Posts Tagged ‘ Edinburgh speedway ’

Bob Tasker – speedway fan, filmmaker and wit

It’s really extremely sad news that Bob Tasker of GRT Media has passed away today in Newcastle after a short illness. Bob was a lover of life, people, gossip and speedway – preferably all four at once. He travelled the speedway tracks of the UK tirelessly and, like so many, he did this much more…

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Glasgow Tigers v Edinburgh Monarchs (Premier League) 14th September 2014

Glasgow Tigers v Edinburgh Monarchs (Premier League) 14th September 2014

Ashfield Stadium – home of the Glasgow Tigers – is bathed in bright sunshine ahead of the latest instalment of their derby meetings with Edinburgh. Though notionally bragging rights and regional pride are on the line, the reality is that both sets of supporters expect the Monarchs to gain more than the single away point…

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John Campbell – longest serving promoter in British Speedway – quits after 29 years

Edinburgh Monarchs promoter John Campbell has sensationally quit the sport after 29 years according to press reports Always approachable and articulate, here is one of my many enjoyable and illuminating conversations with him (taken from Bouquet of Shale):   Strong winds buffet the opening two days of the Open Golf Championships at St Andrews lessen…

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Maurice (“pronounced More-reece”) Gordon RIP

Maurice (“pronounced More-reece”) Gordon RIP

The shock news that kindly dedicated speedway enthusiast Maurice Gordon has sadly passed away (aged only 62) is difficult to comprehend. With an accent almost as exotic – to English ears – as the pronunciation of his name, Maurice could regularly be seen in his natural habitat at a speedway meeting (whether at his beloved…

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Ian Thomas (speedway impressario)

Ian Thomas (speedway impressario)

The charming speedway showman and gentleman Ian Thomas has passed depriving us all of his wit, love of life, people, honest opinions and his skills as a close-up magician. Genuinely a privilege to have met Ian and briefly known him. A unique man. Rest in Peace! With a larger-than-life personality, quick wit, insight and enviable…

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