News and Updates
Sorry there was no update last week, but there wasn’t much in the way of files and I decided to leave it until today. There is a new file for Peterborough 1946 and some good updates from the pre-
Below you will see the policy of the Speedway Researcher as we continue to make decisions on how the site operates.
Also, please have a look at the Collector’s Corner section and see if we can find a couple of badges for a fellow enthusiast.
The Speedway Researcher magazine which can be viewed on the Speedway Researcher web site was set up by Graham Fraser and Jim Henry to promote research into the history of Speedway and Dirt Track Racing. It was intended to help those with an interest in any aspect of the sport and its history to make others aware of what their interests and to encourage others who had similar interests to work together. It provided a vehicle whereby researchers could advise others of what they were doing and make others aware of what they were looking for.
The magazine published articles on a wide range of topics related to speedway and dirt track racing.
The web site came along a good while after the magazine, the idea of the late Ron McNeil who gave us the idea of using this medium to provide a platform for sharing information about speedway meetings held in the UK from 1928 to date. At first the site was funded by income generated by the magazine but since the magazine closed down the funds have become nearly exhausted and it is now largely privately funded. The costs are dictated by the amount space taken to host the information and are currently not unreasonable. The next step up, is, however, a significant leap.
Taking this into account the space available has to be prioritised. The first priority is to ensure the base source of information, meeting details, are fully provided for.
For the foregoing reasons we are going to decline to carry any additional items which are compilations of information drawn from our meeting details. However, in a bid to facilitate networking we intend to continue for the time-
Mark Aspinell has given us new files this week for Southampton and Reading and we have another batch of updates, mainly pre-
Two new Southampton files from Mark Aspinell this week and more updates than you can shake a stick at.