 5-1 to the home team, and I think the 64-14 scoreline is still some sort of a record.:D

 

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Another excellent issue. Will definitely get the sister publication to read more about Jim Airey.

However, was shocked to read in the article on Norwegians that my comments about Reidar Eide and Odd Fossengen were attributed to "Sidney the Robin" rather than myself. Can't say too much as the matter is in the hands of my legal team, but Sidney getting the credit!!!!!

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I thoroughly enjoyed the Jim Airey Article.

I saw Jim at Sunderland when he came, with Gordon Guasco, over from Australia to ride for us.

It was obvious even then that he was potentially, a great talent as was Gordon.

I look forward to reading the piece in 'Classic Speedway' when it comes out.

salty - I subscribe to both 'BackTrack' and 'Classic Speedway', that way you don't miss anything.

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On 28/01/2018 at 12:24 PM, salty said:

Another excellent issue. Will definitely get the sister publication to read more about Jim Airey.

However, was shocked to read in the article on Norwegians that my comments about Reidar Eide and Odd Fossengen were attributed to "Sidney the Robin" rather than myself. Can't say too much as the matter is in the hands of my legal team, but Sidney getting the credit!!!!!

Sorry  salty i owe you half a shandy gutted sorry .!,

On 28/01/2018 at 12:24 PM, salty said:

 

 

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