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Issue 43... Tony Lomas, Poole Moments, Chum Taylor, Billy Lamont

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CLASSIC SPEEDWAY
Issue 43 of our quarterly magazine is out now. Here's a small taster of what to expect . . .

TONY LOMAS rookie to World Final in three years

Tony Lomas was one of the first stars to emerge from the fledging second division in the late 60s. In this exclusive interview with TONY McDONALD  from his home in the Yorkshire Dales, fast-starting Lomas recalls happy times before going on to top flight stardom with Coventry.

POOLE: 50 Memorable Moments

Poole are the current big hitters in British speedway, winning multiple top-flight titles over the last 15 years. ROB PEASLEY looks back at the early years at Wimborne Road, when the likes of Ken Middleditch, Brian Crutcher, Tony Lewis, Geoff Mudge and Pete Smith rode for the south coast club, and recalls how Pirates shocked the speedway world by winning the British League in 1969.

CHUM TAYLOR – King of Claremont to Prince of Wales

PHIL CHARD catches up with former Australian Champion Chum Taylor, whose impact on speedway in Cardiff remains to this day.

SPOTY and the 'vote-rigging' scandal

DOUG NICOLSON rewinds to the mid-60s, when a speedway superstar twice gatecrashed the elite sports party.

MAUGER BREAKTHROUGH

MARTIN ROGERS, who was at Gothenburg to report on the 1968 World Final, reflects on Ivan Mauger's first individual World Championship victory at a special family reunion half a century on from the Kiwi's maiden triumph.

TRAGIC TOMICEK

It's just over 50 years since Luboš Tomíček lost his life in a crash at Pardubice. In this special anniversary remembrance, VITEK FORMANEK spoke to friends of the former Czech great and the son who witnessed the accident and went on to follow in his father's tyre tracks.

IN BILLY LAMONT'S OWN WORDS

When JOHN CHAPLIN wanted to discover the truth of the fantastic Billy Lamont legend and find out more about one of the sport's pioneer superstars, there was only one thing to do: ask the man himself.

PRATTY'S REWARD

There was an uplifting end to 2018 when the World Speedway Riders' Association honoured Colin Pratt with their Lifetime Achievement award, just days after Pratty's 80th birthday. TONY McDONALD pays tribute to a dedicated man who has given the sport such great service over the past five decades.

SLIDING DOORS AND BIKES

DOUG NICOLSON looks back to his boyhood and a series of extraordinary near misses.

Plus . . . obits on Bernie Leigh, Pete Munday, Allan Kidd and Pawel Waloszek, crossword, your letters and full-page 1953 West Ham team photo.

To order this single edition or subscribe, please visit
https://www.retro-speedway.com/classic-speedway-magazine

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Another great edition and I especaiily liked the Billy Lamont article.

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