To contact me: Brian Darby on :
Phone Mobile. 0419976557
Original first page of this website created by Peter Darby - December 2000.
AUSSIE ROAD RACING - NOT SPEEDWAY, BUT INTERESTING ! It's a separate Brian Darby website.
After you have had a chance to view all of the different pages on my website Vintage Speedway I would appreciate your comments in the Guest Book on the right.
TAKE A TRIP BACK IN TIME TO SOME OF THE OLD TRACKS. CLICK ON THE NAMES. (below)
Welcome to Brian Darby's Australian
Click here to view the midgets of the 1930s and 40s.
A FREE service for Private RESTORERS
of Vintage and Classic Speedway machines.
Brian Darby and Q5, the ex Bill Goode Falcon Special.
Photo: Warren Bridge.
The ex Veteran Speedway Riders' Association of Australia website.
NOW AustralianSpeedway Riders Association Inc.
Click on logo
This page was last updated on: November 17, 2018
A WEBSITE for Solo Enthusiasts
An exciting website just for Midget Speedcars.
Great photos and some great stories from American
ex midget racer Mel Anthony.
A page that takes you via several of my websites with Profiles on Champion Riders and Drivers of the past.
Click on the Backtrack banner to go to the Backtrack page and preview the cover of Issue EIGHTY EIGHT
of this great new Speedway magazine from the U.K.
Organize your subscription NOW !
Join one of the Vintage Clubs NOW !
A page for viewers of the Vintagespeedway website to post their vintage and classic Speedway photo collections. Just email me the photos in jpeg and if the quality is good enough I will post them on a page under your name.
Click here on the Maitland name and travel back in time to the
"Birthplace of Speedway"
A collection of great early Sidecar pics for the Sidecar fan.
The complete results of the Australian Sidecar Championship
meetings from 1931 to 2018
The complete results of the Australian Solo Championship from 1926 to 2018
Another great Norm Dean photo...thanks Norm.
If you like the sound of racing cars, Speedway bikes or midgets in action, click on the heading above for a treat.
For the fans of modern and vintage Speedway - I've created a series of photo and action video DVDs For Sale at realistic prices, the range of which can be viewed by clicking on the Speedwaypics heading above.
NEW DVDS IN 2018
CLASSIC SPEEDWAY Issue # 42
A new publication from the team who has given us
The Vintage Speedway Magazine ( since 1993) and also the Backtrack Magazine.
This Classic Speedway magazine actually replaces The VintageSpeedway magazine ( now discontinued )and athough still covering very early Speedway takes us into the 50s and 60s etc.
A handy size at 16.5 cm wide & 24 cm long
( 6 1/2" x 9 1/2")
Great photos, gloss paper and features by top writers.
Lots of top Aussie riders featured
Priced at 4 Pounds (British Pounds).
To purchase click on the Backtrack banner below.
If you have any clean old Speedway programmes or photos you don't want or no longer need. Please don't throw them out !
I can use them in my research for the Vintage Speedway Websites I have created. I'm happy to pay postage costs.
ph. 0419 976 557
A website for Sidecar racing of old.
A new webpage showing the plaques placed by the Vintage Speedway Clubs at old Speedway sites around Australia.
Story by Historian - Brian Lear.
This poor little bloke has been getting run over for eighteen years now !
2000 - 2018
A collection of rare photos of one of our dirt track pioneers of the 1930s, Charlie Spurgeon.
A collection of fabulous Speedway rider portrait Post Cards from the 1920s - collected by the late Maurice Hansen of Brisbane.
My website with photos from local and overseas Vintage Speedway events.
A completely new website where you can purchase A4 SCANS (mailed out ) of rare and some original Speedway programmes.
AN EXAMPLE OF A TYPICAL SCAN SHOWN on the Rare Programmes page.
A true Aussie Speedway pioneer.
From Chris and Phil McGee in the US
A Family Collection
A webpage created in remembrance of some famous Speedway personalities.
If you love old time Solo Speedway photos - click on this heading - International Solos - in the UK.
Click here to view my NEW website.
A personal website of mine. Noting my experience in the Automotive Trade, my Speedway hobby and experience with road racing cars, Speedway photography & vintage midgets.
Also some motor sport memorabilia For Sale.
My entire hard copy Speedway photo collection is FOR SALE.
A collection of over 60 years . Go to my website www.briandarby.info ( above)
Please have a look at my new website www.speedwaymemories.com
Click on heading to view site.
For Video Clips - Vintage Speedcars click here.
It's on another of my websites.
My Sprintcar Photos Website - Click Here
Some photos from the
Alan Streader - Bill Shevill - Sid Middlemass Tribute meetings at IIlabo in 2017 and 2018. now on line on my website.
A page of photos as a tribute to Speedway photographer and publisher Bill Meyer.
By popular request this page for updates and additions to my websites is now back on line.
Click on the Illabo logo to view the full Vintage Speedway calendar of events for 2019 at this great little new Speedway. Go along and make a weekend of it - accommodation at Junee.
Allan Whitfield Roper -aka - Allan Blackburne - one of our true Aussie Speedway legends. Click here to view his details & history.
Sad to report - true Midget Speedway legend - Bill Shevill passed away suddenly at his home in Taree NSW on Friday 9th. November 2018. A good friend and a Speedway Champion Bill is shown above on a victory lap after winning the Golden Helmet at the Sydney Showground Speedway in 1956.
Bill was 87 years of age .
Rest in Peace - Bill - you will be missed.
For Bill's history log onto my webpage
Bill's Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home at
183 Pampoolah Rd Taree on Wednesday 21st November 2018 at 2 pm.