To contact me: Brian Darby on :

Phone Mobile.       0419976557

     Original first page of this website created by Peter Darby - December 2000.
Restored midgets
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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 on my website Vintage Speedway I would appreciate your comments in the Guest Book on the right.
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Vintage Compacts.
Restored classics
Restored Australian Classic Roll Cage Speedcars.
Click here to view the midgets of the 1930s and 40s.

FREE service for Private RESTORERS 
of Vintage and Classic Speedway machines.
Would you like to see some of the great Autographs I have collected over the years ?.
Brian Darby and Q5, the ex Bill Goode Falcon Special.
Photo: Warren Bridge.
Geoff Davis
Warren Bridge
The ex Veteran Speedway Riders' Association of Australia website. 
NOW AustralianSpeedway Riders Association.
Click on logo
on left.
This page was last updated on: April 2, 2015
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.
Click here to see what's been added or changed lately on my sites.
Speedway World.
Australia's longest running Speedway publication.( by one publisher)
Buy it at your Newsagent.
For Subscription
Peter White on  02 9644 9754 
Email Peter on
Click on the photographer's name
A page that takes you via several of my websites with Profiles on Champion Riders and Drivers of the past.
A collection of photos of  Australian restored midgets.
Click on the Backtrack banner to go to the Backtrack page and preview the cover of Issue SIXTY FIVE of this great new Speedway magazine from the U.K.
Organize your subscription NOW !
Peter White's Speedway World - NOW ON LINE !
Log on here : 
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 2014 
The complete results of the Australian Solo Championship from 1926 to 2015 
Our Speedway heroes as they are ( or were ) after Speedway 2 pages of photos.
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 a Tribute Website to George Tatnell, created by Jeanette Bell, click on GT:
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. 

A new publication from the team who has gven us
The Vintage Speedway Magazine ( since 1993) and also the Backtrack Magazine.

This Classic Speedway magazine actually replaces 
The VintageSpeedway magazine ( now discontinued )
and athough still covering very early Speedway takes us into the 50s and  60s  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
Issue 28
Priced at 4 Pounds (British Pounds).

To purchase click on the Backtrack banner below.
A new website to watch and share your video footage and interests of Speedway
If you have any clean old Speedway programmes 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 Websites I have created. I'm happy to pay postage costs.
Brian Darby
ph.02 9772 1058

Photos of restored Vintage Compacts (TQs)
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.
A website created to share my favourite more modern Speedway photos - shot by me at various Speedways..
A page for VIDEO CLIPS  Quite unique - have a look
 Story by Historian - Brian Lear.
This poor little bloke has been getting run over for fifteen years now !
2000 - 2015
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.
A Brian Darby website for lovers of Australian Speedway history.
For those viewers who also enjoy modern Speedway - log onto my Sprintcars website for photos I have shot over the years at various Speedways.
My website with photos from local and overseas  Vintage Speedway events.
A NEW page / s for fun photos with captions.
A completely new website where you can purchase  A4 SCANS (mailed out ) of rare and some original Speedway programmes. A unique avenue to help the serious Speedway researcher or collector. Selling all the time - some originals may have been sold so please contact me before placing an order.
A true Aussie Speedway pioneer.
A tribute to the late Jim Shepherd 
From Chris and Phil McGee in the US 
A Family Collection
Click here to purchase.
Click here.
NOW - Australia has it's own AUTOCRAFT agent - Autocraft Engines - Mob 0422 612 210
Website - 
Contact Phil Mizzi for your Autocraft engine needs.
April 2015  - Out Now.

Oz Motor Books is an online-only specialist motor book store, based in Sydney, selling a wide range of books on motoring, racing and biographies, 
as well as technical, repair, and workshop manuals. Contact numbers are (national free call) 1800 225 008, or (02) 9450 2603. 
Website -

Oz Motor Books is a supporter of this Vintage Speedway website  - Contact Bill Shipton on the URL above for all of your motor book needs.
If your Newsagent doesn't stock Speedway World take out a 12 months subscription with Peter and it will be posted to you each issue.
NEW website.
for the 
Vintage Speedcar Association
 (NSW) Inc.
Log on and enjoy a top new midget action photo on the Home page each month.
Click on the VSA logo on the right..
2014-15 Speedway Calendar  
Click on photo of Chris Holder (above)
for details BOOK NOW
Click here for details.
Peter White - Editor and Publisher of Peter White's Speedway World monthly paper will launch his 2nd book - '100 More Aussie Legends of the Speedways' at Bankstown Sports Club on June 13th 2015. 30 of the 'Legends' present at the launch will autograph copies purchased. The book launch will be done in conjuction with the Awards and Presentation night of the Vintage Speedcar and Vintage Compact club's dinner.
Peter White to pre order book on 02 9644 9754.
Leanne Middlemass on 02 4574 3994 for dinner tickets.