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Glasgow Speedway
 (Shawfield Stadium)
Shawfield Stadium, Glasgow Road, Rutherglen, Glasgow G73 1SZ Speedway staged between 1988-1998
Glasgow Shawfield Badges  Scottish Monarchs
Glasgow 1991
Courtesy of Wattie Dunlop 
Jesper Olsen 1994
Jesper before switching to Newcastle where he became one of the top men in the league. 

Robert Nagy


Tigers Smash 1986
Courtesy of Wattie Dunlop
A great photograph, a still moment caught in time amongst the manic behaviour of speedway bikes out of the riders control.  I know this was 1986 and the picture appeared in the Glasgow programme.  Well done the tigers photographer and can anyone saywho the riders were?
Jim Henry says: I was looking at your Shawfield section on the A-Z. The photo under the heading Tiger Smash. The rider on the LHS is a Mildenhall Rider but who he and the Tiger are I don't know. I don't think the photo was taken at Shawfield as there appears to be countryside in the background and all the Shawfield track was in an enclosed stadium.

Shawfield Badges
My good friend Wattie Dunlop has supplied me with scans of his Glasgow Shawfield badges.  I am showing them below:-
1988 1989 1990  
1990 1990 1990
1991 1991
1992 1993 1993
1994 1995 1997
1997 1998
A great collection of badges spanning the 10 years Glasgow were racing at Shawfield 1988-1998.  My thanks to Wattie Dunlop for sharing his collection with us.


Scottish Monarchs
Wattie says: Hi John, Scottish Monarchs rode at Glasgow Shawfield for 1 season in 1996. Cheers  Wattie


Phil Jeffrey 1989
Courtesy of Wattie Dunlop


Mystery Was it 1996 Or 1998
Courtesy of Paul Burton
Paul Burton says: These 2 photos were taken at Fir Park, Motherwell, on 14th March 1998 
John says: Fir Park is Motherwell FC's ground, my records show that the secretary of the football club was Alan Dick who is a speedway fan.  He put on a demonstration of speedway for the football fans in 1996.  Mick Powell and Scot Lamb took their bikes along to the footie ground in 1996 according to my records not 1998, so can anyone name the 2 riders in the pictures (are we looking at Mick and Scot in 1996) and can anyone throw any light on the year, was it 96 or 98?
Steve Baker says: This pic cannot be from 1996 as the Tigers did not ride that year. It's definitely 1998 and its Mick Powell on the left and though I cannot name the other rider it is not Scott Lamb. Not sure about the location either as there is a third rider in the background so maybe its a pre meeting parade somewhere. Interesting conundrum!
John says: If you were there can you confirm what took place at Fir Park, the year and the riders John
Steve Baker says: Hi John mate, I agree with what you say about the speedway demo at Fir Park in 96 but these photo's were definitely not taken on that occasion. Firstly Mick and Scott rode for the Scottish Monarchs that year so would not be wearing a Glasgow race jacket.
Secondly the race jackets they are wearing are most certainly the 1998 version, the year they were sponsored by QFM radio. Therefore I think Paul is right when he says they were taken in March 98, where I do not know, maybe it was a demonstration somewhere else we don't know about. Personally, as I said before, I think its just a pre meeting parade as you can see the Tigers number 3 in the background of pic 2. Oh, by the way the rider in pic 2 is Dalle Andersson. Let's see if anyone else has an opinion on this little brain teaser!
Tony McColl says: Don't know if you ever found out, but the rider wearing purple is Stewart McDonald.

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

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