The Golden Age of Speedway

The Golden Age of Speedway

The post-war era was British speedway’s golden age.

Author: Philip Dalling

Publisher: History PressLtd

ISBN: 0752458310

Category: History

Page: 160

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The post-war era was British speedway’s golden age. Ten million spectators passed through the turnstiles of a record number of tracks at the sport’s peak. With league gates as high as 80,000, speedway offered a colorful means of escape from the grim austerity of the times. A determinedly clean image, with no betting and rival fans mingling on the terraces, made speedway the family night-out of choice. The sport thrived despite punitive taxation and government threats to close down the speedways as a threat to industrial productivity. A three-division National League stretched from Exeter to Edinburgh and the World Championship final attracted a capacity audience to Wembley. Test matches against Australia provided an yet another international dimension. Even at the height of its popularity, speedway was a sporting edifice built on unstable foundations, which crumbled alarmingly as the 1950s dawned and Britain’s economic and social recovery brought competing attractions like television. Only now is it beginning to regain its former popularity with regular Sky Sports coverage of the Elite League.
Categories: History

The Golden Age of Wisconsin Auto Racing

The Golden Age of Wisconsin Auto Racing

Reffner won two features at Golden Sands in June and then won a $500
Firecracker 75 at the same speedway. In August, Reffner was second in points to
Marlin Walbeck at Golden Sands. In the 100 lap State Championship Race held
in ...

Author: Dale Grubba

Publisher: Badger Books Inc.

ISBN: 1878569678

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 247

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This text highlights races and drivers from the glorious racing days at Wisconsin's short tracks.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Golden Age of the American Racing Car

The Golden Age of the American Racing Car

288 יזום קדי פ GENLCO TL 236.365 C. 1 The golden ... 95 , 105 , 106 , 120 , 133 ,
167 , 267 , 268-274 Shoaf , Ben , 129 Simca , 142 Simplex , 15 , 199 Sioux City
Speedway , 88 , 268-274 Sisman , E.W. , 92-93 Sizaire - Naudin , 39 , 151 Sloan
 ...

Author: Griffith Borgeson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076006549344

Category: Automobiles, Racing

Page: 288

View: 356

The complete story of the men, the machines, the tracks, the engineering and the feats of the great yeats between the wars when American racing cars achieved classical perfection.
Categories: Automobiles, Racing

Portland Speedway

Portland Speedway

The early 1980s were a challenging period for Portland Speedway, with several
rapid changes in management leading ... and both the local weekly racing and
the professional series attendance saw a second golden age through the 1990s.

Author: Jeff Zurschmeide

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467131469

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 735

Portland Speedway, also known as Union Avenue Speedway, opened in the summer of 1936 and enjoyed a 66-year run as the leading oval track in Portland. Originally built as a dirt track on a farmer s field in the far north of the city, the track was known for track roadsters based on Ford s Model T, sprint cars, and stock cars. As returning servicemen discovered a love for racing, the track exploded in popularity after World War II. The track was paved in 1946 and flourished as a center for racing; it even included a drive-in movie theater. Many notable racers, such as Len Sutton, Rolla Vollstedt, Greg Biffle, and Mike Bliss, either started their careers at or visited Portland Speedway. But the real story of Portland Speedway is told in the hundreds of people who made a living or simply enjoyed the racing life while competing at the Pacific Northwest s finest track."
Categories: History

The Golden Age of Indiana High School Basketball

The Golden Age of Indiana High School Basketball

The 1955 Speedway Sparkplugs. Front, left to right: Joe Cork, Chuck Stout, Bob
Templin, Don Boles, W. K. Lippard. Back, left to right: Jim Wood, Ken Smith,
Ronnie Hunt, coach Clyde Salee, Bill Healy, Fred Scott. Roosevelt on the
basketball ...

Author: Greg Guffey

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253218187

Category: History

Page: 215

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This is a book for all fans of Indiana basketball.
Categories: History

The Golden Age of Murder

The Golden Age of Murder

The new man in her life, Oswald Arthur Fleming, was a divorced journalist twelve
years her senior. ... The long, flat beach at Pendine Sands in Carmarthenshire
was vaunted as 'the finest natural speedway imaginable', but while trying to ...

Author: Martin Edwards

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780008105976

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

View: 587

Winner of the 2016 EDGAR, AGATHA, MACAVITY and H.R.F.KEATING crime writing awards, this real-life detective story investigates how Agatha Christie and colleagues in a mysterious literary club transformed crime fiction.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Golden Age of Sports Cars

The Golden Age of Sports Cars

... 000 on the outcome of a match race between Hispano and Stutz over the
bricks of Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a full twenty - four hours . The public ,
however , loved the idea . The bout of the century - the cream of the Continent in
a fist ...

Author: Louis William Steinwedel

Publisher:

ISBN: 0801956919

Category: Sports cars

Page: 253

View: 856

Categories: Sports cars

Grand National America s Golden Age of Motorcycle Racing

Grand National  America s Golden Age of Motorcycle Racing

A hasty recapitual : When last we saw Gary , it was in the hostile winter of 1971 ,
the waning days of the Lime Juicer Rebels , and he was inside Ontario Motor
Speedway ' s bar / lounge in a rare celebratory mood , chug - a - lugging away in
 ...

Author: Joe Scalzo

Publisher:

ISBN: 1610609425

Category:

Page: 192

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Saving Speedway

Saving Speedway

Saving Speedway tells how the road to recovery began when a small group of men of vision re-opened long-closed venues and then, in 1960, formed a new competition, the Provincial League, which doubled the number of speedway venues overnight ...

