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Issue 54 - Gote Nordin, Glasgow Moments, SALRC, Brian Brett

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Issue 54 of CLASSIC SPEEDWAY is out now, so if you need to renew your subscription or take out a new one, please do so at https://www.retro-speedway.com

Here’s a small taste of the feast of nostalgia inside . . .


60 years on from Gote Nordin’s finest international achievement, PHIL CHARD presents a thorough examination of the stylish Swede’s illustrious career that spanned eight British teams and 22 seasons.

BIG NIGHTS: Southern Area League Riders’ Championship

Continuing his review of individual meetings, this time PHIL CHARD dips into the third tier where the Southern Area League Riders’ Championship proved the launchpad for future internationals and a few world finalists, including Mike Broadbank, Leo McAuliffe and Brian Brett. Past winners also include Alby Golden, Dave Hankins and Ross Gilbertson.

GLASGOW: 50 Memorable Moments

ROB PEASLEY traces the turbulent history of speedway in Glasgow, focusing mainly on Tigers and their heroes such as Tommy Miller and Charlie Monk, but also the four seasons of city rivals Ashfield, led by Ken Le Breton.


DOUG NICOLSON looks at walk-outs and strikes at a time when industrial action and wildcat strikes were a feature of working life.

PROFILE: Brian Brett

Taking a season-by-season statistical look at the former England international and World Finalist who rode for his local team Rye House, Southampton, Swindon, Newcastle and Cradley Heath.


DOUG NICOLSON looks back at postponed meetings that were hastily rearranged for the next day or very shortly thereafter.

Plus . . . brief obits on Harry Bastable, Ian Hoskins, Jack Geran, Johnnie Reason and Taffy Owen, readers’ letters, photo quiz, crossword and a full-page 1952 New Cross team photo.

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