WALKERVILLE - South Africa
These pictures were taken by track curator Gerald Richter when he developed the
Walkerville circuit in South Africa. Gerald now works in the UK as the track guru
at both Swindon and Arena Essex.
Pictures are courtesy of Graham Cooke
Hardly the most auspicious of entrances to the stadium!
Building the pits complex
From the air - looks a nice shape
Marking out the track in the field - the first earth has been removed
Literally weeks later and the place looks brilliant
Temporary stands - note the rider in gate 4 looping (extreme left of picture)
The car park was divided into cars and bikes. Bikers were encouraged to bring along their best bikes - these were then entered into a competition
Loads of dirt on the track
Action from one of the first meetings ever held at Walkerville
More action from an early meeting
Sidecars were encouraged as well, although they went round the other way
Quad events were also featured using the centre green as part of a figure of 8 track
When it rains it really rains. This was the track first thing in the morning. Believe it or not, they actually pumped all this off and got the meeting on in the evening.
This article was first published on 13th December 2007
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