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BEFORE AIR FENCES BEFORE AIR FENCES
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l SPECTACULAR, HORRIFYING CRASHES l CONTROVERSIAL EXCLUSIONS l FRACAS & FISTICUFFS l REFEREES IN THE FIRING LINE l MOANS, GROANS & PIT PHONES
Crashes and injuries are part and parcel of being a speedway rider and the brave participants know and accept the risks before they set a wheel on track. Luckily, the vast majority are able to walk away – sometimes from the most alarming spills – with barely a scratch for their troubles, while broken bones are commonplace. Some suffered severe career-ending injuries that left them partially or fully paralysed. Tragically, too many paid the ultimate price. But this double-disc DVD compilation is not intended to glorify any crashes or trivialise their seriousness. It is to illustrate the extreme risks riders undertake every time they go to the start-line to try and earn a living and, in the process, entertain supporters. The courage of those who put their necks on the line in the 20th century is all the more admirable given the rudimentary safety standards prevalent when lethal metal lighting pylons and solid wood and steel fences posed a serious threat to life and limbs. Those especially dangerous times before air fences were introduced and became mandatory in Britain and around the world. Inevitably, some dramatic incidents provoked heated scenes on track as well as in the pits. The infamous Kenny Carter-Bruce Penhall feud in the early 80s put speedway on the back pages of the national press. Their controversial skirmish in LA in 1982 is still the subject of online debate today. Did he fall or was he pushed? Have another look, then make your own mind up . . . Who would be a referee? Not every fall is clear-cut and we should also remember that the officials who presided over the incidents featured in this production had to make their calls without the benefit of TV replays, often viewing dimly-lit tracks from far from ideal vantage points.
MEMORIES OF SHEFFIELD SPEEDWAY
ON DVD ON DVD £18 + £2 UK P&P
(or £4.50 P&P
Running time: approx. 5 hours 40 mins
Recapturing a nostalgic period in the history of Sheffield Speedway, one of the most enduring, much-loved and quality venues in the heart of South Yorkshire. Join us down Penistone Road and re-live the pre-1994 upright era in the company of several all-time Tigers greats and fan favourites . . . New filmed interviews with club legends GUY ALLOTT, REG WILSON & DOUG WYER, plus SHAWN MORAN, DAVE MORTON, NICKY ALLOTT, team manager ERIC BOOCOCK & promoter NEIL MACHIN. Audio interviews with Aussie ace JIM AIREY, 1974 Knockout Cup winner CRAIG PENDLEBURY, American hero KELLY MORAN & 60s star CLIVE FEATHERBY. Contemporary interviews with other Tigers from back in the day, inc SEAN WILSON. Super-fast thrilling action from Owlerton and Tigers racing away. More than five hours, triple-disc DVD set.
GREAT RACES GREAT RACES
of the 70s & 80s of the 70s & 80s
NON-STOP action all the way with 175 terrific races from the golden era of British League and National League, World Championship and internationals. The upright years, when skill and throttle control counted for more than sheer speed and well prepared tracks produced more overtaking. Capturing classic battles from 46 different venues:
Arena-Essex, Belle Vue (Hyde Road & Kirky Lane), Berwick (Berrington Lough), Birmingham (Bordesley Green), Boston, Bradford, Canterbury, Coventry,
Cradley Heath, Eastbourne, Edinburgh, Ellesmere Port, Exeter, Hackney, Halifax, Hull, Ipswich, King’s Lynn, Leicester, Mildenhall,
Milton Keynes (Groveway), Oxford, Peterborough, Poole, Reading, Rye House, Sheffield, Stoke, Swindon, Wembley,
Weymouth, White City, Wimbledon, Wolverhampton.
Plus overseas venues:
Amsterdam, Brisbane (Ekka), Costa Mesa, Eskilstuna, Katowice, LA Coliseum, Long Beach, Newcastle (NSW), Olching, Vetlanda, Vojens.
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The bi-monthly for fans who loved speedway in the 70s & 80s. Every glossy 48 page, full colour issue is packed with exclusive new interviews and features on the men who made the headlines in speedway’s last glorious era. Candid comment, great pictures and a feast of nostalgic memories.
Annual subscription: UK £25, Europe £32, Rest of World £37
The quarterly magazine specialising in the boom post-war era, 50s & 60s. Every glossy 48 page, full colour issue is packed with exclusive new interviews and features on the men who made the headlines in days gone by. Featuring many previously unpublished photographs.
Annual subscription: UK £20, Europe £22, RoW £25
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