Cards in this set are the property of David
Pipes, whom is happy for them to be on display on the website
Card 1Australian 1936 World Champion Lionel van Praag
Card 2 American 1937 World Champion Jack Milne
Jack and Cordy Milne
Card 3 Australian 1938 World Champion Bluey Wilkinson
1939 - 1948 No World Championship Speedway!
The Second World War came along. Hitler
(obviously not a speedway fan) caused untold suffering to millions of
people and he stopped our world championship and domestic speedway too. The
meant, no speedway world championships between 1939 and 1948 whilst
everyone did more important things than riding around a speedway track!.
Card 4 British 1949 World Champion Tommy Price
Card 5 Welsh 1950 World Champion Freddie
Card 6 Australian 1951World Champion Jack Young
Card 7 Australian 1952 World Champion
Jack had many fans as a double world champion
should have! Ivan Mauger told me that Jack Young was his hero
and he wanted to emulate Jack. Well Ivan did that now didn't he?
Card 8 Welsh 1953 World Champion Fred
Card 9 New
Zealander 1954 World Champion Ronnie Moore
I think this artwork looks more like Gary
Lineker than Ronnie Moore!
Card 10 British 1955 World Champion Peter Craven
Card11Swedish 1956 World Champion Ove Fundin
Zealander 1957 World Champion Barry Briggs
Zealander 1958 World Champion Barry Briggs
The card mentions an also ran Mo Kinlay in the
3rd place run off. They meant Scotsman Ken McKinlay!
Zealander 1959 World Champion
Card 15 Swedish 1960 World Champion
Card 16 Swedish 1961 World Champion
This card set idea was a good one and it is a
pity that the series came to an end in 1961