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Forum: The Checkered Flag 12-09-2016, 04:53 AM
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Posted By mmciau
Alexander Herbert ROWE, OAM 1913-2010

ALEXANDER HERBERT ROWE

ALEXANDER (ALEX) HERBERT ROWE, ORDER OF AUSTRALIA MEDAL (OAM), 2 May 1913 to 5 December 2010)

Alex was born at Rose Park (Adelaide), South Australia on 2 May 1913, a son...
Forum: General Discussion about Racing History 09-05-2016, 05:35 PM
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Posted By mmciau
Re: Amazing vintage crash photos

https://www.flickr.com/photos/21694538@N07/29451593596/in/dateposted-public/
Forum: General Discussion about Racing History 09-05-2016, 05:28 PM
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Posted By mmciau
Re: Amazing vintage crash photos

From Rowley Park Speedway (1949-1979), Brompton, South Australia. (Adelaide's pug hole).

Hugh Reskymer "Kym" Bonython, AC, DFC, AFC (15 September 1920 Ė 19 March 2011)

Kym was the promoter of...
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 07-16-2014, 05:12 PM
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Posted By mmciau
Re: Tatterall's Midgets

I have just completed the scanning of the late John Yonggy Thompson's album. One of the images in the Album is:

Robert George Tattersall on 13 February 1970 at Rowley Park Speddway, Adelaide,...
Forum: New Members Post Here First! 03-12-2013, 03:57 PM
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Introduction... Hello from North Carolina
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Posted By mmciau
Re: Hello from North Carolina

Welcome to the Site
Forum: Sprint Cars & Champ Cars 03-10-2013, 07:44 PM
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Posted By mmciau
Re: The Dobbins #6 Sprint Car

Amazing!!!! I was one of 200 Australians that attended that Sprint car meeting at the Indiana State Fairground Track in May of 1974.

We all stood in awe of Foyt from those two races, especially...
Forum: New Members Post Here First! 03-08-2013, 03:22 AM
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Posted By mmciau
Re: Hi from New Zealand

Welcome,

What engine is in the midget?

What differential/axle is in the car - is it Morris based?

And were you in competition with Goldfinch and Goonan in the later part of the 1950s?
...
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 02-25-2013, 07:42 PM
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Posted By mmciau
Re: Tatterall's Midgets

Yes, Alex Rowe told me several times that on one visit to the Showground, there were moves to ban the supercharged Peugeot from competing.

...
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 02-25-2013, 04:51 PM
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Posted By mmciau
Re: Tatterall's Midgets

Fair enough. Your comments reinforce my views of Tattersall's integrity.

I can certainly vouch for Bob Tattersall (in 1959/1960) bringing into Australia an Iskenderian Flat Tappet Camshaft for...
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 02-22-2013, 05:47 PM
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Posted By mmciau
Re: Tatterall's Midgets

Bob Tattersall

The Austin A40 Engine myth (taken advisedly)

This may be Urban Myth or Urban Legend so it is all Ďallegedí!!!
But gee, itís a great yarn (story)


As we all know, Bob...
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 01-30-2013, 05:04 PM
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Posted By mmciau
Re: USAC: Jimmy Davies & Larry Rice

Thanks MitchG and LittleFauss for the pictures and the comments re the Davies midget.

Indeed, it was a magnificent car with a very significant history attached to it.

Mike
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 01-30-2013, 06:23 AM
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Posted By mmciau
Re: USAC: Jimmy Davies & Larry Rice

I was a regular at Rowley Park in the 1960s until I went to Darwin in August 1968. I remember the Offy as pearlescent white as you described it. It was a stunningly good handling car with a great...
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 01-29-2013, 01:04 AM
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Posted By mmciau
Re: USAC: Jimmy Davies & Larry Rice

Jimmy Davies Car 1

Was that the car that was stolen and

Was that the car he was fatally hurt in?

If it is the same car, he brought that car to Australia with him on his first visit. It...
Forum: Sprint Cars & Champ Cars 01-18-2013, 03:06 AM
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Posted By mmciau
Re: Different looking Sprint Car

Visited the San Jose Speedway in May 1974 together with about 200 Australians. (We were on our way to the Indy 500).

Saw Marshall Sargent on that very quick track and if I recall correctly, he...
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 12-22-2012, 05:26 PM
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Views: 41,840
Posted By mmciau
Re: Tatterall's Midgets

I'll include 3 images of Tattersall's connection to South Australia on his first and subsequent visits.

Kym Bonython AC 1920 2011 - Promoter of Rowley Park Speedway.
Alexander Herbert Rowe OAM...
Forum: New Members Post Here First! 12-17-2012, 04:19 PM
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Posted By mmciau
Re: Member from South Australia

All my photographs of everything I did was destroyed in Cyclone Tracy in 1974. Post CT, I was an official for the RDA in SA and was Noise Abatement officer in the last 3 years of Rowley Park so...
Forum: New Members Post Here First! 12-16-2012, 11:49 PM
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Posted By mmciau
Member from South Australia

I am Mike McInerney, living at Marion, South Australia.

Have been a speedway spectator and a helper from mid 1950s to early 1990s.

Rowley Park Speedway in Brompton, South Australia. Speedway...
Forum: General Discussion about Racing History 12-16-2012, 11:41 PM
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Posted By mmciau
Re: Looking for any old photos or history on my Uncle Orville Nance, recently passed

Is this the Nance that built Sprintcars in particular the 1970s?

Mike
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 12-15-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 41,840
Posted By mmciau
Re: Tatterall's Midgets

Bob Tattersall was engaged by the late Mr Hugh Reskymer (Kym) Bonython AC, promoter of Rowley Park Speedway, Coglin Street, Brompton, South Australia for the 1958/1959 Season.

Tattersall drove...
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