About the Book
Bill Allen brought a car back from the USA and the first meeting was staged on December 15, 1934 at the Olympic Park Speedway in Melbourne.
This publication contains the actual newspaper reports from that very first season.
Read about the cars and the drivers – the format used for the inaugural season – driver names, car numbers and colours – the proposed trip to America for a local team – lady drivers racing – first ever night football match plus midget racing – the first Australian and Victorian Championships – controlling body formed – plus the action spreads to FIVE more tracks and THREE states the following summer.
The 87th Anniversary of Speedcar (Midget) racing "down under" will be celebrated on December 15, 2021.
I first attended the Claremont Speedway during the stock car days in the 1950s. In 1966 I answered an advertisement in a speedway newspaper to report on racing here in Western Australia. I have been doing that ever since. I have a very keen interest in the early days of speedway racing - and have spent many hours delving through the old newspapers of the day to try and bring this long forgotten speedway history to the general public.