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Red Monteith

Bill Elliot recently acquired some items from the collection of the late Jack 'Red' Monteith. Red was a popular reserve at both Glasgow White City and Old Meadowbank in the fifties and sixties. We're delighted to be able to share some of these items with you.

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Red (centre) with a couple of colleagues. Get in touch if you recognise them.

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Red in action at White City.

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(l to r) Bill McNeil, Eric Hanlin, Bill Landels, Bill McMillan,
Red, Joe Hicks, Bruce Ovenden

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Red and Ken 'Casper' Cameron at a veteran's demonstration at Powderhall in 1988

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Brian Bassett and Red at the Powderhall tapes in '88

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Brian and Red enter the third bend at Powderhall

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One of Red's payslips from White City.


This article was first published on 28th April 2011


  • Jim Henry:

    "Re first photo. The guy on the left I think is Bill McNeil who was a junior at Motherwell."

  • Lee Morris:

    "Thanks for sharing these great old photos. Am I correct in saying that Glasgow speedway honour Jack (Red) Monteith by choosing a reserve race to be run for the Red Monteith Trophy, with the winner receiving a very handsome inscribed silver plate?"

  • Matt Mckie:

    "The Jack "Red" Monteith memorial salver was donated by Chemtec UK, Jack's employer at the time of his death ( 12th Jan 2010 ) The salver is awarded to the winner of the reserve's race ( Spring trophy Glasgow v Edinburgh ) Matt McKie , work colleague of Jack and Glasgow supporter."

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