A fantastic picture of the Tigers at Blantyre Speedway. The location is Craighead Park (the 2nd site of Blantyre Speedway) and the date is known as 25th April 1986, just 5 months before it closed for good. The riders are all known too, named on the photo as Ray Palmer, Bobby Beaton, Kenny Brailsford, Geoff […]
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Peter Colvin kindly gave permission to share a few of his photos he took on the last ever meeting at the Blantyre Speedway on Sunday 18th October 1981. ON social media: Max Sneddon Can remember going their b4 the speedway took over to watch the greyhounds. Elizabeth Lovatt Spent my Friday nights there whilst growing up Colin Duffy Was there […]
Blantyre Speedway during the Late 1970s. This photo was shared by Gary Doonin. The photo appears to be the old original speedway track taken from Glasgow Road end of track .To put this into modern context, since the track is no longer there today, behind that grandstand would be where Lidls and B&M are now.
The town of Blantyre has long had links with speedway racing. In the pioneer days a group of riders who appeared at White City in Glasgow were known as “The Blantyre Crowd”. They operated their own track at Airbles Road in Motherwell in 1930-1932 and this was known as the Paragon Speedway. Riders included Andy […]