Author: PHILIP. DALLING

Publisher:

ISBN: 085704348X

Category:

Page:

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Saving Speedway tells how the road to recovery began when a small group of men of vision re-opened long-closed venues and then, in 1960, formed a new competition, the Provincial League, which doubled the number of speedway venues overnight and eventually led to a new Golden Age for the sport.
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The Golden Age of Marion

The Golden Age of Marion

Within a period of 10 years Marion had become a motorcycle center . There were
about 500 motorcycles of ... The motorcycle races were conducted under
regulations similar to those of the Indianapolis Speedway . Motorcycle
manufacturers ...

Author: Steve Bunish

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000053913335

Category: Marion (Ind.)

Page: 99

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Categories: Marion (Ind.)

Classic Home Video Games 1972 1984

Classic Home Video Games  1972 1984

Smithereens ! is similar to Artillery Duel , but more simplistic and set “ in the days
of old when knights were bold . ... levels , making for one of the more enjoyable
educational titles of the golden age . Speedway ! / Spin - Out ! / Crypto - Logic !

Author: Brett Weiss

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015064990669

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 306

View: 655

"This reference work provides a guide to popular video games of the 1970s and early 1980s. Each chapter includes a brief history and description of the game system, followed by a complete listing of video games released for that console. Glossary provides a helpful guide to the classic video game genres and terms referenced throughout the work"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Games & Activities

The Golden Age of Big Little Books

The Golden Age of Big Little Books

... King of the Speedway 1467 Flint Roper and the Six - Gun Showdown 1468
The Lone Ranger Follows Through 1469 The G - Man and the Gun Runners
1470 Junior Nebb Joins the Circus 1471 Kazan , King of the Pack 1475 Mickey
Mouse ...

Author: Lawrence F. Lowery

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015082712954

Category: Big little books

Page: 478

View: 474

Categories: Big little books

The Golden Age of American Rock n Roll

The Golden Age of American Rock  n Roll

From July 1963 and the filming of “ Viva Las Vegas , ” to the release of “
Speedway ” in June 1968 , Elvis ' records did a slow - motion slide down the
charts . Only “ Crying in the Chapel , ” which peaked at Number Three in 1965 ,
offered any ...

Author: Lee Cotten

Publisher: High Sierra Books

ISBN: IND:30000085790883

Category: Music

Page: 600

View: 135

Laminated hardcover edition
Categories: Music

The Golden Age of Air Racing 1927 1933

The Golden Age of Air Racing  1927 1933

A week after the first races had been held it was still impossible to get official lap
times and even the official results sent out ... as is employed at the Indianapolis
speedway and has been used at the air races in several past years , accuracy
and ...

Author: Sylvester H. Schmid

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556039345111

Category: Aeronautics

Page:

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Categories: Aeronautics

Images of Women During the Great Depression and the Golden Age of American Film

Images of Women During the Great Depression and the Golden Age of American Film

The largest syndicate of brothels in the nation was headed in Chicago by , it was
generally believed , Al Capone . Prostitutes were rotated every two weeks
throughout the country . Chic hotels functioned as brothels and one , the
Speedway Inn ...

Author: Patricia Medeiros

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822007760721

Category: United States

Page: 1080

View: 222

Categories: United States

Riders Teams and Stadiums

Riders  Teams and Stadiums

This is a pictorial scrapbook of memories of speedway between the years 1974 to 1978- a collection of photos taken by journalist and trackside photographer, Keith Lawson.

Author: Keith Lawson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780244725389

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 184

View: 235

This is a pictorial scrapbook of memories of speedway between the years 1974 to 1978- a collection of photos taken by journalist and trackside photographer, Keith Lawson. The photos have been scanned from rescued negatives that had long been neglected in a box in his attic but the current trend of nostalgia for the golden age of speedway drove him to spend hundreds of hours on the task, so they could be shared and enjoyed. Anyone involved in speedway at this time, will love the trip down memory lane.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Wheels of Change

Wheels of Change

the shorthand name for the speedway : " The Los Angeles Speedway , " LAT ,
Jan. 18 , 1920 ... 38 / " An entirely new color scheme " : " Await Speedway
Opening , " LAT , Feb. ... 174 / “ just a backyard lean - to ” : Borgeson , The
Golden Age , p .

Author: Kevin Nelson

Publisher: Heyday

ISBN: STANFORD:36105133024948

Category: Transportation

Page: 405

View: 426

Americans have always been enamored of automobiles, but California has a car culture unlike any other. Fueled by the Hollywood dream machine and the passions of the young and adventurous, Californians have changed the automobile and helped change America in the process.
Categories: Transportation

Standard Guide to Golden Age Comics

Standard Guide to Golden Age Comics

... Underworld 350.00 HORSE FEATHER COMICS Lev Gleason Publications,
Nov., 1947 1 BW 350.00 2 250.00 3 200.00 4 Summer, 1948 200.00 HOT DOG
See: A-1 COMICS HOT ROD AND SPEEDWAY COMICS Hillman Periodicals Feb
.

Author: Alex G. Malloy

Publisher: Krause Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 089689181X

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 304

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A comprehensive guide and invaluable reference to Golden Age comics, which appeared from 1938 to 1956, offers one thousand comic book covers and an easy-to-use tab reference for identifying and pricing classics such as Batman, Superman, and Captain Marvel. Original.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

The golden age of wireless

The golden age of wireless

... been an earlier connexion between the Radio Times and the beginnings of
separately organized light entertainment . ... In the later 1930s new sports -
speedway racing , gliding , darts , pigeon - racing , fencing , clay - pigeon
shooting , and ...

Author: Asa Briggs

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435022922520

Category: Radio broadcasting

Page:

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Categories: Radio broadcasting