The OFFICIAL WORLD WIDE WEBSITE of The VETERAN SPEEDWAY RIDERS' ASSOCIATION of AUSTRALIA. Patron - the late Mr.Jim Shepherd
Visitors to this site since 8-5-02
Click on the VSM name to view some top photos from the pages of The Vintage Speedway Magazine in the UK.
Have a look at some great photos from John's career. Click on his name.
Johnny Hoskins the "Father of Speedway" called him "Buck" after a comic strip hero in the Sunday papers. Click on Keith's name for a tribute to this great Aussie sportsman.
Some photos from Bob's career.
The Veteran Speedway Riders' Association of Australia was formed by a group of Vets in 1991. From those humble beginnings the association has grown to have a membership of around 400 in 2013. We look forward to the support of all current VSRA Members and for some of you younger riders and fans from the 70s and 80s, come on ! join the Vets NOW.......and let's get stronger.
Click on the BACKTRACK sign, View the Front cover of issue FIFTY FIVE of this great new Speedway magazine from the U.K. Subscribe NOW ! This is also now linked to the
NEW Classic Speedway Magazine.
Colin McKee............. VSRA President for 2012 - 2013
Don Lawson.............. Vice President for 2012 - 2013
Bill Powell................. VSRA Secretary / Treasurer for 2012 - 2013
Contact Bill for all Fees payments or new memberships.
VSRA Secretary / Treasurer
106 Barton St.,Monterey
Phone 02 9583 2706
Click here and go to the website of the VSRA of the U.K.
This website was created and is maintained by
Brian Darby for the VSRA of Australia.
or Mob. 0419976557.
This page was last updated: May 16, 2013
Would you like to hear the sound of a J.A.P. engine or hear Stuart Mountford riding a few laps of his Jawa at Barleigh Ranch ?, if you would click on the sounds heading above.
You can't race Speedway much closer than this !
Ashfield Team at Bristol -1949 - Rol Stobart, Eric Salmon, Ken Le Breton, Roger Wise.
Dave Gifford Collection.
NEW ! a page of short ' Video Clips'
Includes Ove Fundin vs Nigel Boocock
Norwich Stadium - June 6th 1964.
plus Solos and Sidecars from the Sydney Showground Speedway
the Sydney Sports Ground Speedway.
To view Videos Click on heading.
Maroubra Speedway Plaque unveiling. 17.3.07
The plaque, laid by the Randwick City Council commemorating the site of the old Olympia Motor Speedway opened on 5.12.1925.
VSRA members attending the Maroubra Speedway plaque unveiling. L to R: Ray Platt, Peter Gilder, Keith Ryan and VSRA Secretary / Treasurer,
A new small Brian Darby website with photos and tributes to our early Speedway champions.
Early stages yet.
You may like modern Speedway as well - Solos, Sprintcars & Midgets etc if so have a look at the DVDs For Sale by Brian Darby -
Action and photo DVDS available
( P.S. Vintage Action & Photo DVDs now available )
Would you like to let us know that you have visited our site or of your Speedway history ?
To leave a message for the Vets click on Sign In and leave your message and details or to view the existing messages click on View Entries.
Issue #21 - from the publishers of The VintageSpeedway Magazine and Backtrack Magazine. This new publication replaces The Vintage Speedway Magazine which is now discontinued after running for 15 years. CLASSIC, still with early Speedway features and you can now travel on into the 50s and 60s. Click on the Backtrack banner below for purchase details.
All the VSRA memorabilia is now on display at the Nabiac Museum.
To go to the Museum website click on the link below.
TRIBUTE TO LIONEL LEVY
A 10 minute photo DVD of a short pictorial of Lionel's Speedway career.
If you attended the Veteran's Re Union Dinner this year ( 2008) and enjoyed this tribute you can now have your own copy on DVD.
It has music, captions and transitions.
yours for only
$ 25 + $3 P&P within Australia
( o/seas P & P $5)
on Ph. 02 9772 1058
or email email@example.com
PAYMENTS FOR DVDs BY PAY PAL ACCEPTED.
Yearly Membership Fees are $ 20 per person - Fees are due on January 1st.of each year.
Click here to open a page showing up & coming events for VSRA members.
2012 - 2013 VSRA Committee
Ken Le Breton - The White Ghost
A great new PHOTO DVD from Brian Darby
for the traditional Speedway Solo fan.
Ken Le Breton, one of Australia's greats in International Speedway Solo racing in the late 1940s and early 1950s. This DVD contains many photos from Ken's career here in Australia, England and Scotland, most photos never published or seen in Australia before.
He was a Test rider for his country, had a huge fan base in Scotland, was placed 13th in the 1949 World Solo Speedway Championship at Wembley and was regarded by many as a future World Champion.
It was not to be, Ken lost his life in a racing accident at the Sydney Sports Ground Speedway on 5th January 1951 during the final stages of an England vs Australia Test match. This DVD has music, titles, captions and transitions.
A must addition to your home Speedway Library.
$25 Aud + $ 3 P&P (within Australia)
Pay Pal payments by Credit Card accepted.
ring to order: Brian Darby on 02 9772 1058
A PHOTO DVD for the Sidecar fans of old.
SYDNEY SIDECAR RIDERS OF YESTERYEAR
Over 70 classic photos of riders, their bikes - action and still - from the 1940s and 1950s.
DVD has titles, music, photo captions and transitions.
$ 30 Aud - $ 3 P&P ( within Australia)
Order as above .
The WORLD of SOLO SPEEDWAY
The latest PHOTO DVD set from the
Months in the making - a TWIN PHOTO DISC set - of over 630 quality photos of Solo Speedway racing and riders from the
1920's through to 2011.
Australian and British Speedway history in
a pictorial form as you have never seen before.
Never has a presentation of this type and quality been offered to the serious Solo fan in the past. Available only from my catalogue of Speedway DVDs.
Running time is 1 hour and 50 minutes,
$75 Aud + $3 P&P (within Australia)
International P&P $5 Aud.
Order from Brian Darby on
email below or phone
02 9772 1058.
( it might sound expensive but it is a treasure trove of pictorial history for the serious Solo speedway fan.)
Links to two interesting websites - click on the logos below.
The DVD Presentation shown on the night at the 2011 Veteran Speedway Riders Re Union
Two tracks - A Tribute to Special Guest
Ove Fundin and some great footage and photos from the past.
$35 Aud. Plus $3 P&P (within Australia
$5 P&P for Overseas Orders.)
Brian Darby on
Ph. 02 9772 1058 or email on
A new inovation for your association's website - a page for selling or buying your requirements in a Speedway bike or parts. For private sales or purchases ONLY. It is a free service.
Click on the heading above.
Watch Taylor Poole (right) riding in blue challenge Jason Crump (in yellow) at
Kurri Kurri Speedway December 2011.
2012 -Jason has now retired.
(this is now a historic clip).
Click on the photo of Taylor.
(Turn your sound on )
Video by Brian Darby
2012 Veteran Riders Re Union - Barry Briggs re runs a few laps with Chum Taylor.
9th June 2013 8am
Stalls $20 book early on 0439978602
Display your speedway machine Trophy for best bike
BBQ and drinks available
ASHS SPEEDWAY MUSEUM
2/10 BRADWARDINE RD, BATHURST
A pictorial tribute to the late Jim Shepherd.
Patron of the VSRA. Click on Jim's name.