Tony Webb brings us details of a new speedway museum that is looking for interesting exhibits.
Wayne Perks (firstname.lastname@example.org) is looking for some old pictures, can you help?
"I have a friend who used to ride speedway in Australia in the early 60s and his name is Joe Weichlbauer. He raced in Perth and Sydney.
He moved to England to race for Oxford, Cradley Heath and Reading and has lived here ever since.
Would you have some old pictures of him?"
"What a awful shame that this track will be no more at the end of this season (2015) and a new much smaller track replacing it. Why not keep the track where it was and build new stands if they were in a bad way. As for the houses being built all around the stadium anyway, why does it matter where it is. No because they can fit in more houses. So many memories Since 1967. "
"I was a pit marshal for Wimbledon speedway during the time Tommy rode for the Dons and you could not find a more dedicated rider than Tommy. After every race he had he would ask me the race time, he would enter this in his book (pre computers) along with track conditions, weather, gearing etc. I was at home when one of the junior riders phoned me and told what had happened on his way home from the Sheffield match. I phoned the news desk and they confirmed the terrible news was true. All the track staff who could not travel to Sweden sent flowers and attended a service at the local church at the same time as Tommy's funeral. His family and speedway lost a great man and a world champion in the making. RIP Tommy even after all this time you are still missed by the sport."
"Chris rode for two years for the Isle of Wight. I used to film from the stands (we had another chap Ken who filmed from a platform for sale DVDs) and my film was shown in the bar at the clubhouse afterwards directly from the camera. So I probably still have all Chris's first home rides."
"Was a Rebels and Rye House fan back then (Rebels and Rockets!) I remember my first meeting in mid '76, under the midweek evening lights, the glitter on the breastplates and the dancing girl in white! I was proud of Gordon, but Kai Niemi was my hero, 100% trier and always improving. I only saw the Rebels lose once, as it was away at school a lot. The rumoured Capital Radio sponsorship may have saved us. Awesome stadium. Much missed. Although the BBC have paid my mortgage a few times since..,,,"