Courtesy of The John Chaplin Collection
1950's action, Kid Curtis and Oliver Hart
my website which is dedicated mainly to UK speedways that are
currently defunct. I started this site in 2005 and it is already
very large but with your help it
will continue to grow and grow. Do you live in a town that once had a speedway
and is not shown in my A-Z section,
If so send me an
email and help me add yet another track to our site. Or
maybe you have photos or other items from a track already included in this
site if so why not add them and share them with the speedway community by emailing them
present I am restricting pages in the A-Z to tracks I have pictures etc from.
In the future I will attempt to create a team page for every track,
including those I do not have pictures of.
The site is not just a
"defunct track website", so please visit the Name The Rider
pages the Miscellaneous pages and the
Ivan Mauger, Reg
Fearman pages etc., and let me have your comments. The site has 7
pages of the different bikes used by speedway riders from the origins in
the 1920s. Any photos you
have of old or unusual bikes are of interest to me, so scan them in and email them to me.
The website changes all of the time so if you have visited before you
may find new items on any of the pages you are interested in.
Russian Igor Plechanov leads England's
Nigel Boocock in the mid sixties
I normally charge a small fee for putting adverts on my websites
but am happy to show the following ad for free as I know Jim is
doing the Researcher for the love of the sport and does not make
much from his Speedway Research. Happy to help you Jim, keep
up the good work: -
Researcher magazine, This was set up to help fellow
researchers into the history of Solo
motorcycle speedway racing get in touch with
each other, is now in its 15th Volume.
It is edited and
published by Jim Henry and
Graham Fraser and the subscription is currently £5
per volume of four editions.
Overseas rate details on application.
The magazine has a website which will,
eventually, provide a record of every
the UK since 1928. This can be viewed at
The heat-by-heat meeting
records are by no means complete and any help to fill the gaps in
information base is very welcome. In addition the site has a large
number of back numbers of The Speedway Researcher magazine which
can be downloaded. The editors welcome articles about Solo
speedway matters. For details of overseas subscription rates,
Jim Henry at
If your track has closed down lets hear from you with your photographs, programmes etc.
email me here John If you have any photos from the
beginnings of Dirt Track Racing to the present date, that you want to share with the
speedway community then please
The contents of the site are © and should not be
reproduced elsewhere for financial gain. The contributors to this site
gave the pictures and information on that understanding. If anyone has
any issue or objections to any items on the site please
and I will amend or remove the item. Where possible credit
has been given to the owner of each item.
To visit the Speedway Riders Benevolent fund click on the above rider