REPOST: 2017 WA Classic Speedway Showcase – Gloucester Park WA

All Images: Peter Roebuck

We’ve done a repost on this article as our good Mate and Speedway Guru Con Migro was able to help identify more of the cars and famous riders/drivers from yesteryear.

A big thank you Con !!

Our good mate and Speedway Lensman Virtuoso Peter Roebuck is great at staying out of trouble – That’s because he loves his Speedway, and at every opportunity he sniffs out a race or a special Speedway Event – It literally keeps him off the streets !!!!

On Saturday 13th August Peter went along to the stunning Gloucester Park Harness Racing Facility in West Perth WA.

Here Peter saw a different form of horsepower compared to what normally graces the venue – On display under the cover of the grandstand was a magnificent array of Speedway machines from yesteryear, ranging from bikes to TQ’s to Formula 500’s to Speedcars to tin tops to Supermodifieds and Sprintcars — All classes were all there, proudly on display in their livery from years gone by.

There was also a heap of former riders and drivers in attendance to swap stories and chat about the sport we love so much and where its roots came from in WA.

They were and still are Champions and showcasing their machines made a very special and memorable day.

Here’s some photos for you viewing pleasure – thanks Peter! ….and congrats mate on yet another award !! :

Peter Roebuck picked up this award for 5 decades for capturing the moment in Speedway

Peter Roebuck picked up this award for 5 decades for capturing the moment in Speedway

Peter has had a particularly good year when it comes to Photographic Awards - Here's his "Batcave" where he proudly displays his trophies

Peter has had a particularly good year when it comes to Photographic Awards – Here’s his “Batcave” where he proudly displays his trophies

Mike Figlliomini's Speedcar is graced with the presence of Frank Figs and daughter Georgia

Mike Figlliomini’s Speedcar is graced with the presence of Frank Figs and daughter Georgia

Veteran TQ/ F500 Racer Bill "Curly" Richards

Veteran TQ/ F500 Racer Bill “Curly” Richards

Former Solo great the "Mighty" Mick McKeon

Former Solo great the “Mighty” Mick McKeon

Multi sidecar Champ Dennis Nash

Multi sidecar Champ Dennis Nash

Former Racer George Jones with Geoff Stanton's Speedcar

Former Racer Bob Goddard with Geoff Stanton’s Speedcar

A big crowd attended the special showcase

A big crowd attended the special showcase

A big crowd flowed through the display all day

The crowd flowed through the display all day

The spectacular Dale Concrete Sprintcar (348 ci) with remote control clone model

The spectacular Dale Concrete Sprintcar (348 ci) with remote control clone model

Laurie Hardy's spectacular Monaro

Laurie Hardy’s spectacular Monaro

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Dennis Nash and Len Bowes

Dennis Nash and Len Bowes

1960's TQ's (Now called F500's)

1960’s TQ’s (Now called F500’s)

John Singleton's thumper Mustang

John Singleton’s thumper Mustang

Old World Solo Bikes

Old World Solo Bikes

Some more of the crowd and the #22 Noel "Tubby" McDonald's speedcar in the foreground

Some more of the crowd and the #22 Noel “Tubby” McDonald’s speedcar in the foreground

Multiple Australian Champ John Anderson and the #1 F500

Multiple Australian Champ John Anderson and the #1 F500

Bonza Bradford's #57 Sprintcar with Ray Geneve - notice the coli over front end

Bonza Bradford’s #57 Sprintcar with Ray Geneve – notice the coil-over front end

The great Charlie West sitting on Des Ferris's Offenhauser speedcar

The great Charlie West sitting on Des Ferris’s Offenhauser speedcar

Geoff Pilgrim and a flock of Speedcars

Geoff Pilgrim with his VW powered speedcar

Chum Taylor - 90 years old and still going strong !

Chum Taylor – 90 years old and still going strong !

F500's

F500’s

Old time Supermod

Old time Supermod

Another Old time Supermod

Another couple of Old time Supermods – the one at back is a 6 cylinder with quite an impressive high rise manifiold

Brilliantly prepared speedcar for yesteryear - notice how safety in terms of roll cages has advanced

Brilliantly prepared speedcar from yesteryear – notice how safety in terms of roll cages has advanced

Another old time speedcar

Another old time speedcar

Beautifully restore Supermodified

Beautifully restored #26 Supermodified – driven by Scottie Robinson

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