Speedway Workshop

Workshop Visitors


Date: 16-10-03
Name: Larry Mashburn.
Email: lmashburn AT kilgoreflares.net
Website: None
Location: U.S.A
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Comments: Thank you for the tribute to Ken, I also date back to the early days at Ascot Park - Flat Track and Speed Way were my favorites. I wasn't a pro, but I rode for the pure pleasure. Also knew Ken, my brother was a pro way back then, Keith Mashburn.
My condolences to the family and friends of Ken's
Mash


Date: 10-10-03
Name: Woody Fogg.
Email: Woody.Fogg AT Gallatinfield.net
Website: None
Location: Montana, U.S.A
Rating:
Comments: Need help with a GANNA. Italian with a JAP engine, Burman box and clutch, Bosch electrics. Thanks


Date: 10-10-03
Name: Peter Hogben.
Email: peterhogben AT onetel.net
Website: None
Location: Unspecified
Rating:
Comments: Very entertaining. Bought back a lot of memories. The pages about a Vincent motor caused a few arguments. Local diehard Vin. owners deny it existed regardless of the tappet adjuster cover nots which are Vincent style. If you have any info to confirm authenticity I could win a few pints.
Great site Thanks


Date: 022-07-03
Name: Tommy Dwyer.
Email: twgdwyer25 AT aol.net
Website: None
Location: UK
Rating:
Comments: What a magnificent site,I found it by pure accident.I used to ride one of these so called beasts when speedway was an art.I rode a J.A.P 6-stud on a Mattingley frame,upward facing handlebars and a one piece chromium exhaust, no silencer no dirt guard and certainly no team of tuners with us. We just had a basic frame none of this padding or sponsorship the riders of today have. We didnt just have oil we had castrol R which emitted an unforgettable aroma. We filled our tank with methanol and we used to fill the oil pump which had a hose inches from the track where it would run through,lasting if memory serves for about two races. I dont think the bikes of today are any quicker than ours were,the introduction of the Jawa spelled the beginning of the end for the J.A.P engine. I learned to ride at Rye House training track when it was just that.Len silver who was manager at Hackney introduced regular training sessions for up and coming riders.Those were the days when riders used to help each other and respect ran high.Tools borrowed and freely lent. Bill Kitchen one of the old time Wembley "Lions" used to tune my bikes from the rear of his motor spares shop in Harrow, Middlesex. Ronnie Moore, a forgotten world champion once told me I would know when it was time to stop, he said I would feel a switch go off in the back of my brain sure enough he was right and I retired in 1972. Since then I have had 2 strokes, become epileptic, lost a lung and have emphysema. After all this and all these years later if you were to ask me if I were able to ride 1 more time would I ? The answer is "Yes" like a shot, I've lost my health but never the need for speed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Date: 04-06-03
Name: Steve Magro.
Email: stvmagro AT ihug.net.au
Website: Idaho Vintage Motorcycle Club
Location: Lynn Snider
Rating:
Comments: Excellent article on the Arnott JAP.O


Date: 27-01-01
Name: Dave Thompson
Email: dinksdl AT home.net
Website: None
Location: U.S.A
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Comments: No matter what I all ways come back to this site becuase it's the best. I have been offline for some weeks now. The bike I have is on mystery machines. Can anybody tell me about the frame. Please E-mail me at dinksdl AT home.net Thanks Live to ride - Ride to Live. Class A


Date: 05-01-01
Name: Andy Walker
Email: nofear AT zfree.co.nz
Website: None
Location: New Zealand
Rating:
Comments: Helpful site kept up the good work guys


Date: 05-01-01
Name: Kent Bossart
Email: bossart AT fda.net
Website: None
Location: Oceanside CA
Rating:
Comments: Great site guys! I have loved Speedway since 1969, and have gone to a zillion races everywhere!! I even rode Speedway a couple of years "Back in the Day!" Let me know how to find, sites and event scheduals, on Speedvision, etc. Thanks again for the nostalgia, I Love this kinda stuff!!! Kent



Date: 05-01-01
Name: Name: Mark Hobbs
Email: mhobbs24 AT fsmail.net
Website: None
Location: Kent England
Rating:
Comments: Excellent web site. Look in soon


Date: 021-12-00
Name: Jim Wynhoff
Email: Jimwynhoff AT lvcm.net
Website: None
Location: UK
Rating:
Comments: Cool site! I love the Greeves 380 speedway bike! I was looking around for my old 250 Greeves challenger to play with in a Jawa frame!



Date: 015-12-00
Name: Mark Brauninger
Email: mjbraun AT mwis.net
Website: None
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Rating:
Comments: Just bumming the web and came across this page. Found it loaded with interestig information as well as a well put together site. Great work. Sent a link to friends. Antique Motorcycling, the greatest sport of all.



Date: 015-12-00
Name: BRIAN SCHOTH
Email: briang3wjm AT btinternet.net
Website: None
Location: UK
Rating:
Comments: I rode grasstrack in the late 50s and 60s for the southern centre,I started with a KSS Velo and ended with a 500Jap, I enjoyed your pages and will keep looking in from time to time.

