John says: Newcastle Diamonds got into
the Cigarette Card act and produced their own card set and not a cigarette in sight!
Well done Newcastle Speedway.
A series of 24 cards featuring Newcastle Diamonds
1960s Cards are
shown courtesy of the John
Card 1 British Maurie Robinson
Card 2 British Jack Winstanley
Card 3British Allan Butterfield
Card 4 Danish Ole Olsen
Card 5 British Peter Kelly
Card 6 British Dave Schofield
Card 7 British Sid Sheldrick
Card 8 British Don Wilkinson
Card 9 New Zealander Ivan Mauger
Card 10 New
Zealand/British Dave "Giffy" Gifford
Dave has dual nationality he was borne in Kent
England and emigrated with his family to New Zealand. Strangely
Giffy was guided to Newcastle by his love for Newcastle Brown Ale!
Card 11 British Mike Watkin
I was surprised to read that Mike was born in
Cumbria. I always thought he was from Newcastle. I remember
Mike in one ride at Brough Park when he defeated the reigning world
champion Barry Briggs, the race brought the house down when Mike took
the chequered flag ahead of Briggo!