Post by ayoutubefiend on Nov 2, 2013 9:24:30 GMT
It was in June 1953 that New Cross speedway really died. The two subsequent revival attempts were of little consequence in my opinion.
What saddens me is that the June 1953 closure went unnoticed in its 60th aniversary this summer. It would have been nice if some sort of gathering could have taken place on the parkland where the old stadium once stood - traces of the speedway and greyhound stadium can be seen.
We could have met at a central place, walked around and taken some photos, then gone for a pie and beer at a nearby pub.
Too late now - and certainly 2014 must be passed over because that's the date 60 years on when New Cross staged the UK's first ever stock car meeting! Their arrival in the UK has been a main factor on why speedway has slipped away as being a major sport.