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Ayr Speedway
Dam Park, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland. 1937 only.
Newspaper scan courtesy of ""  Jim Henry
Workington born Rol Stobbart (once a Newcastle Rider) started Ayr with his brother Maurice, also rode for Newcastle Diamonds.  Unfortunately the centre did not survive beyond the opening season 1937. Jim Henry says: Ayr only staged 2 meetings, so we can assume it isn't a centre about to reopen its doors in 2010 or anytime soon.
Not much yet on Ayr Speedway so If you can scan any pictures, programmes or badges send me an email John

Speedway Machines
During The 1930s
There was once a number of bikes from different manufacturers in use in the speedway world.  AJS, Harley Davidson, Douglas and Rudge and a number of others were common sights on our tracks from 1928 to the middle of the 1930s.  Then along came the JAP (John Alfred Prestwick) from about 1931.  The JAPS, (made in Tottenham, London), wiped the floor with the earlier machines and by 1937 when Ayr dabbled with speedway I can say that all riders would have been mounted on mighty JAPs.
A 1939 JAP

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