WELCOME TO The OFFICIAL WEBSITE of
The AUSTRALIAN SPEEDWAY RIDERS ASSOCIATION Inc.
Patron - Mr.Trevor Harding
Visitors to this site since 8-5-02
Click on the VSM name to view some top photos from the pages of the no longer published - 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 350 in 2022. The Association name was changed to the AUSTRALIAN SPEEDWAY RIDERS ASSOCIATION on June 5th. 2014.We look forward to the support of all current ASRA Members and for some of you younger riders and fans from the '70s, '80s, and '90s come on ! join us NOW.......and let's get stronger.
The Association was Incorporated in August 2016.
Click on the BACKTRACK logo, View the Front cover of issue 110 of this great new Speedway magazine from the U.K. Subscribe NOW ! This is also now linked to the
NEW Classic Speedway Magazine.
President for 2022 -2024 - Phil Crump - Qld.
Vice President for 2022 - 2024 - Colin McKee Secretary / Treasurer for 2022 -2024
This website was created in 2002 as a private website and is maintained under a yearly rental agreement for the ASRA.
Website is property of Brian Darby
or Mob. 0419976557.
This page was last updated: August 7, 2022
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.
A new small Brian Darby website with photos and tributes to our early Speedway champions.
Early stages yet.
Would you like to let us know that you have visited our site or of your Speedway history ?
To leave a message on the ASRA site - click on
Sign In and leave your message and details or to view the existing messages click on
Classic Speedway # 57 - from the publishers of the 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 ASRA memorabilia is now on display at the Nabiac Museum.
To go to the Museum website click on the link below.
Click here to open a page showing up & coming events for ASRA members.
2022 - 2024 ASRA Committee
Graham Gardiner - QLD
Mark Loiterton - Cootamundra NSW
Terry McKenna - Regalia Officer
Tony Webb - QLD
Links to interesting websites - click on the logos below.
A Brian Darby website for lovers of Solo Speedway - worldwide.
Click on the heading above.
For one of the best Speedway photo collections in the world - click here
Contacts for the ASRA are as follows
Bill Powell - Secretary / Treasurer
50 Tuffy Avenue
Phone: (02) 9583 2706
ASRA Newsletter Editors - Bill Powell & Val Wotton
The unofficial website for Newcastle Speedway - UK.
Travel to the Sunderland Speedway site in the UK.
To keep this historic Speedway Association moving into the future it is important for us to have new members
join us - you can do that now by clicking onto the APPLICATION FORM heading below which brings up a PDF for you to download by printing - fill it out and send with cheque or money order to the address on the bottom of the form. It's a great Australian Association and having enthusiastic members keeps our history alive - please join us !
Click here to print Membership Application Form.
Allan Whitfield Roper -aka-Allan Blackburne - a true Aussie Speedway legend.
Click here for Allan's history.
A new webpage on Brian Darby's Vintage Speedway website. A collection of amateur candid photos from the 40s and 50s to which older club members may relate.
Click on the Molly heading.
My complete hard copy Solo & Sidecar
photo collection. A huge collection of photos collected
over 60 odd years .All sizes.
6x4 - 7x5 - 8x10 -10x12- A4 sizes.
plus a large collection of Australian
Speedway programmes For Sale.
Contact Brian Darby
Bill Sticpewich - one of our forgotten Aussie Heroes both in Speedway and War duties.
To view Stippy's record click on his name.
2022 ASRA Membership Fees .
A Brian Darby website for lovers of Sidecar Speedway - worldwide.
Click on the heading above.
Affiliated with Motorcycling Australia.
Now available to ASRA members - The VSRA-ASRA - The Years
Enjoy a look back through time as the Aussie Vets & International guests get together for Annual Re Unions - Member Price $ 25 Au + $ 3 P&P Within Australia
DVDs available to club members.
PAY PAL available for DVD purchases.
Contact Brian on
I have a range of Old Bike Australasia magazines For Sale. Please contact me if you need any back copies. Brian Darby on
or on Mobile 0419 976 557
“The ASRA publishes a high quality glossy coloured magazine. Each issue contains approximately 30 pages and is published in January, April and September. It includes articles relating to various eras of motorcycle speedway, plus reports of current events and classic machine restoration projects, historical speedway articles, along with many other news items of interest.
Current April 2022 Issue 53
has 24 pages.
April Issue front cover here.
Brief summary of contents.
•SGP Re-Shuffle •History of search on 1927 Harley Peashooter in W.A. •Ray Andrieux HRD Vincent sidecar story. •Forthcoming Centenary of Speedway. •Plus much more.
ASRA Welfare Report
I have received news that our long time ASRA Member, former President and Australian Solo Champion Chum Taylor, has been placed into full time aged care.
Chum’s family have indicated that Chum would very much enjoy visitors and phone calls. His new contact details are:
Juniper Ella Williams Residential Aged Care
77-79 Camboon Road
NORANDA WA 6062
Room Number 13
Reception – (08) 9288 4600
Australian Speedway Riders’ Association
Some of our past Aussie Solo stars.
The World of Solo Speedway - A Twin Disc set PHOTO DVDs of over 630 quality photos. Special price to ASRA members - $ 49.50 + P&P.
FOR MY RANGE OF TOP VIDEO & PHOTO DVDS CLICK ON THIS HEADING
Some of our past Aussie Sidecar stars.
Aussie Bobby Blake ( aka Robert Coombes ) and American
Ray Tauser in the 1930s. Must have been a wet track !!