Dick Seers
Queenland's "Little Boy Blue", Keith Gurtner, rode in blue leathers.
Young English rider Arthur Wright toured Oz with the European Solo team.
Canadian and West Ham rider, Eric Chitty at the Sydney Sportsground Speedway.
Jack Biggs an Australian Test rider from Victoria lost his life late in his career at Bendigo, Victoria on 9-12-1972
A great Frank Le Breton study of the "Blonde Bombshell" Graham Warren, one of Birmingham's favourite sons in the 1950s.
Twice World Solo Champion, Welshman Freddie Williams leads Aussie Norm Clay at the Showground. Norm lost his life in an accident with Ray Duggan at the Sydney Sportgsground on 20-1-1950
Scot,Tommy Miller leads Allan Quinn at the Royale.
The mighty Aub Lawson runs high on Swede, Rune Somander.
Gordon Allan bites the dust outside the Pit gates at the Royale.Jan.1961.
Garry Coglan goes down at the Royale.
Bruce Croxon hits the dirt at Cumberland Oval, Parramatta.
Jack Gorman goes that little bit too far.
A great action shot of Geoff Curtis riding Short Track. Geoff was the last competitor to lose his life at the Sydney Showground Speedway. This photo and following 5 colour shots by photographer Gary Reid. Thanks Gary.
Geoff Curtis in action.
Another of Geoff in action.
Something's gone wrong and Geoff is walking back to the Pits.
Jim Airey ( standing )
Click on the Pioneers sign and view some great photos of the boys that started it all.
It's Feb.8th 1964 at the Royale.... and Japanese lady Solo rider ( inside ) Nanae Okamoto is causing Noel Thorley some grief here. Noel bit the dust, there wasn't any room. Nanae, the first woman Solo rider on Australian Speedways since 1928 rode off a handicap of 40 yds. ( in front of the Gate.)
Photo courtesy of Kevin Rae Collection.