To contact me: Brian Darby on :
Phone Mobile. 0419 976 557
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 and links on my website Vintage Speedway I would appreciate your comments in the Guest Book above.
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.
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 is a link to a separate website.
This page was last updated on: June 24, 2022
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 110 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 2022
The complete results of the Australian Solo Championship from 1926 to 2020
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.
NOW A PAGE 2 of NEW DVDS For Sale.
CLASSIC SPEEDWAY Issue # 57
From the Backtrack Magazine Team.
This Classic Speedway magazine replaces The Vintage Speedway magazine
( now discontinued ) and although still covering very early Speedway takes us into the 50s, 60s, 70s 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 5 Pounds (British Pounds).
To purchase click on the Backtrack banner below.
If you have any clean old Speedway or motor racing programmes, books 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 & Aussie motor racing 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
twenty two years now !
2000 - 2022
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 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 .Contact me for info.
For sales of my
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 - Peter Bowland - Bob Pymble - Gordon Benny Tribute meetings at IIlabo in 2017, 2018, 2019 now on line on my website Link above.
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.
Allan Whitfield Roper -aka - Allan Blackburne - one of our true Aussie Speedway legends. Click here to view his details & history.
Click here to view this unique collection of Aussie Speedway history.
A Brian Darby website to pay tribute to our Aussie pioneer Solo riders.
Click here to view this NEW PAGE - see if it interests you..
New books & magazine listings for sale.
A page for you to advertise private For Sale & Wanted
Cars - Bikes - Parts for Vintage & Classic
A small fee applies.
For contacts - info & entry forms etc.for
coming Illabo 2022 meetings:
A new page on my Aussie Road Racing website for the sale of my Motor Racing Memorabilia - click on the heading above.
ILLABO 2022 CALENDAR DATES
Saturday August 13th. Vintage Meeting
“The Alan Birkett Tribute Meeting”
Saturday October 15th. Vintage Meeting.
Photos of MAY 21 meeting now online
click on the VINTAGE WORLD heading below
The English Solo Test team for 1934-35 Australian season.
These were the riders who took part in the very first Australia vs England Test match (on Australian shores) in 1934. It was run at The Sydney Showground on December 15 1934 ( the old Coronation Stand in the background ) and Australia won 35 to 19. The crowd was stated as 50,000. Riders in this photo are
L to R : Joe Abbott - Wal Phillips - Dusty Haigh - Les Gregory
( replacing Eric Langton in this photo ) Team Manager Mr B.L Brookes - Harold 'Tiger' Stevenson (Capt.) - Frank Varey & Cliff Parkinson.