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Coatbridge Speedway
 
Coatbridge Speedway, Albion Rovers Football Ground, Cliftonhill Stadium, Main Street, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire 1968-1977
 
Coatbridge Badges
 
Coatbridge Lanarkshire
 
 

 
 
Coatbridge Monarchs
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Local Derby
 
 
 
The Monarchs were based at Coatbridge in the late 1960s
 

 
 
Coatbridge v Newcastle
 
12th October 1968
 
 
 
Programme Scans Courtesy of Wattie Dunlop
 

 
 
Coatbridge Monarch's Badges
 
Scans from Russell Earl
 

 
 
Coatbridge Badges
 
     
1968   1969   1973
     
     
1974  1975  1976 
     
     
1977     
World
Championship Qualifying Round
 
1st June 1968
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
 

 
 
Memories Of
Reidar Eide
 
Garry Allan says: My brother sent me this link and it brought so many memories back. We used to travel from Coatbridge on the supporters bus to Glasgow every Friday until that is the speedway moved to Coatbridge. I remember dad  bringing Reider Eider, sorry about the spelling, to our house myself a dumpling. It was the equivalent of David Beckham coming to our house!!!!
 
 
Reidar Eide (6 November 1940 – February 1999) was a Norwegian rider who was champion of Norway on five occasions.
 

John says: It is spelt Reidar Eide. He was the dominant force in Norwegian speedway in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Reidar Eide will be remembered as being one of the best riders ever produced by his country. When his fellow countryman Henry Harrfeldt broke his leg whilst riding for Edinburgh in 1966, the ‘Monarchs’ promoter Ian Hoskins tried the Swede Runo Wedin in his place before turning to Reidar who, at 25 years of age, was rated as one of his country’s most promising prospects. He had been riding for a number of years but meetings in Norway were few and far between and he had less experience than many riders who had been racing for a shorter period of time. Nevertheless, he was an instant success at Old Meadowbank, breaking the track record in August and scoring his first maximum at home to Long Eaton.

 
John says: I remember Edinburgh boss Ian Hoskins introducing his team at Newcastle he said "Reidar Eide" in the most dramatic way long before the boxing guy with his lets get ready to rumble!
 

 
 
Who Ate All The Pies?

 
Bert Harkins and Doug Templeton in some kind of pie eating contest, my money's on big Doug
 

 
 
3 Tigers At
Rye House 1974
 
Courtesy of Dave Jones 
Eddie Argall
 
Courtesy of Dave Jones  
Robin Adlington
 
Courtesy of Dave Jones  
Brian Collins
 

 
 
Coatbridge 1975
 
The following three photos are courtesy of ex Coatbridge rider John Wilson
 
 
John Wilson says: Coming off the line, it's Brian Collins no1 on the inside, and me riding no 2 (gate three). The away team is Boston.
 
 
 
Graham Dawson ( yellow leathers), Jimmy Gallacher, Mitch Shirra, me (John Wilson) and Brian Collins. The rider on the far right is in the opposing team.
 

 
 
Brian Collins
 
 

 
 

Coatbridge 1977

 

Photos by Wattie Dunlop

 
 
Benny Rourke and Graham Dawson of Tigers taken May 1977 at Coatbridge
 
 
Brian Collins of Tigers takes the inside line against Halifax in an inter league challenge in May77
Peter Baldwin says: The Halifax riders are Henny Kroeze and Tom Godal
 
 
Jimmy Gallacher
 
 
Ready for tapes up Tigers v Berwick May 77 (Graham Dawson in red, Benny Rourke in blue)
 

 
 
Merv Janke
 
 

 
 
Graham Dawson and Jimmy Gallacher against Halifax in inter league challenge in May 1977
 
 
Graham Dawson, Merve Janke and Brian Collins
 
 
Graham Dawson of Tigers v Berwick May 77
 

 
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