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Offline alwyn

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Douglas Riders
« on: 13 Oct 2005 at 22:16 »
Hi all,
Howard has sent in these photos of Douglas riders hoping that others will add snippets of their racing exploits - if you have any records of the life and/or exploits of these riders, e.g., events entered, racing successes, bikes ridden, etc., please post to share here.

Thanks for the photos Howard.

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Re: Douglas Riders
« Reply #1 on: 22 Nov 2006 at 12:07 »
The www.speedwayresearcher.org.uk has race by race data for meetings staged at Marine Gardens in Edinburgh 1928 - 31 and 1938-39. The results from the early days indicate the bikes used by riders.

Robert Bamford - Speedway Books - has copies of Glasgow's Speedways: The Pre-War Years by Jim Henry  which covers 1928 - 1932 and 1939 - 40 which also gives meeting details including machines used by riders in the pioneer days.

The Douglas reigned 1928 - 1929 but by 1930 it was on the way out as tracks became slicker. A few were used after 1930.

The Men in Black who put on demonstrations on speedways in the UK show and ride a few Douglas machines. They take part in the main BMF rallies at Peterborough in May and September.

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