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 TO SOME OF THE OLD TRACKS. CLICK ON THE NAMES. (below)
Welcome to Brian Darby's Australian
Restored Australian Classic Roll Cage Speedcars.
Click here to view the midgets of the 1930s and 40s.
A FREE service for Private RESTORERS
of Vintage and Classic Speedway machines.
Updated on 15.3.17
Would you like to see some of the great Autographs I have collected over the years ?.
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: April 25, 2017
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.
Click here to see what's been added or changed lately on my sites.
Updated on 15.3.17
Australia's longest running Speedway publication.( by one publisher)
Buy it at your Newsagent.
Peter White on 02 9644 9754
Email Peter on
Click on the photographer's name
A page that takes you via several of my websites with Profiles on Champion Riders and Drivers of the past.
A collection of photos of Australian restored midgets.
Click on the Backtrack banner to go to the Backtrack page and preview the cover of Issue SEVENTY NINE of this great new Speedway magazine from the U.K.
Organize your subscription NOW !
Peter White's Speedway World - NOW ON LINE !
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 2016
The complete results of the Australian Solo Championship from 1926 to 2016
Our Speedway heroes as they are ( or were ) after Speedway 2 pages of photos.
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 a Tribute Website to George Tatnell, created by Jeanette Bell, click on GT:
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.
CLASSIC SPEEDWAY Issue # 36
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.02 9772 1058
Photos of restored Vintage Compacts (TQs)
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.
A website created to share my favourite more modern Speedway photos - shot by me at various Speedways..
A page for VIDEO CLIPS
Quite unique - have a look
Story by Historian - Brian Lear.
This poor little bloke has been getting run over for seventeen years now !
2000 - 2017
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.
A Brian Darby website for lovers of Australian Speedway history.
For those viewers who also enjoy modern Speedway - log onto my Sprintcars website for photos I have shot over the years at various Speedways.
My website with photos from local and overseas Vintage Speedway events.
A NEW page / s for fun photos with captions.
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.
A tribute to the late Jim Shepherd
From Chris and Phil McGee in the US
A Family Collection
If your Newsagent doesn't stock Speedway World take out a 12 months subscription with Peter and it will be posted to you each issue.
100 More Aussie Legends - Peter's 2nd book. Copies still available . Contact Peter.
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.
Interested in buying some Speedway
or Motor Racing Memorabilia ?
Have a look at my new website ( link below ) maybe something there you might like.
Click here to view a top Speedway photo collection from W.A's top Speedway photographer - Peter Roebuck - website courtesy of Peter Roebuck.
My entire hard copy Speedway photo collection is FOR SALE.
Go to my website www.briandarby.info ( above)
click on Classic Old Photos button for details.
Please have a look at my new website www.speedwaymemories.com
Click on heading to view site.
This year 2017 the event organisers of Australia's most prestigious motor show wish to have a Vintage Speedway category for restored Speedcars -1934 - 1959. Entrants can display only or compete in the Australian International Concours d’Elegance where an expensive trophy is presented to the class winner. Please support Vintage Speedway and think about entering your restored midget to just show or compete. Let's make it a first for our cars. For more information contact Paul Mathers on firstname.lastname@example.org
or call on 03 9321 6760.
The Jeff Freeman Tribute Vintage /Classic Speedway meeting will be held at the Illabo Motorsport Park Speedway track on 6th. May 2017.
For entry details and package Kerry Phelan on:
The ex Green/Warriner/Mackay # 76 Offy will be auctioned in Qld on May 6th.
Go to the For Sale & Wanted page for details.
Plus a great accommodation deal with Special Rates at the Junee Motor Inn.
March 25 1940 - Mt Panorama Bathurst NSW - Paul Swedberg of the USA sits in his Offenhauser Midget # 18 on the Pit apron. This was the first Offenhauser powered Midget to race in Australia. Paul and # 18 completed the 150 mile Handicap race coming in 6th. with a best lap time of 3 min 16 secs. Paul also raced the car at Penrith Speedway.
The Pits and Control Tower have been updated since this photo was taken !!