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Aston Cards Motoring Speedway Programme Covers 1st Series Inaugural Season (2002) Speedway Programme Covers 1st Series Inaugural Season (2002) LT24 - The first official speedway meting in England was held at King’s Oak in Essex on 19th February 1928, the programme for which is on the first card in this series. Inaugural season programme covers from other dirt tracks include Crystal Palace, Harringay, Stamford Bridge, West Ham, White City London and White City Manchester, Perry Barr, Sheffield and Leeds. Note the programme for Brighton is from their final meeting in July 1928, only four weeks after the track opened. Details on the card backs, size 90 x 64mm.
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Speedway Programme Covers 1st Series Inaugural Season (2002)
Aston Cards Motoring Speedway Programme Covers 2nd Series The Early Years (2003) Speedway Programme Covers 2nd Series The Early Years (2003) LT24 - A sudden burst of interest in Speedway led to tracks being opened all round the country in 1928 and 1929, some short-lived like Exeter’s which was closed almost immediately ‘owing to court action’. Some of the programme covers from the early years, reproduced in colour, are works of art, wonderfully nostalgic and advertising such encounters as Max Grosskreutz v Ron Johnson and Vic Huxley v ‘Whirlwind’ Baker. Size 90 x 64mm
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Speedway Programme Covers 2nd Series The Early Years (2003)
Aston Cards Motoring Speedway Programme Covers 3rd Series More Early Years 1920/30s (2003) Speedway Programme Covers 3rd Series More Early Years 1920/30s (2003) LT24 - Followers of speedway loved the first two of these series and this third set continues to recall the pioneering days of dirt-track riding beginning with the programme covers for the 1931 England v Australia Speedway Test Match at Leicester Stadium, followed by other meetings from the 1929 to 1931 period at venues such as Brandon (Coventry), Wombwell (Sheffield) and White City (Glasgow, not London), with the track’s history on the backs. Size 90 x 64mm
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Speedway Programme Covers 3rd Series More Early Years 1920/30s (2003)
Aston Cards Motoring Speedway Programme Covers 4th Series The Fabulous 40s 2004 Speedway Programme Covers 4th Series The Fabulous 40s 2004 LT24 - Subtitled “The Fabulous 40s”, this new series from Aston Cards takes us forward from “the early years” to the period immediately after the war when old tracks re-opened and new ones were inaugurated. The fronts of these cards reproduce programme covers and the backs are a mine of information, for example Wembley Speedway at the Empire Stadium, home to “the Lions” , League Champions in 1946, ’47 and ’49, National Trophy winners in 1938 and British Speedway Cup Winners in 1947. Size 90 x 64mm.
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Speedway Programme Covers 4th Series The Fabulous 40s 2004
Aston Cards Motoring Speedway Programme Covers 5th Series More Early Years 1930s (2005) Speedway Programme Covers 5th Series More Early Years 1930s (2005) LT24 - Aston Cards are clearly on a roll, with an apparently inexhaustible supply of pre-war speedway programmes. In this 5th Series we see reproductions of covers dating from the late ‘20s to 1939 at such venues as Wembley (“the Ascot of the Speedways”), Stamford Bridge (home to the ‘Pensioners’), Crystal Palace (the programme features a match v Norwich), Lea Bridge (cover shows the great Sprouts Elder in action), plus lesser-known tracks such as Holbeach, Lincs. Full details on the backs. Size 90 x 64mm.
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Speedway Programme Covers 5th Series More Early Years 1930s (2005)
Aston Cards Motoring Speedway Programme Covers 6th Series More Early Years 1920/40s (2006) Speedway Programme Covers 6th Series More Early Years 1920/40s (2006) LT24 - This further batch of twenty-four programme covers from speedway’s early years includes on from West Ham with the largest capacity of any stadium in England (120,000), the cover from the first every meeting at Walthamstow on 16th August 1934, White City Manchester ( “We’ll buy your old card for cash”), White City Cardiff, White City Glasgow and, of course, White City London, down to the short-lived Caxton circuit, home to the Newmarket Motorcyle Club “years of operation 1931”, but the programme is from May 1932. Size 90 x 64mm
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Speedway Programme Covers 6th Series More Early Years 1920/40s (2006)
Aston Cards Motoring Speedway Programme Covers 7th Series More Fabulous 40s (2008) Speedway Programme Covers 7th Series More Fabulous 40s (2008) LT24 - Another nostalgic collection of programme covers reproduced in colour takes us back to the immediate post-war years when big crowds packed stadia around the country to enjoy the thrills and spills of speedway. Included are well-known tracks like Harringay, why are they called “The Canaries” in the 1930s, I wonder, surely that should have been Norwich’s nickname but they were called “The Stars”, Tand lesser-known tracks such as Eastbourne whose programme warns “Weather permitting. Betting strictly prohibited.” Size 90 x 64mm.
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Speedway Programme Covers 7th Series More Fabulous 40s (2008)
Aston Cards Motoring Wimbledon Speedway Stars 1929-1939 (2002) Wimbledon Speedway Stars 1929-1939 (2002) LT24 - The stars in this set were all professional motorcycle speedway riders for Wimbledon Dons who raced at Wimbledon Stadium. These cards were issued when the ‘Dons’ had just reformed after an eleven year absence and picture riders from the golden age of the sport such as Australian Vic Duggan, Eric French, American Benny Kaufman, German Alfred Rumrich, Ron Howes, Wal Phillips, Syd Jackson, Vic Huxley who had transferred to Harrigay but returned to Wimbledon when the club resigned mid-season, “Cyclone” Billy Lamont and Jim Kempster. Sadly the backs contain no information on the riders except for name, date, club & country. The rest of the space is an advert for Thursday race nights and the slogan “Up the Dons”. Sadly by 2005 the club closed for good. Cards size 92 x 64mm.
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Wimbledon Speedway Stars 1929-1939 (2002)

Wimbledon Speedway Stars 1929-1939 (2002)

Aston Cards - LT24 in set

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