Multi World Solo Speedway and Multi World Long Track Champion, the late Ivan Mauger, has shared some of his memories with us on Just Solos....thank you Ivan.
Ivan passed away on Monday 16th. April 2018 after a long illness - RIP Ivan.
A young Ivan in Christchurch - New Zealand - January 1957.
The famous and unique gold bike
Ivan with the gold bike on display at the Earls Court Show - UK - 1973..
Ivan with his 1979 World Championship trophy
at Katowice - Poland.
Katowice - Poland 1979
Ivan running the lead.
In February 2009 Ivan was honoured with his image on a New Zealand $ 1.50 NZ stamp.
Ivan said this was his one and only Sidecar race.
Ipswich - November 1968. He won and retired undefeated !
Ivan riding a 1932 Douglas at the Lokeran Benefit meeting - West Ham - London - UK - October 1970.
Ivan says the guys who rode these machines in 6 inches of cinders were brilliant, he said he had enough trouble just on a slick track.
Ivan with his first World Championship wheel trophy - Gothenburg - Sweden 1968
After Ivan's fifth Speedway World Championship win, the UK Daily Mirror gave him the perpetual trophy to keep. Ivan said it took them 7 years to do it as after he won at Wembley, they had said if he won the title 3 times he could keep the wheel trophy.
World record LT bike - Feb. 1986 New Zealand. 144.666 kph.
Thank you Ivan - great photos - great history - RIP.
For an extensive history coverage of Ivan's career log onto
Ivan releases his book at the 2010 Veteran Speedway Riders Association
Re Union - Photo Brian Darby