Home Contact Us Stadia Pix Articles All About You Riders to Remember
DVDs Books Pictures Archive Dream Teams Programme Generator
15/09/2019
When Ian Met Ove
Updated: Dagenham Mystery
Your Feedback
 
06/09/2019
Is Speedway All-In?
Dagenham Mystery
 
21/08/2019
Book Review: Brough Park
NZ World League - Part 7
Your Feedback
 
28/07/2019
Scrapbook: Cyril's Starting Gate
NZ World League - Part 6
Your Feedback
 
21/07/2019
Never Give Up On Odsal
NZ World League - Part 5
Speedway at the Ace
 
10/07/2019
It's All About You: Barry Preston
NZ World League - Part 4
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 
04/07/2019
Large and Noisy Crowd
NZ World League - Part 3
Your Feedback
 


Dave Whittaker - You Have Two Minutes
By Tracy Holmes

Tracy Holmes puts Dave Whitaker 'On Two Minutes';

What are you up to these days?

I have been building wooden things from Recycled Rimu. Have had the pleasure of 2 new Grandkids, 2 & 3 years. And have built cradles, cots, tables, toys and a large Rocking Horse. They are now in Whangarei after losing their home at Brooklands [Christchurch] after the earthquake. With my wife Marie, 41 years married, from Southampton, toured Ireland and then a family wedding in Southampton. Also went to Goodwood Festival of Speed, great old and new cars. We spend a lot of time at our beach house, great fishing, club Crayfishing etc. I have been playing Masters Snooker, over 45 years, to a reasonable level.

How's the health?

67 years old and pretty good!

Any family stuff you would like to share?

Happy to have 2 successful daughters, both with degrees and of course new Grandkids. We had Briggo stay a couple of times and was able to help with media contacts to promote his book.

Do you see much speedway these days?

Not locally but went to Cardiff this year [2011] with Ken Lane, my old speedway travelling companion who went on to win British Grasstrack sidecar champs and also Martin Yeates (ex Poole and Weymouth). Also went to Poole, my old second half track. Martin and I went onto the centre green for an interview at half time. Poole very strong with Aussies.

Any message for friends and fans?

Great memories at Christchurch with Alan Brown, Bernie LaGross, Murray Burt, Roger Wright and ofcourse Ronnie. Hello to all who remember those Hawkes Bay V Canterbury matches. I'm only too happy to be part of a wonderful speedway family!

And I remember your many visits to the Awapuni track in Gisborne with Freddie Timmo and Colin Farquharson. I can still see the sparks flying off those steel shoes, MAGIC !!! Many thanks for sharing the good times Dave. Keep that tip well chalked !!!

 

This article was first published on 4th March 2012

[ Use Mobile Version ]
 

 

Comment on this Article | Contact Us | Go Back to Main Menu

   Please leave your comments on this article or on the site as a whole