Brian Schoth



Date: 015-12-00
Name: Arjan Scholten
Email: mjscholten AT freeler.nl
Website: Location: Connecticut, USA
Rating:
Comments: Thanks for what I believe is the most imformative site on the Web for someone to learn about speedway machines. I like the new page on Jawa model identification. I have one suggestion: On the main workshop page, put dates that the various pages were last updated. That way when a regular visitor surfs in, he can see if any info has been added since his last visit. I see the site now has classified ads. A great idea and benefit to the speedway community.



Date: 17-06-00
Name: Matthew Szegedi.
Email: speedway AT freemail.hu
Website: None
Location: Hungary
Rating:
Comments: I'm very happy because i found this site. I'm a speedway rider too,and i have a JAWA 897/300(short stroke) If you have a document from this type, please send me.
Thanks


Date: 030-06-00
Name: Stefan D Paneczko.
Email: kx1327 AT aol.net
Website: None
Location: Southington,CT USA
Rating:
Comments: Looks pretty good so far.I'd like to see maybe a page on interchangeabillty between the modern speedway bikes.Like what parts would work from a Jawa uprite to say a Weslake(maybe clutches interchange or ignition boxes) something like that.I'm new to speedy racing and hope to start soon.Information is not easy to come by inless your in with the speedway crowd.
Thanxs ... Stef P



Date: 028-06-00
Name: Team Dursley.
Email: polcol AT slimbridge78.fstnet.co.uk
Website: None
Location: Slimbridge UK
Rating:
Comments: CP - So glad the years of collating the material were not wasted - CG !!



Date: 017-06-00
Name: Mike Browne.
Email: mbrowne AT dragbike.net
Website: None
Location: USA
Rating:
Comments:Best site for Speedway bike information to help restore old speedway bikes thank you. It would be nice someday to see a parts for sale site.

Anyone has Parts or whatever for sale - let me know I'll put them up !!



Date: 018-06-00
Name: Rick Lang.
Email: rick.lang AT xtra.co.nz
Website: None
Location: New Zealand
Rating:
Comments:Excellent site, but need more tech. info. on the machines etc. in workshop. Building a junior bike for my 8 yr. old son, based on the Robin 4 as it is very similar to what I have been working on, so a view of a similar finished machine was super handy. 14 yr. old son races jnrs. with a full size frame.



Date: 016-06-00
Name: H. J. Hanzo Jr.
Email: H2moovinco AT hotmail.net
Website: Location: USA
Rating:
Comments:Great site. I need some information on How to actually ride a speedway bike. Any literrature out their? Vidio's?? Like to here from you.
Sinerely, Henry Hanzo Jr.
Address and telephone No. Available.


Date: 06-06-00
Name: Tommy Johnson
Email: tomvir AT hem1.passagen.se
Website: http://hem1.passagen.se/tomvir/
Location: Bors, Sweden
Rating:
Comments: A teriffic site. I've had a great time while reading about and looking at those old bikes and engines. Keep up the good work with this site.
Tommy


Date: 06-06-00
Name: Brendon Manu
Email: Julie_chris.manu AT xtra.co.nz
Website: None
Location: Upper Hutt - New Zealand
Rating:
Comments: Does anyone have a website address for "Pro-Aussie Speedway Parts"?
Thanks


Date: 29-05-00
Name: Brian Crase
Email: brirob AT bigpond.net
Website: None
Location:
Rating:
Comments: Excellent web site brings back lots of memories, particularly of Clarrie Miers and his son Allan. Raced speedway against Allan at the Ekka and Ipswich. Remember also Clarries side car engine a MSM built on a Harley Davidson bottom end that went quite well.


Date: 26-05-00
Name: Dave Thompson
Email: dinksdl AT aol.net
Website: None
Location: USA
Rating:
Comments: The best site for speedway infomation that I have found so far.


Date: 18-05-00
Name: Eric Coyote Carrillo
Email: TeamCoyote AT aol.net
Location:
Rating:
Comments: This site is so informitive. Thank you for putting it together for all of us to look at.
Keep up the good work!
Eric


Date: 11-05-00
Name: Amy Schafer Wada
Email: awada AT teksystems.net
Website: None
Location: USA
Rating:
Comments: My father, Ed Schafer, is featured on your Drake page. It means alot to be able see old pictures and read more about what he used to do. I would enjoy hearing from anyone who knew him or has info on where I might see more pictures and articles on him. Thank you.


Date: 11-05-00
Name: Wladyslaw Pietrzak
Email: wladmoto AT astercity.net
Website: None
Location: Poland
Rating:
Comments: Shall send you some info from Poland but not earlier than at the begining of June! Wladyslaw or (wlp)


Date: 28-04-00
Name: Reuben Axsentieff
Email: unclesalty AT tac.net.au
Website: None
Location:
Comments: This site is great! I visit quite often .
Keep expanding it and keep up the excellent work!


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