Defunct Speedway Tracks


Card Set 1
Ogden's Cigarettes

Card Set 1
"Ogden's Famous Dirt-Track Riders"
[A set of 25 cigarette cards]

Card 1 The Australian Wizard
Frank Arthur

Card 2 Australian
Jack Bishop

Card 3 Cecil Brown Nationality Unknown
John says:  The reverse of this card is missing.  If you have the card please scan the reverse and send the image to me by email  John

Card 4 Australian
Hilary Buchanan


Card 5 British
Clem Cort

Clem rode in Cairo 1928/29.  If you have info on this please email me John  I believe he fought in the Spanish civil war as if speedway wasn't dangerous enough!

Card 6 British
Tom Croombs
Tom was a Harley Peashooter rider.  The USA Harley was swept aside by the British Douglas and I presume Tom made the change of bike to stay competitive.

Card 7 Australian
Paddy Dean

Card 8 American
Sprouts Elder

Card 9  British
Roger Frogley

Card 10 Australian
Buzz Hibberd
As a six footer myself, I found this card interesting.  Six foot tall Buzz would still be taller than average in speedway today.  He must have trailed his leg on a low slung Douglas more than most riders.

Card 11 Australian
Vic Huxley
Vic was one of the best during this era and if there had been a world championship event he would have been a likely World Champ.

Card 12 Australian
Noel Johnson
John says: If Noel stuck with the "Peashooter" he would have been at a disadvantage with Douglas mounted riders

Card 13 British
Jim Kempster
John says: Jim was one of the best English riders of his generation

Card 14 British
Gus Khun

Card 15 Australian
Cyclone Billy Lamont
Billy Lamont began riding in Australia at West Maitland in 1924.  He had 5 years experience when he came to the UK.  The card says he was the rider to watch

Card 16 British
Alf Medcalf

Card 17 Australian
Frank C Pearce

Card 18 American
Art Pechar

Card 19 British
Reg Pointer

Card 20 British
Mart Sieffert

Card 21 Australian
Dicky Smythe

Card 22 British
Eric Spencer

Card 23 Australian
Charlie Spinks

Card 24 Australian
Ben Unwin
Another Harley Peashooter rider.  The American bike was very competitive in the 1920's but by 1929 the British Douglas machine was gradually taking over from the Harley.

Card 25 British
Colin Watson

This is the complete set of 25 Ogden's 1929 cards.  I wonder how many cigarettes were smoked/bought before all 25 cards were collected, (cough cough!)

I always thought the word "Tabs" was a Slang/Colloquialism but here we have an actual fag packet proclaiming to contain "Tabs"

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Jim Henry Page 1 1928
Jim Henry Page 2 1929
Jim Henry Page 3 1930
Jim Henry Page 4 1931
Jim Henry Page 5 1932
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Norman Jacobs Page 1
Bill Fletcher Photos
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