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Issue 92 - Chris & John Louis, 1986 review, Brothers, Weymouth

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Issue 92 is out now and here's a taste of what to expect . . .

SON OF MY FATHER: CHRIS & JOHN LOUIS

 

RICHARD BOTT talks to two of England's finest, both Ipswich legends, World Final medallists and the first father-and-son duo to be crowned British Champion.

 

Chris Louis told Backtrack: "From a rider-adrenaline point of view, there is nothing like waking up on the morning of a one-off World Final knowing that if it all goes right that day, you will be World Champion at the end of it."

 

“The British Final was as big as anything. There was nothing like travelling from Ipswich to Coventry passing loads of cars with Witches colours. Maybe it’s because I have retired from racing that it doesn’t seem to be the same these days."

 

BACKCHAT Q&A with Martin Rogers

 

The second in our new series where readers fire questions at our lead columnist. As one of the most respected promoters and administrators of the Backtrack era, no-one is better qualified to discuss the burning issues of the 70s and 80s. This time, MR responds to the controversy surrounding the 1984 Sunday People race-fixing 'scandal'; he has some colourful comments on King's Lynn's shift from their traditional gold and green; and debates the merits of women riders and their possible future role.

 

BROTHERS IN ARMS Exclusive interviews

 

PHIL CHARD talks family pride to Peter Collins and Alan and Andy Grahame about making brotherly history on the international stage.

 

BRETT SAUNDERS Exclusive interview

 

The former Berwick and Edinburgh star candidly reveals to MARTIN NEAL how his battle to recover from a stroke pushed him to the brink.

 

THAT WAS THE YEAR: 1986

 

In the last of our season-by-season reviews, ANDREW SKEELS rewinds 33 years to a period when Denmark and Oxford dominated and the sport was stunned by a terrible tragedy.

 

WEYMOUTH: 50 Memorable Moments

 

Despite Weymouth's turbulent history and five different nicknames, ROB PEASLEY recalls highs as well as lows on the south coast, where Tony Lomas, Martin Yeates, Brian Woodward, Danny Kennedy, Simon Wigg and Simon Cross were all stars .

 

THE WRITE STUFF RICHARD CLARK (part 2)

 

In this concluding part of his in-depth interview with the longest-serving Speedway Star editor, TONY McDONALD  finds out (amid the obligatory beers and curry) more about this popular character with many friends in high places.

 

NO PLACE LIKE HOME

 

DOUG NICOLSON looks at venues that might have been worthy additions to the sport in the Backtrack era but, for whatever reason, never became speedway homes.

 

WORLD LONGTRACK FINALS of the 80s

 

In part two of our review of speedway's 'bigger brother', ROB PEASLEY looks back to the 80s, when two English speedway stars added their names to the illustrious roll of honour.

 

We are no longer selling single issues, because we need new subscribers to commit to the magazine. You can subscribe at www.retro-speedway.com

 

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Really interesting article about brothers in speedway with an interview with Peter Collins.

Always wondered if there was a reason that each successive Collins brother didn't quite achieve what their elder brother did!

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22 minutes ago, Garry1603 said:

Really interesting article about brothers in speedway with an interview with Peter Collins.

Always wondered if there was a reason that each successive Collins brother didn't quite achieve what their elder brother did!

There were fascinating interviews with all the Collins' Brothers in a past Edition of 'Backtrack' some years ago. Each are very different personalities and made for an interesting read with the late John Berry giving his personal assessment on each one.

The Kennett Brothers were also featured some time back and, again, very different in their own way.

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