Ric Yates of W.A., a Speedway fan from a little boy, later a midget driver for Geoff Pilgrim, Ric's Dad also a car owner and driver in the early days, these are some of Ric's memories of W.A. Speedway....Thanks Ric.
Ric started his love affair with Speedway at an early age !
A Villiers powered racer.
'Skeeter ' Yates, driver, R. Goddard on the left and a young Con Migro on the right.
Bob Robinson and passenger.
Bob Tattersall in the Saylor's Offy on the infield at Claremont Speedway.
Big Jack O'Dea of Victoria in his # 65 midget.
Laurie Stevens in his Repco Holden powered # 7.
Stock car action at
Wattle Grove. W.A.
Thanks to Ric Yates for these images and to his friend Brian Rees for organizing them for ' VintageSpeedway.'
Claremont Speedway 1958, ' Skeeter ' Yates in TQ1 with Wally Higgs in # 11.
TQ # 1 was the first TQ to be registered in W.A.
Bruce Rickard, NZ Champ. at Claremont in the late 1950s.
W.A.'s Laurie Matthews aged 16, in his first drive in a midget.
Harry Neale in the #1 Repco Holden. This was the car Frank ' Satan ' Brewer brought to Australia in 1949 as
the blue Eddie Meyer Ford V860 # 10, it was then
re numbered to Frank's famous # 99.
It is now restored as the NSW # 2 Big BERCO Repco Holden and runs in vintage events nation wide.
Johnny Hamilton runs in front in car # WA 12. Johnny a W.A. champ usually drove car #12 but was killed at Claremont on 15.2.1957 in car # WA 14.