This Web Site is to promote the growing interest in Classic Speedway and Grasstrack Racing Motorcycles from the "Upright Era". It showcases my Collection of Speedway and Grasstrack Motorcycles, along with some Longtrack Racing Motorcycles. It also highlights the work that I do in restoring these Classic Motorcycles back to their former Glory Days.
It also includes Longtrack Racing and hopefully Ice Racing information and photographs in the near future.
The Gallery Page shows photographs of my Bikes plus other Memorabilia, including a small collection of Speedway Race Jackets.
The For Sale and Wanted Items Pages are exactly as it states. Used for items for sale and items wanted for ongoing projects.
The Restoration Services Page details what I do and the type of service I can offer Customers wanting a restoration carrying out on their bike / bikes. I have done several restorations now with some excellent Testimonials from satisfied Customers, including my own Show winning 1972 JAWA and 1984 Weslake bikes.
The Ongoing Projects Page shows Projects at varying stages of completion, to give a photographic history of a Restoration Project from 'as found' through to completion, with a few comments along the way.
Hope you enjoy browsing my Web Site and come back again soon as the Web Site develops.
Collector and Restorer of
Classic Speedway and Grasstrack Racing Motorcycles
My interest in Speedway and Grasstrack Racing started in 1970, as a Mechanic / Driver for some of the top riders of the day. Travelling to most of the Speedway Tracks in the UK plus many others throughout Europe, including many Longtrack and Grasstrack venues in Germany. I worked on a variety of Speedway, Grasstrack and Longtrack Bikes with various Engines fitted, including ESO, JAP, JAWA, Weslake and Godden, plus a few Specials. I also class myself as a Fan of the sport and still visit the Belle Vue Aces regularly and travel to watch the Longtrack Racing at Herxheim each year. Even though the sport has changed with the introduction of Laydown Engines, it is still an exciting spectacle to watch. I still prefer the 'Upright Era' though.
All this while holding a full-time job in the Nuclear Industry, serving my time as a Mechanical Engineering Apprentice before progressing into the Design Office, eventually Project Managing Major Construction / Engineering Projects valued in excess of £200M. This has given me a keen eye for detail and engineering excellence which I now use in my restorations.
After working for the same Company for 40 years, I retired early in 2010 and re-kindled my passion in Speedway and Grasstrack, purchasing a forlorn looking JAWA Speedway Bike to restore. I had history with the bike as it was one of those I worked on back in the 1970s. See my 1972 JAWA in the Gallery. Other bikes have followed this one and I now have quite a collection of restored Speedway and Grasstrack Bikes. I have also completed several commissions for Customers.