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Who's who of Speedway past
« on: July 30, 2010, 05:03:04 PM »
After any good Speedway history websites on any of the names below.
Thanks in advance. 8)
1936 - L. Van Praag
1937 - J Milne
1938 - B. Wilkinson
1949 - T. Price
1950 - F. Williams
1951 - J. Young
1952 - J. Young
1953 - F. Williams
1954 - R. Moore
1955 - P. Craven
1956 - O. Fundin
1957 - B. Briggs
1958 - B. Briggs
1959 - R. Moore
1960 - O. Fundin
1961 - O. Fundin
1962 - P. Craven
1963 - O. Fundin
1964 - B. Briggs
1965 - B. Knutsson
1966 - B. Briggs
1967 - O. Fundin
1968 - I. Mauger
1969 - I. Mauger
1970 - I. Mauger
1971 - O. Olsen
1972 - I. Mauger
1973 - J. Szczakiel
1974 - A. Michanek
1975 - O. Olsen
1976 - P. Collins
1977 - I. Mauger
1978 - O. Olsen

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Re: Who's who of Speedway past
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2010, 05:12:53 PM »
After any good Speedway history websites on any of the names below.
Thanks in advance. 8)

These blokes are fair dinkum true blue Aussie WORLD Speedway Champions.

1936 - L. Van Praag
1938 - B. Wilkinson
1951 - J. Young
1952 - J. Young

Kiwi WORLD Speedway Champions.

1954 - R. Moore
1957 - B. Briggs
1958 - B. Briggs
1959 - R. Moore
1964 - B. Briggs
1966 - B. Briggs
1968 - I. Mauger     http://www.ivanmauger.com/
1969 - I. Mauger
1970 - I. Mauger
1972 - I. Mauger
1977 - I. Mauger


Some good links to keep you entertained Alison. its a great sport speedway and invented by us Aussies too.

http://justsolos.homestead.com/

http://www.oldtimespeedway.com/

http://homepages.ihug.com.au/~stvmagro/
http://homepages.ihug.com.au/~stvmagro/pages/mainindex.htm

and probably heaps more around the world
« Last Edit: July 30, 2010, 07:00:34 PM by Hoony »
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Re: Who's who of Speedway past
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2010, 05:17:15 PM »
what about John Titman??  Definitely a True Blue Champion! 

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Re: Who's who of Speedway past
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2010, 05:21:18 PM »
what about John Titman??  Definitely a True Blue Champion! 

That name rings a bell,,what state..??
the list from above I just copied from wikepoebar site  ;D
onya Hoonsta-re:justsolos.homestead.com/..some are just little fellows hey,like horse jockeys and Casey Stoner's RR lot.
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Re: Who's who of Speedway past
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2010, 05:21:38 PM »
John Titman at the 1978 Speedway Grand Prix H9

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKU9Ji6ULK4


And at the 1978 Speedway Grand Prix H14

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8CXuKkXfwY




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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2010, 05:22:28 PM »
what about John Titman??  Definitely a True Blue Champion! 

yes Titman was a great rider, as was Phil Crump, Billy Sanders, etc and many many other aussies, i just highlighted the World Champions that were aussies
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Re: Who's who of Speedway past
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2010, 05:27:27 PM »
what about John Titman??  Definitely a True Blue Champion! 

That name rings a bell,,what state..??
the list from above I just copied from wikepoebar site  ;D
onya Hoonsta
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Re: Who's who of Speedway past
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2010, 05:45:26 PM »
Alison, a good site I found was the Veteran Speedway Riders Assoc and there are links all over the world.
You'll find plenty of good stuff there, I haven't looked in there for a while so good luck.
Steve

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Re: Who's who of Speedway past
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2010, 05:58:00 PM »
Hey Hoony. Do you remember Danny Kennedy from Ballarat?

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Re: Who's who of Speedway past
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2010, 06:26:36 PM »
Seen a briggs conversion barrell the other day a bloke had, i guess that and the neil street ones kinda makes you realise why aussie have been playing speedway for so long and keeping the fire going.
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Re: Who's who of Speedway past
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2010, 06:28:37 PM »
Hey Hoony. Do you remember Danny Kennedy from Ballarat?

yes vaguely, i only Raced speedway at Victorian Low level (B Grade) from 1988-1992. i never rode Mildura (due to distant from Melb) i rode at Undera (Shepparton), Myrtleford, Avalon, and the Melbourne Showgrounds
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Re: Who's who of Speedway past
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2010, 06:38:46 PM »
Guys Les richters was a speedway rider as well
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Re: Who's who of Speedway past
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2010, 06:48:52 PM »
Alison, a good site I found was the Veteran Speedway Riders Assoc and there are links all over the world.
You'll find plenty of good stuff there, I haven't looked in there for a while so good luck.
Steve

Thanks Curly,I suppose what I was after is people that have raced and created there own website,bit like Danny"Maggo"Chandler in USA.
Some of the stars in the day stayed with it and are still doin it in the dirt.  8)
eg;http://homepages.ihug.com.au/~stvmagro/
also book Fay Taylour: Queen of Speedway.
or maybe something like www.herohoonyshothondahistory.com.au   ;D  ;D   ;)
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« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2010, 07:18:19 PM »
Some days, you just have to head down to the local library for some old news.  8)
The Collie Mail newspaper still has a large sports section and even back in the day it was going off-1976



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« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2010, 07:48:37 PM »
i am amazed at your thirst for knowledge on all things with 2 & 3 wheels. Speedway is a very interesting sport and there is a wealth of books out there on the subject. i reckon it is probably one of the most documented disciplines of motorcycle racing.


Heres a great book shop Alison that has anything on wheels (or can get it) sorry i couldn't find a website. they are local to me if you want anything and i can post it over to Wait Awhile

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1985 Honda CR500RF "Big Red"
1986 Honda CR250RG
2005 KTM 300EXC "The GruntMeister" ( I love that engine)