With Ove's permission and enthusiasm as well as the co operation of John Chaplin, I take great pleasure in presenting a number of photos from Ove's personal collection.
Ove Fundin, 5 times Individual World Solo Speedway Champion, great ambassador for his country, Speedway and a nice bloke.
Ove's personal favourite photo.
The classic style of Ove in action at Oxford.
Ove's Mentor, Aussie legend Aub Lawson, congratulates Ove with his British Match Race Golden Helmet and the World Championship Winged Wheel trophy.
Ove and his family before the 1968 World Final.
' Bumps ' after winning the 1967 World Final
The 1967 World Final podium at Wembley.
Ivan Mauger 3rd, Ove 1st, Bengt Jansson 2nd.
Ove in action at Norwich - 1955
Three World Champions with 9 World Titles
Ove, Jack Young, Peter Craven
Ove leading fellow Swede, Bjorn Knutsson during the Golden Helmet Match race at Southampton.
Ove with children Madeleine and Eric at Malmo.
Touring 'Down Under ' L to R.
Gordon Guasco, Ivan Mauger, Jim Airey, John Langfield and Ove.
Ove leads Brian Crutcher at Wembley.
Swedish clean sweep at Malmo World Final in 1961, Bjorn Knutsson 2nd, Ove 1st, Gote Nordin 3rd.
Ready to do battle at Oxford for the Golden Helmet. Ove left with Oxford manager Ted Flanagan, Southampton Manager, Bert Croucher and Ove's opponent, New Zealand's Barry Briggs.
First corner action at Norwich.
Enjoying a joke, Igor Plechanov, Ove and Boris Samorodov.
Les Mullins, the man responsible for Ove's engines, at a Norwich get - together.
Ove leads Igor Plechanov.
Right - Ove winning again at the 'Golden Greats ' meetings.
The Golden Greats - Bjorn Knutsson, Ove and Barry Briggs.
Left, Ove in Australia, above, Ivan Mauger and Ove in Australia
A huge thank you to Ove Fundin for the use of his personal photo collection and also to John Chaplin for scanning and sending the photos.
Ove to John Chaplin 14.1.04 -Quote: "Yes John, I've looked a couple of times at the photos in 'JustSolos' I think they are very enjoyable and would be proud to have my pictures in among them. So please feel free to send whatever you fancy..........Ove." unquote.
OVE FUNDIN - World No.1. 1956 - Wembley
1960 - Wembley
1961 - Malmo
1963 - Wembley
1967 - Wembley
Ove on his trip to Australia in the mid 50s.at the Sydney Sports Ground Speedway ..Photo from Peter White Collection.
March 2006 .. John Chaplin ...Author and Ove at the book launch of
' Ove Fundin '.
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Ioana and Ove Fundin at the 2011 Veteran Speedway Riders Re Union in Australia on October 15th. 2011.