Memories of  COLIN STEWART
Colin Stewart, an Aussie Speedway pioneer who went England and rode in the early days of Speedway,
including a 1931 Australia vs England Test match where he scored 3 points from a 2nd. and a 3rd placing. His
daughter Barbara Batistich has shared those memories with us and has also produced a book on her Father's career.
Memories  of COLIN STEWART
WEMBLEY
Third Test                            1931 Series
Friday August 21st 1931               Series  2
Test No.8
ENGLAND 53  AUSTRALIA 43

Ht 1 Watson VanPraag Whitfield... 82.2
"  2 Lees Spinks Grosskreutz..... 79.8
"  3 Arthur Bounds Croombs....... 80.2
"  4 Parker Haigh Wilkinson...... 79.0
"  5 Spinks Grosskreutz Whitfield 82.4
"  6 Arthur Langton Lees......... 79.8
"  7 Johnson Bounds Croombs...... 80.6
"  8 Haigh Parker VanPraag....... 81.4
"  9 Arthur Stewart Farndon...... 80.6 Farndon for Whitfield
" 10 Langton Wilkinson Lees...... 82.6
" 11 Bounds Croombs VanPraag..... 81.2
" 12 Parker Spinks Grosskreutz... 79.6
" 13 Johnson Wilkinson Farndon... 83.8   Farndon for Whitfield
" 14 Lees Langton Huxley......... 81.0
" 15 Bounds Grosskreutz Warwick.. 81.6   Warwick for Croombs/Hansen for Spinks
" 16 Parker Arthur Stewart....... 80.2

Colin in the late 1920s at The Geelong Drome -Kardina Park - Victoria - Australia.
The Drome -1926 - Colin (far right) on a Cotton bike.
1927 - Geelong Drome - Colin on Norton.
1929 - London - England - Colin on an Indian.
1929 - Belle Vue Speedway - Manchester - Colin on a Rudge.
1929 -West Ham Speedway - England - L to R;
Col Stewart- Harold 'Tiger' Stevenson -  J. Adams - Arthur George 'Bluey' Wilkinson
Col finds time to eat an apple.
1930 - Scottish Speedway Team - L to R : Drew McQueen - Scot Mickie - Billy Galloway (NSW) - George McKenzie- Len Stewart (W.A) - Col Stewart.
1930 - Glasgow Championship - L to R : Harry Hatch- Geoffrey 'Buzz' Hibberd- Colin Stewart -
Colin Watson - Syd Parsons - 'Sprouts' Elder - Arnie Cattell - Len Stewart.
1931 - Wembley Team
Top Row: Norman Evans - Cliff Parkinson
Middle Row : Colin Watson- Wally Kilmister (NZ) Col Stewart -Harry Whitfield (behind Col)
Lionel Van Praag- Buster Frogley - ??
Front Row: ?? - George Greenwood - Jack Ormston- (Team Mascot) Ian Hoskins.
The dent in Colin Stewart's helmet is pointed out. It's from his farewell ride at the Sydney Royal and the result of hitting the fence.
Right: Colin in 1985 on a restored Rudge.
Colin Stewart    1904 - 1986
Thank you - Barbara.
The Colin Stewart book.
There is a good possibility that the Copyright of some of these photos belong to John Somerville of Scotland, as John holds the Copyright to most of the major UK collections pre and post war.
Assuming some are from the John Somerville Collection - thank you John.