Defunct Speedway Tracks

 


 
Hull Speedway
(The Boulevard)
 
The Boulevard Stadium, Airlie Street, Kingston upon Hull.  This track operated between 1971-1981  The stadium will always be better known as the home of Hull FC team
 
Boulevard Badges
 
Courtesy of Matthew Nicholson
 
Matt says:  I've attached a picture of the very first Hull Vikings race jacket (1971) for your site, it belonged to Reg Wilson. I'm always on the lookout for Hull Speedway race jackets so if you know of anyone who may have them, please get in touch. John
 
Clipping courtesy of Stewart Would
 

 
 
Hull Boulevard Badges
 
   
1971 1972  1973
     
1974 1974 1975     
     
 
1976 1976  1977
     
     
1977  1978  1978 
     
   
Year Unknown 1978  1979 
     
 
1980 1981 Gold 1981 Silver
     
If you have any other Boulevard badges or information about any shown here, then please send me an email John 
1981    
     
    These 2 Testimonial badges are from years after the Boulevard ceased as a speedway venue.  I am looking for info re this. 
1983  1989   
     

 
 
Ivan Mauger
At The Boulevard 
 
 
 
John says:  I would like some photos taken whilst Ivan was a Hull rider so please scan your photos and email them to me John

 
 
Hull 1975 
 
Courtesy of Dean Wormall
 
Dean Wormall says: The signature is Tommy Johansson (my hero at the time). 
Out of interest, I got Tommy's autograph as he was going up to the referee's box after a bad decision! That's how much those riders respected the fans and earned the fans respect. I was lucky enough last year at Cardiff to have a pic with Jimmy Mac, still involved in the sport, which is great!
 
 
The following scanned programme etc., was sent to me by Scot Wattie Dunlop 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Colin Lane's Photographs
 
 
The Lada Vikings
 
Hull Pic 1
 
 
The unmistakable Ivan Mauger in red the other riders are unknown.  If you can name them please email me here John
Steve Baker says: Pic 1: 8.8.79, Hull v Swindon, Heat 6, Ivan Mauger r, Steve Gresham w, Rolf Gramstad y/b, Graham Drury b.
 
Hull Pic 2
 
 
Appears to be Ivan in red the others are unknown, send me an email please John
Steve Baker says: Pic 2 : same match, Heat 3, Phil Crump y/b, Bobby Beaton b, Joe Owen r, Martin Ashby w.
 
Hull Pic 3
 
 
The riders are unknown, send me an email please John
Steve Baker says: PIC 3 : same match, Heat 2, Rolf Gramstad w, Dennis Sigalos r, Frank Auffret b.
 
Hull Pic 4
 
 
The riders are unknown, send me an email please John
Steve Baker says: Pic 4 : same match, same race as pic 2, different angle.
 
Hull Pic 5
 
 
Ivan again!
 
 
Hull Pic 6
 
 
The riders are unknown, send me an email please John
Steve Baker says: Pic 6 : 1981 Yorkshire TV Trophy, Heat 10, Frank Auffret r, Bruce Penhall b, Dennis Sigalos w, Jim McMillan y/b. Meeting was won by Bruce with a 15 point maximum.
 

 
 
Ivan Mauger's Gold Plated Bike
 
 
The bike was displayed at a Volkswagen dealer in Hull. Courtesy of Hull Rider Ivan Mauger!
 

 
 
Richard Watson's Photographs
 

Hi John,  Love the website, and as an ex Hull Vikings fan I took the attached photos (first five) when the Boulevard finally closed as the ground of Hull FC in 2002.  Please feel free to use them if they are of any interest.  Bizarrely, although the speedway had finished 21 years earlier, the Boulevard was briefly re-born as a greyhound track, with the track following the same layout as the speedway track had done. Those are the last two (colour) photos.  Cheers Richard Watson Wakefield

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Back Straight and Third Bend
 
 
Fourth Bend and Home Straight
 
Hull Vikings
 
 
 
Joe Owen 
 
 
 
 

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

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