Defunct Speedway Tracks


Kid Curtis and Oliver Hart

Courtesy of The John Chaplin Collection 1950's action, Kid Curtis and Oliver Hart


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John says: Welcome to 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 let me add them and share them with the speedway community by emailing them to me. email  I am restricting pages in the A-Z to tracks I have pictures etc from as my goal is to have an interesting website and not just a list of defunct tracks. 

The site is not just an A-Z "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. John

Constant traffic to the website (emails mainly) means the website changes all of the time when I receive new items, so if you have visited before you may find new items on any of the pages you are interested in.

Igor Plechanov 1966

Russian Igor Plechanov leads England's Nigel Boocock in the mid sixties


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.
Alec Jackson Wembley

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 e-mail and I will amend or remove the item.  Where possible credit has been given to the owner of each item.

  Contact Me  
  A-Z of Tracks  
  Name The Rider Part 1  
  Name The Rider Part 2  
  Name The Rider Part 3  
  Miscellaneous 1  
  Miscellaneous 2  
  Miscellaneous 3  
  Miscellaneous 4  
  Miscellaneous 5  
  Miscellaneous 6  
  Miscellaneous 7  
  Reg Fearman 1  
  Reg Fearman 2  
  Reg Fearman 3  
  Reg Fearman 4  
  Reg Fearman 5  
  Reg Fearman 6  
  Reg Fearman 7  
  Reg Fearman 8  
  Reg Fearman  Autobiography 2014  
  Eric Williams  
  Bob Andrews  
  Ivan Mauger 1  
  Ivan Mauger 2  
  Ivans 2010 Book  
  Dave Gifford Page  
  R Spencer Oliver Photos  
  Helen Jobson Photos  
  John Chaplin Photos  
  Ivan Stevenson Photos  
  John Hyam Page 1  
  John Hyam Page 2  
  John Hyam Page 3  
  John Hyam Page 4  
  Tony Webb Photos  
  Jim Henry Page 1 1928  
  Jim Henry Page 2 1929  
  Jim Henry Page 3 1930  
  Jim Henry Page 4 1931  
  Jim Henry Page 5 1932  
  Jim Henry Page 6 1933-57  
  Graham Gleave Page  
  Norman Jacobs Page 1  
  Bill Fletcher Photos  
  Peter Orpwood  
  Oval Track Racing  
  Pre Speedway  
  Cigarette Cards  
  World Championship  
  Bikes 1  
  Bikes 2  
  Bikes 3  
  Bikes 4  
  Bikes 5  
  Bikes 6  
  Bikes 7  
  Bikes 8  


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