Tuesday, 3 August 2010

GLASGOW SPEEDWAY 1946

Gruff Garland - An old fashioned leg-trailer and a joy to watch.

Joe Crowther - As a novice he couldn't afford leathers and practiced in his trousers and cardigan!

Bill Baird - Former Steelworker turned speedway star

Will Lowther - ex Newcastle "Diamond". He only had half a left foot due to a racing accident.

Wal Morton (Captain) - Apparently his wife hated speedway and only went along to Glasgow to stop Wal falling asleep on the way home.

Eddie Lack

Maurice Stobbart - Besides racing speedway, Maurice had his own drift mine near to his home in Cumberland, an orchard in his back garden and co-owned a haulage business with his brother Roland.

Charlie Oates - Learned his skills on Southport beach.


3 comments:

  1. Some great stuff on the blog recently, love these old photos.

    The Kendal long track article got me thinking about an article I read many years ago about a series of flat track events that took place in the UK on in the seventies. From memory Kenny Roberts and Peter Collins were involved, with Roberts on a Yamaha, and Collins on a Triumph. I'm sure that I'm not dreaming it up?!...

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  2. You're not dreaming KTL... watch this space.

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  3. Great post. Nice touch with the rider info. Well before my time right enough. Before my dads time too.......

    Cheers!

    Ewen

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