“Penlee Speedway New Zealand” by Winston Cartmell is the enthralling story of this family owned speedway track in the north island of New Zealand that ran from 1969 –1979. In 1968 Mr & Mrs Cartmell returned to the farm after an extended holiday to England. On arrival at the farm Mr Cartmell said “Whats going on here?”, Mrs Cartmell, who was in on the scheme said, “Why it’s a speedway track, dear!”
During the parents absence the three Cartmell boys, Ivan, Winston and David had built a 325 meter speedway. Over the next decade several English riders and many New Zealand riders raced on this unique track .Bruce abernethy, Fred Pawson and Kevin Hayden were a few of the old time stars that helped in the background
A truly lovely story packed with information by Winston Cartmell, former rider promoter and now a dedicated researcher.
A4 size 170 pages ring bound. Available from
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peanut1950: My father was Jack Knight ,I know he rode in 1952 but that is all I can find, he was still riding in 1960, any information would be appreciated
Aug 17, 2015 20:41:26 GMT
Administrator: Try this Link - http://londonspeedways.proboards.com/thread/1130/harringay-trainees-1952
Aug 18, 2015 22:00:32 GMT
Administrator: Message received re Jack Knight: - He took his first rides at Harringay, later rode for Wimbledon. Thats all i know...
Aug 21, 2015 21:19:12 GMT
Administrator: Message from Lee Dunton -- I have found this photograph The Harringay training school in early 1952. Photo shows -[br]Back row: Jim Purdy, Ray Terry, Jim Gleed, Jim Chalkley, Wal Phillips, Jack Knight, Stan Clark, Jim Squibb, Fred Pawson.[br]Front row
Aug 22, 2015 6:11:48 GMT