Home Contact Us Stadia Pix Articles All About You Riders to Remember
DVDs Books Pictures Archive Dream Teams Programme Generator
2020 Review - Part 3
Harold MacNaughton
Your Feedback
Olle Nygren
2020 Review - Part 2
Your Feedback
2020 Review - Part 1
Your Feedback
Debut: Joe Screen
Plus Points
Your Feedback
Review: Blood & Cinders
Your Feedback
Tai Deserves a Gong
The J.A.P is Modern Art
Plus Points
Your Feedback
Snapshots of Yesteryear
Snapshots of Yesteryear
Snapshots of Yesteryear
Plus Points
Your Feedback
The Polish Problem
Mauger, Nielsen. World Finals.
Plus Points
Your Feedback
Simon Wigg Racing Plus!
Review: Saving Speedway
Great Races of the 70s/80s
The BLRC 1984
Plus Points
Your Feedback
Book Review: Dave Jessup
The BLRC 1983
Leif "Basse" Hveem
Your Feedback
When Did it Start to Decline?
The BLRC 1982
Tracking Down the Swagman
Your Feedback
Review: Before Air Fences
Your Feedback
Review: Who Gates Wins
The BLRC 1980
Owlerton in the Sixties
Plus Points
Your Feedback
Doyle's Triple Crown
The BLRC 1979
Your Feedback
New Cross Album 1936
The BLRC 1978
Your Feedback
Sheffield 60s & 70s
The BLRC 1977
John Pilblad
Your Feedback

Dream Team : Derek Lloyd

I am 46 and have followed speedway since I was 13, my local team is Coventry but I also went to the old Blackbird Road on a Tuesday when the top teams came calling. At one time I would go anywhere to see this great sport but then I got married and that soon stopped, money for the kids not racing. My son likes to go sometimes but racing on a Friday can be awkward. I still collect Cov home/away programmes thanks to Bob Cooke who runs the supporters club.


Dennis Sigalos
"Siggy", what a talent - pure skill and a really nice guy. Came to Brandon with the Witches and smashed the track record in the second half, another rider came out and did a wheelie from the pit gate to the third bend, Siggy followed him out and did a whole lap on his back wheel - "genius". Never the same after his ankle injury but won the F1 powerboat world championship with Penhall I believe.

Rick Miller
The most polite person you could ever meet, the only rider that could score zero and still be signing autographs for two hours after the meet. Soon went from zero to hero and was a more than capable heat leader and rode at number one for the Bees for a while. Rick had the best testimonial I have ever been to, everyone who was someone wanted to ride in it with a packed stadium on a glorious sunny day.

Kenny Carter
A true Brit who was proud of his country, a super talent who was destined to be a world champ. Away from the track Kenny was a nice guy who would talk to fans long after many riders had gone. Who could forget his British title with a broken leg - TRUE GRIT.

Bruce Penhall
From a riding view he was a pure genius. I went to Wembley in 1981 and saw a master class and he inspired Cradley to heights they only dreamed about before he came to our shores. Another nice guy from over the Atlantic.

Gary Guieglemi
I think that's how you spell it! Cut his teeth on loan at Boston and then came back with a bang, rode at number one for a while and nearly won the Midland Riders one year. No messing guy who is still talked about for his no nonsense approach and letting his fists talk for him at times.

Tommy Nilsson
A young Swede from the seventies who had loads of potential and was a great force with Olsen. Was called up for national service and was never the same rider afterwards. A cheeky grin who the girls loved.

Andy Hackett
Pure talent on two wheels who was finished by injury. Claimed many top scalps while riding at reserve for Coventry including Hans Nielsen when Hans was number one at Oxford. Another rider who graced our sport but who has been long forgotten.

Submit Your Own Dream Team


This article was first published on 18th September 2008

[ 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