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Ivan Mauger RIP
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a REAL speedway legend:

https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/other-spo...d-12371606
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#2
Remember seeing him at Cradley before the houses were built on the track. One of the best in UK/Europe RIP
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#3
Out of the misery of dementia.

A true great on two wheels.

Rest in peace.
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(04-16-2018, 08:15 PM)Black Penny Wrote: Remember seeing him at Cradley before the houses were built on the track. One of the best in UK/Europe RIP

I never saw him at Cradley. When i started to go in 1980 it was towards the end of his career. I remember once he was banned when he was supposed to ride at Dudley Wood.

I saw all of the videos though, a legend. RIP.
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(04-16-2018, 09:00 PM)Kit Kat chunky Wrote:
(04-16-2018, 08:15 PM)Black Penny Wrote: Remember seeing him at Cradley before the houses were built on the track. One of the best in UK/Europe RIP

I never saw him at Cradley. When i started to go in 1980 it was towards the end of his career. I remember once he was banned when he was supposed to ride at Dudley Wood.

I saw all of the videos though, a legend. RIP.

You must have had the pleasure of watching Bruce Penhall then. He was pretty good as well. Yank pin up but was a good rider. Ah memories memories.
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(04-16-2018, 09:23 PM)Black Penny Wrote:
(04-16-2018, 09:00 PM)Kit Kat chunky Wrote:
(04-16-2018, 08:15 PM)Black Penny Wrote: Remember seeing him at Cradley before the houses were built on the track. One of the best in UK/Europe RIP

I never saw him at Cradley. When i started to go in 1980 it was towards the end of his career. I remember once he was banned when he was supposed to ride at Dudley Wood.

I saw all of the videos though, a legend. RIP.

You must have had the pleasure of watching Bruce Penhall then. He was pretty good as well. Yank pin up but was a good rider. Ah memories memories.

Penhall, Gundersen, Jan o Pedersen, Billy Hamill, a young Greg Hancock. Saw them all. Such is the state of British Speedway we will never see their like riding for a local team again.
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(04-16-2018, 08:15 PM)Black Penny Wrote: Remember seeing him at Cradley before the houses were built on the track. One of the best in UK/Europe RIP

whoever let that happen needs shooting. Went a couple of times with my old may and can still remember the noise and the smell - great days and Mauger was a true legend of speedway.

Ommer em cradeley!
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(04-19-2018, 08:42 AM)igorbalis Wrote:
(04-16-2018, 08:15 PM)Black Penny Wrote: Remember seeing him at Cradley before the houses were built on the track. One of the best in UK/Europe RIP

whoever let that happen needs shooting. Went a couple of times with my old may and can still remember the noise and the smell - great days and Mauger was a true legend of speedway.

Ommer em cradeley!

Can't remember exactly when the speedway ended but the track was also used for greyhound racing and that stayed open a bit longer. The track owners name eludes me at the moment - I think he purchased Yeltz FC after. Several new sites have been reviewed for the Heathens, the last one was lions Farm nr Oldbury but that has fallen quiet.
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