Australian Speedway in the Sixties was huge. Tracks would pull up to 30,000 fans into their stands. There was live television coverage, and the print media regularly gave the sport front page news exposure.
Drivers such as Stuart, Freeman, Tattersall, Shepherd, Goode, Brock and Bonython, possessed showmanship like no other and were in essence, a promoters delight. They put their lives on the line, week in, week out, with many suffering near fatal crashes at one time or another during their careers.
In his latest book, Tony Loxley has painstakingly selected and accurately captioned hundreds of classic photographs from this magical era of Australian speedway. Many photographs have never before been published.
While this book will be a must for speedway fans enjoying a methanol-fuelled trip down memory lane, it also gives the speedway uninitiated, and those too young to remember, an insight into what the period was like- the characters, the cars, the thrills, the dangers.
This book brings speedways deadliest decade to life.