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WALKERVILLE - South Africa

These pictures were taken by track curator Gerald Richter when he developed the Walkerville circuit in South Africa. Gerald now works in the UK as the track guru at both Swindon and Arena Essex.

Pictures are courtesy of Graham Cooke


Hardly the most auspicious of entrances to the stadium!


Building the pits complex


From the air - looks a nice shape


Marking out the track in the field - the first earth has been removed


Literally weeks later and the place looks brilliant


Temporary stands - note the rider in gate 4 looping (extreme left of picture)


The car park was divided into cars and bikes. Bikers were encouraged to bring along their best bikes - these were then entered into a competition


Loads of dirt on the track


Action from one of the first meetings ever held at Walkerville


More action from an early meeting


Sidecars were encouraged as well, although they went round the other way


Quad events were also featured using the centre green as part of a figure of 8 track


When it rains it really rains. This was the track first thing in the morning. Believe it or not, they actually pumped all this off and got the meeting on in the evening.


 

This article was first published on 13th December 2007

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