Ivan Mauger OBE MBE ..part two
Ivan has been kind enough to supply some of his personal photographs for inclusion on his web-pages on this site. My thanks go to Ivan on behalf of his many, many fans, which I am one. As a Newcastle regular in the 1960's I was privileged to witness your skill day in and day out in league matches etc as well as your world championship successes. Ivan's consistency over so many years would have brought him Grand Prix success too. That I am certain of. The greatest rider of all time? No doubt, Ivan Mauger.
Ivan at 17
We were presented with the scroll at the Newcastle Ball. Raye gave up cigarettes when she saw that photo!!
Ivan and Kym
Hi John. This must be a hot day when I was helping my son, Kym at a Moto Cross track. Cheers Ivan
Ivan and Bobby Schwartz: 1985 World Long Track
taken at my last ever World Long Track. Bobby Schwartz was number 10
and I was number 11. At Eskberg Denmark on 15th
Ivan says: Hi John. Bobby was number 10 and I was number 11. That was my last ever World Long Track Final at Esberg Denmark .15th September 1985. It say’s in my book on page 332.They called it Esberg or Korsko I hope this clears that up? Cheers. Ivan
says: I am showing below the picture of Ivan and Bobby from Ivans book
The All Blacks Flag
This is Ivans House flying the flag for the All Blacks. It is in the wind when every time the All Blacks play
The "Old" Guy
Ivan says: The second lap when I was leading Ole and new Champ Jason Crump 3rd. When I got to the track all the Riders said we do not want all the old guys getting in our way. So I got a Maximum from my 4 rides and beat Ole in the Match race after the meeting.
I also beat Ole in the match race at Coventry .
The Freedom of Gniesno in Poland 6th October 1985
Six Of The Best
Egon Muller -Ivan- Ronnie-Barry-Gerd Riss- Shawn Moran.
Ivans ESO Speedway/Longtrack Machine
This is my Bike that I bought back from the guy I sold it to in June 2006 (I did not want to take it to the UK in 1963 but I should have done that!!) It took me until the following June to finish it off? Raye always says that it was Ivan’s favorite bike.And I won the 4 Championships on that.
The New Zealand Rugby League Team. With Ivans Gold Bike and World ChampionshipTrophy
No that isn't Ivan with the goggly eyes and long snout!! Ivan has told me a few times that he is a NZ rugby supporter
He says: Hi John.This is the New Zealand Rugby League team at my farewell to UK standing at the back of my Gold Bike on 3rd November 1985.
Jack and Ivan
Hi again John’ This was when Jack Young presented to me my last win in Adelaide. It was the 150 year Jubilee of South Australia in Adelaide on 1st Feb 1986. This my all time hero Jack Young?
Honor: A Farewell by the NZ Prime Minster David Lange at Western Springs
Ole Olsen Receiving Tuition from Ivan at Hyde Road
Ivan Says: Ole Olsen when I taught him at Hyde Road. I took him back to our place as he spoke perfect English and he was with Raye and I for 4 days.
Ivan's 5 English Clubs
I was at Wimbledon in the late 1950s
Ivan says: My second club Newcastle Diamonds. I still look for Newcastles results when I get my speedway star
Ivan says: I look for BV results after checking out Newcastles
Ivan the falcon. He cannot check out Exeters results as they are now a defunct speedway and as so are now included in the websites A-Z of defunct tracks
Ivan finished his British career riding for Hull who are also defunct and covered in the websites A-Z of defunct tracks
The Hall of Fame
Hi John. I was inducted into the National Motorcycling Hall of Fame on Saturday 1st September 2007.
President of the World Riders Association
World Riders association when I was the President. From L to R.-Gordon Stobbs-Guy Allott my tuner for all the World Championships that I won. Wilfried Drygala my European Manager since 1967-Norrie Allan
Ivan's Gold Plated Bike
The prize for winning three world championships in a row. A gold plated bike, (see next 4 pics from Ivan's collection). Second to the Winged Wheels, this is Ivan's most cherished possession. The 17 yr old from New Zealand rode at Wimbledon then impressed first at Newcastle where he scored his first success. His career took off at Belle Vue with his triple crown, then wins as an Exeter Falcon and Hull Viking World speedway champion 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1977 and 1979. Ivan won other championships but is remembered here for his 6 world speedway titles.
Ivan says: the Daily Mirror picture was when the
Sunday Mirror presented it to me to keep after my 5th Win.
It took them 7 years to do it as after I won at Wembley they announced
that If I can win it 3 times in a row they will give to me to keep.
The world record bike was when I set the World Long track record at Alexander Park in Feb 1986 at Auckland .
That record (144.666) still stands despite all the current crop of LT rider having 10% more HP and leading link front suspension and mono shock rear suspension that keeps both wheels on the track. When I done that my bike was all over the track.
I was surprised to learn that Ivan rode an ESO in Australia before he came to the UK and began his association with British JAPS. But you see Ivan was always a surprising guy
This me on a sidecar at Ipswich in Brisbane. I won that race and retired undefeated. I also won my 5 rides on the bike. Also I won a stockcar race. So 7 rides and 7 wins.
Good stuff Ivan. I take it you didn't fancy not being in control and performing acrobatic stuff on the chair. But what a night you had winning all your races and in a car too.
I also rode a Douglass at the benefit meeting in October 1970 for the Lokeran disaster. I won that race and my 5 rides on my Bike. So 6 rides and 6 wins
A sight you may never have seen before. Ivan the leg trailer, because of the engine layout and longer wheel base the Dougie dictated the leg trailing style
Ivan on a Jet Ski
Hi again John, I was on my Jetski having fun on the Broadwater a few mile’s from our house. You can look on the Gold Pages for our House at Runway Bay .
Ivan says: This is Jack Young my all time idol. I have ridden his bike at Gillman in 2009 and at Broadford Bike Bonanza Easter in Victoria near to Melbourne. I went to there as A Sports Ambassador for New Zealand .
Buxton on the Derbyshire moors in 1966
I had the kids with me
Sports Ambassador for New Zealand
I am still the Sports Ambassador and I do that all over the World.
Powderhall on 20th September 1985.
From L to R-Jeremy Doncaster-Peter Collins-Richard Knight-Kai Niemi-Finn Jensen-John Cook kneeling-Chris Morton-Simon Cross-Barrie Dixon-Erik Gundersen-Brett Saunders-Steve Finch-Ivan Mauger on the bike-Billy Burton-Bobby Beaton-Eddie Ingles-Shawn Moran Kneeling-Scott Lamb-Phil Collins.
At Belle Vue on Sunday 3rd November 1985
From L to R-Neil Everts-Erik Gundersen-Peter Collins-Phil Collins-Carl Blackbird-Jan O Pedersen-Andy Smith-Chris Morton-Larry Ross-Kai Niemi-Hans Neilsen-Les Collins-John Cook-Ivan Mauger-Stephen Collins-Neil Collins-Preben Ericksen-Tommy Knudsen-Simon Wigg. I had all the Collins brother’s riding in that meeting.They have not been before and not since!!
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