CRADLEY Heathens were the Manchester United of Speedway for well over a decade. Formed in 1947, Saturday nights at their old Dudley Wood Stadium home were the focus for the entire community with thousands of fans flocking to see their team in action. From the late 70s they were transformed from an unfashionable club into the top side consistently in the sport with riders from Scandinavia, USA and Australia joining the club. They produced World Champions Bruce Penhall, Erik Gundersen, Jan O Pedersen, Billy Hamill and Greg Hancock and won numerous team honours. Suddenly heartbroken fans were left with no team to support as their stadium was sold by landowners for housing development and no permanent replacement could be found. This DVD charts the proud history of the club and features rare interviews with World Champions, Heathens legends and Promoters as well as footage from the great days of Dudley Wood. In 2010, the Dudley Heathens were formed out of the ashes of the former Cradley club and now race in the National League at Wolverhampton’s Monmore Green Stadium in front of the biggest crowds at that level. This is evidence that Heathens fans have never lost hope – and a permanent home of their own remains the ultimate aim. Running time 300 mins
We have produced a very special DVD to commemorate the history of speedway at the County Ground of the last 76 years. This includes footage from the early years through to the present day with highlights from the great moments in the Falcons' history and includes interviews with many of the legends who have ridden for Exeter over the years. running time 240 minutes
A look back at some of the highlights and characters that have raced at the Purfleet Raceway in the last quarter of a century. We talk to great Hammers riders such as Bo Petersen, Brian Karger, Alan Mogridge, Leigh Adams, Troy Pratt, Colin White, Andy Galvin, Martin Goodwin, Andrew Silver as well as some of the promoters down the years. A fantastic nostalgic look back at this wonderful speedway club. Running time 200 mins
Speedway came to a finale after 76 years and the stadium was packed to the rafters for this emotional farewell. We have captured all the action on track as well as interviews with many of the greats from Exeters' glory days including Ivan Mauger, Scott Autrey, Vaclav Verner, Richard Green and many others. A fantastic momento of a very special evening on ths multi-camera production which includes the last ever four laps at the County Ground ridden by Ivan Mauger and the amazing firework display. Running time 120 mins
A huge crowd witnessed a highly emotional night as the final chequered flag came down on 35 years of speedway racing at the Arena Essex Raceway. This comemorative production brings you all the racing as well as a look behind the scenes on the last ever night of speedway at their Purfleet home. Interviews with Hammers greats Martin Goodwin, Leigh Lanham, Paul Hurry as well as former team manager Pete Thorogood and all the concluding scenes of a memorable evening as Leigh rides the last four laps at this superb speedway track and the crowd are invited to walk around the circuit for the final time! Running time 130 mins.
One man had a dream and that man was Tim Stone, the dream being to bring speedway back to his Welsh homeland. And he fulfilled that dream by almost single handedly bringing the sport to the Hayley Stadium in Newport. This four hour DVD is packed full of the best moments from the decade that marked Tim's reign at the helm of the Wasps from 1997 until his untimely passing in 2008. There's action galore from Welsh Opens, New Year Classics, the very best of races from the circuit that Tim lovingly cared for, tributes from those who had the pleasure of knowing him, funny moments and much much more. A fitting tribute to one proud Welshman who had a dream.... Running time 240 minutes
The Romford Bombers raced their first ever meeting at Romford on May 29th 1969. They had originally hope to race at the City Way Stadium, Rochester but the council refused planning permission at the last minute and the Bombers relocated to the Brooklands Stadium, Romford. The Bombers raced at the concrete-fenced Brookfield Stadium for 3 seasons until they were forced to move again, this time to West Ham, where they stayed for just seven matches before they were again forced to move ..... this time to Barrow! It's quite a story and several of the ex-Bombers were brought together to relive those great days including Des Luckhurst, Dave Percy, Mike Vernam and the very entertaining Phil Woodcock! Reading Racers John Hammond and Richard May were also in attendance talking of their memories of Romford. Hear them in their own words describe what it was like to race speedway for the Bombers in thus far off days and see some very rare footage of racing at Brooklands Stadium, Hoddesdon and Custom House. A must for collectors of speedway nostalgia. Running time 90 mins.
After 66 years the curtain came down on the famous old stadium and we have captured all the track action but also much, much more! We have interviews with the who's who of Swindon speedway: Barry Briggs, Martin Ashby, Brian Karger, Alun Rossiter, Barry Duke, etc, etc as well as promoters past and present. We also include the 150cc British Youth Championship and the superb firework finale to the last ever meeting at the Abbey Stadium. Running time 180 mins.
It's the starriest night of the century for speedway fanatics, with magnificent men, who on their flying machines have collected 56 FIM World championships between them. A million words would not suffice to describe the glory and pure stardust sprinkled by the Golden Greats on Parade on this unique DVD. Commentary and fantastic interviews with all the great champions by Dave Lanning on this multi-camera TV quality production.
When Speedway returned to Birmingham in March 2007 it was a dream come true for thousands of fans who thought they would never see their beloved Brummies race again. The club's proud history and tradition is perfectly summed up in this special production, which includes the relaunch of the club at Perry Barr. There's an exclusive interview with Phil Herne in Australia, plus other legends like Hans Nielsen, Alan and Andy Grahame, John Hart, George Major and Arthur Browning plus many more. It's compelling viewing - so sit back, relax and enjoy the story of this great club. Running time 200 minutes
This unique DVD captures the first 70 years of speedway racing at Arlington, home of the Eastbourne Eagles. It details the transition from its humble beginnings when Charlie Dugard chipped in with some friends to purchase the land so they could bring the sport to sleepy Sussex right up to the present day 'super stadium' that now exists. Thrill to the 'stars of yesterday' as we take you through a magical journey that will keep you enthralled from start to finish..