Glasgow Speedway - White City
 
White City Stadium, Paisley Road West, Ibrox, Glasgow speedway started 1928 and ran off and on until 1968.  The stadium was demolished when the M8 was built.
 
Opening meeting of 1929
 

Courtesy of Jim Henry
 
If you can name any rider in the above picture please email me here John
 

 
Douglas Mounted Riders
 
Courtesy of Jim Henry
 
If you can name any rider in the above picture email me here John
 

 
Billy Galloway
 
Picture courtesy of Jim Henry
 

 
 
Front of Jims book
 

Courtesy of Jim Henry

 

Back cover of Jims book

 

 
 Ibrox / Govan area of Glasgow
 
 
Jim Henry says: Hi John, The view is looking northwards over the Ibrox / Govan area of Glasgow. White City is the one below (or south of) the gasometer. The stadium immediately east (or to the right of) the gassometer is the Albion Greyhound Stadium. There are no records of this ever being used for speedway. The stadium immediately east of Albion is Ibrox Stadium which is the home of Rangers F.C. The road to the west of White City (or left of) is Helen Street and somewhere just off that street was the Glasgow Govan training track. Jim
 

 
Glasgow Lions v Newcastle Diamonds 1939
 
 
Billy Lamont, Maurice Stobart, Kid Curtis and Norman Hargreaves. Behind are Colin Watson, captain of the Glasgow team, and Phil Bishop". A very healthy crowd of 15,000 watched this match.
 
This is Newcastle at Glasgow in 1939.  The Glasgow side were known as the Lions hence the riders sporting a rampant lion on their race jackets.  I don't suppose anyone will be able to put names to the riders pictured but if you can, please email me here John
 
Peter Colvin says: Re the above photo I paid a visit this morning to the Mitchell library in Glasgow which has indeed proved fruitful. The photo was not in either the Herald nor the Evening Times but appeared in a slightly wider format in the Daily Record dated Monday May 8, 1939. The photo in the paper showed all six Newcastle riders, rather than just the four in the photo shown in the archives and on your website. The newspaper caption said, "The line-up for the parade of riders at the first speedway meeting of the season at the White City, Glasgow, on Saturday night. Left to right are George Pepper, Rol Stobart, Billy Lamont, Maurice Stobart, Kid Curtis and Norman Hargreaves. Behind are Colin Watson, captain of the Glasgow team, and Phil Bishop". So this was the first speedway meeting at White City since the last one on 7th July 1931. A crowd of 15,000 watched Newcastle beating Glasgow 23-31 with Colin Watson unbeaten on 9 points. They must have  liked what they saw because 20,000 came the following Saturday!
 

 
1946 White City Programme
 
 

 
Glasgow v Sheffield 1946
 
Courtesy of Graham Gleave
 

 
 

 
Scotland v Russia 1966
 
Courtesy of Wattie Dunlop
 
 
So how were Scotland allowed to use Australian rider Charlie Monk.  Did he have scottish blood in his veins!
 

 
Glasgow v Sheffield 1965
 
 
 

 
 

 
1966 Glasgow Team
 
 

 
1967 Glasgow Team
 
 

 
Glasgow v Prague 1968
 
 
 

 
 
If you can scan any pictures, programmes or badges send me an email John 
 
 

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