Home Contact Us Stadia Pix Articles All About You Riders to Remember
DVDs Books Pictures Archive Dream Teams Programme Generator
14/01/2018
Riders to Remember: Wal Morton
Kiwis Overseas Final - 1985
Your Feedback
 
07/01/2018
It's All About You....Paul Davey
2018 NZ Championship
Kiwis Overseas Final - 1984
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 
31/12/2017
It's All About You: Fred Pallett
Kiwis Overseas Final - 1983
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 
24/12/2017
South African Tour 1951
Kiwis Overseas Final - 1982
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 
16/12/2017
DVD: Coventry Memories
New Hope at Oxford?
Hope Exhausted for Dons
Your Feedback
 
26/11/2017
DVD Review: 101 BIG Moments
Kiwis Overseas Final - 1981
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 
14/11/2017
Review: Speedway at Full Throttle
The Vestry Museum
Your Feedback
 
05/11/2017
Book Review: Backtracking 3
Speedway Specials
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 
22/10/2017
Track Pix: Hertingen
It's All About You: John Hyam
Your Feedback
 
15/10/2017
DVD: Shawn Moran Racing
12th California Reunion
Your Feedback
 
01/10/2017
The Tebbys - Stan and Jim
California 2017 Reunion
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 
25/09/2017
Trouble for Monarchs
Svein Kaasa Cuttings
Your Feedback
 
17/09/2017
What Happened to our "Season"
Riders to Remember: Ray Moore
Your Feedback


Golden Greats at Oxford Stadium

The "Save Oxford Stadium" campaign continue to raise awareness of the important part it played in the history of sport in the city. Their latest advert into the Oxford Mail features a classic encounter between two legends. Thanks to John Fray for sending it to us.

"On Thursday 9th May 1963, two of the greatest Speedway riders ever to turn a wheel met to contest the Golden Helmet at Oxford Stadium. Ove Fundin - the holder (left), shakes the hand of challenger Peter Craven before the best of three heats at Sandy Lane. Two times World Speedway Champion Craven was victorious and in the process set a new track record time of 63.0 seconds. Calculated to be racing at an average speed of 46.0 miles per hour, that track record remained unbroken until the length of the track was altered over a decade later.

The impact of this evocative scene from the illustrious past of Oxford Stadium is further enhanced by the background view showing the unmistakable Directors Bar, and to the right, the double decker bus that would ferry supporters to the stadium from surrounding villages.

So much history in one photograph. So much history in one Stadium. Let's not lose it, let's make more history. Save Oxford Stadium."

 

The advert appeared in the Oxford Mail on 1st September and was sponsored by S.D.Timmo Car Sales. Click on the image below to see the full sized image.

 

This article was first published on 18th September 2016

[ 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