Queenslander, Jack White passed away in August 2012, and Steve Magro and his wife Julie were at the wake, celebrating Jack's life, to record these photos of Ekka riders for posterity, Thank you Julie & Steve.
Back row from left:
Steve Reinke (inset), Brian Loakes, Des Leitch, Kev Torpie, Trevor Harding, John Cleary, Peter Ingram.
Sitting: Les Bentzen, Bob Martin, Peter Hoy and Tony Hart.
Kevin Torpie and Steve Reinke. pics by Julie Magro
Nigel Boocock with Ivan Mauger.
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Ove Fundin honoured as 'home town hero'
On August 25th. 2012 a statue honouring their 'home town hero', Ove Fundin, was unveiled in the town square by the people of Ove's home town, Tranas in Sweden.
Photo below shows Ove with another Swedish Speedway legend, Olle Nygren ( left) ,
enjoying the tribute.
Photo courtesy of Mike Kemp - UK.
A new vintage import into Australia
Bryan Liersch and his 1958 CAE sprintcar at Rushworth in May. The car is basically a 327 Chev with Hilborn injection (methanol of course), magnesium Halibrand rear end, Halibrand mag wheels and most of the other typical features of this era of car. The car was being run in the USA on dirt and asphalt tracks so it has some more modern safety features such as a decent alloy seat, fuel cell in order to comply with their regulations.
Photo courtesy of Ross Liersch
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