To contact me: Brian Darby on :

Phone Mobile.       0419 976 557

     Original first page of this website created by Peter Darby - December 2000.
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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.
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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
on left.
This is a link to a separate website.
This page was last updated on: September 22, 2023
The Sydney Showground.
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.
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 2023 
The complete results of the Australian Solo Championship from 1926 to 2023 
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. 
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.
Brian Darby
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 is into his 23rd year of being run over !
2000 - 2023 
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
Speedway Memorabilia
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. latest 29.5.23.
Click on the heading.
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.
New books & magazine listings for sale.
A page for you to advertise private For Sale & Wanted 
Cars - Bikes - Parts for Vintage & Classic 
Speedway machines.
A small fee applies. 
For contacts - info & entry forms etc.for
 coming Illabo 2023 meetings:
 Charlie Vella on
Kerry Phelan on
A new page on my Aussie Road Racing website for the sale of my Motor Racing Memorabilia - click on the heading above.
ILLABO 2023 
CALENDAR DATES - Vintage Speedway 

Saturday October 21st 2023 Vintage Meeting.

Meetings for 2024

Saturday. March 9 2024
Saturday May 18 2024
Saturday August 10 2024
Saturday October 19 2024
Not Speedway but I have disassembled my model railways layout and all parts are for sale on 
Vintage & Modern Speedway Swap Meet.
Saturday 18th November 2023
Bankstown Paceway Venue.
176-178 Eldridge Road, Bankstown.
Open All Categories. Food & Drinks Available.
Gates Open:6:30 Bookings Essential.
Sites: 1. $40 Ute. 2. $70 Ute & Box Trailer.
3. $100 Ute & Car Trailer.
Pantex & Semi Trailer $200.
Lookers:$2 Gold Coin.
Bookings Essential. 
Contact: Maria Green on Messenger or 

1949 - Sydney Sportsground Speedway
 Aub Lawson & Vic Duggan