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 
    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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