"I was just thinking that speedway fans stuck indoors due to the current lockdown might wish to make productive use of their spare time. The Speedway Researcher web site is worth a look if you want to relive meetings of the past. The site still has many gaps in its records and it would be fantastic if anyone with a collection of programmes could provide information which will fill the gaps. No offer of help would be turned away. "
"I was at Meadowbank the night Peter had his accident albeit I can't remember it as I was only a toddler. My father Jimmy talked about it a lot and he often became upset recalling the accident. In later years I became a football referee and often referee'd at the stadium that replaced the old Meadowbank. On one wall there was a plaque and a couple of pictures as a tribute to Peter. I took some snaps of them and if I can figure out how to post them on here I will. Unfortunately the stadium has since been demolished, I have no idea where the tribute to Peter is now."
Tracy Holmes takes us into the Supersonic Seventies, with Jimmy Ogisu an interesting addition to the field.
JIm Henry has started to submit some interesting material to the Defunct Speedway website. First up are some scans from The Auto that covers the sport's pioneer days. You can access Jim's page directly here.
"I can confirm that the spat with Mike Gardner happened at Dudley Wood. I was there in August 1969 when Gary knocked Mike off on the first bend of Heat 12. Gary came to a halt on turn 4 where he was confronted by Graham Coombes. Feelings were already running high from a previous incident which had seen Gary excluded. Mike Gardner started to run across the centre green, but stopped and returned to get his helmet. He then made his way over to the melee on Turn 4 and belted Gary on the head with his helmet. Cue uproar. "