The AUSTRALIAN SPEEDWAY RIDERS ASSOCIATION Inc.
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Click on the VSM name to view some top photos from the pages of the no longer published -  Vintage Speedway Magazine in the UK.
Have a look at some great photos from John's career. Click on his name.
Johnny Hoskins the "Father of Speedway" called him "Buck" after a comic strip hero in the Sunday papers. Click on Keith's name for a tribute to this great Aussie sportsman.
Some photos from Bob's career.
The Veteran Speedway Riders' Association of Australia was formed by a group of Vets in 1991.  The Association name was changed to the AUSTRALIAN SPEEDWAY RIDERS ASSOCIATION on June 5th. 2014.We look forward to the support of all current ASRA Members and for some of you younger riders and fans from the '70s, '80s, and '90s come on ! join us NOW.......and let's get stronger.
The Association was Incorporated in August 2016.
This website was created in 2002 as a private website and is maintained under a yearly rental agreement for the ASRA.
Website is property of Brian Darby  
email    bdarby@bigpond.com 
   or   Mob. 0419976557.
This page was last updated: May 19, 2024
Would you like to hear the sound of a J.A.P. engine or hear Stuart Mountford riding a few laps of his Jawa at Barleigh Ranch ?, if you would click on the sounds heading above.
A new small Brian Darby website with photos and tributes to our early Speedway champions.
Early stages yet.
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 ASRA memorabilia is now on display at the Nabiac Museum.
To go to the Museum website click on the link below.
Click here to open a page showing up & coming events for ASRA members. 
Links to interesting websites - click on the logos below.
A Brian Darby website for lovers of Solo Speedway - worldwide.
Click on the heading above.
For one of the best Speedway photo collections in the world - click here
Allan Whitfield Roper -aka-Allan Blackburne - a true Aussie Speedway legend.
Click here for Allan's history.
Click on heading to view.
A webpage on Brian Darby's Vintage Speedway website. A collection of amateur candid photos from the 40s and 50s to which older club members may relate.
Click on the Molly heading.
Photos by Brian Darby
 My complete hard copy Solo & Sidecar 
photo collection. A huge collection of photos collected 
over 60 odd years .All sizes.
6x4 - 7x5 - 8x10 -10x12- A4 sizes.

plus a large collection of Australian
Speedway programmes For Sale.
Contact  Brian Darby
Mob 0419976557 or bdarby@bigpond.com
Bill Sticpewich - one of our forgotten Aussie Heroes both in Speedway and War duties.
To view Stippy's record click on his name.
A Brian Darby website for lovers of Sidecar Speedway - worldwide.
Click on the heading above.
Affiliated with Motorcycling Australia. 
Now available to ASRA members - The VSRA-ASRA - The Years
Enjoy a look back through time as the Aussie Vets & International guests get together  for Annual Re Unions - Member Price $ 30 Au + $ 7.50 P&P Within Australia 
DVDs available to club members.
PAY PAL available for DVD purchases.
Contact  Brian on
I have a range of Old Bike Australasia magazines For Sale. Please contact me if you need any back copies.  Brian Darby on
or on Mobile  0419 976 557
The WORLD of SOLO SPEEDWAY - A Twin Disc PHOTO DVD of over 630 quality photos.
ASRA member price $ 75 + P&P.
Click on each Gallery for photos.

   Trevor Harding - Patron
Grahame Gardiner - President
Colin McKee- Vice President

                                                              2024-2026 Committee                                                  

                                                         Chris Bailey -  Email  christophern.bailey@gmail.com
Assistant Treasurer
Public Officer under the Association
  Incorporation Act 2009.
Mark Loiterton - NSW
                                                           Terry McKenna - Regalia Officer Email  terry_m2@hotmail.com

                                       Tony Webb (Vic.) Email  - tonywebb0491@gmail.com
              Bill Powell - Custodian of Speedway 
                          Memorabilia and  Archives.

ASRA Contact .
Bill Powell
Custodian of Speedway Memorabilia and Archives.
A collection of photos from Ivan's  personal archives. 
Dear Member
It is my great pleasure to announce the very good news that our long time ASRA Member and former President Chum Taylor has finally been inducted into The Speedway Hall of Fame.
Chum, was a Western Australian Solo Speedway Motorcycle trailblazer, known as the Claremont Speedway Master.
Winner of the W.A Solo title five times 1958 to 1970. Crowned Australian Champion in 1966. Served as an Australian Test rider on 28 occasions. Chum also rode for many years in the British League.
Unfortunately, Chum, now aged 97 will not be able to attend the function.
ASRA Patron Trevor Harding and his wife Mary will be attending this event to represent Chum's family and the ASRA.  

The Hall of Fame presentation will take place at the Australian Speedway Awards Gala Dinner on the 1st of June 2024 at the RACV Level 17 Ballroom, in Melbourne.
Congratulations Chum from all the Speedway Community.
Kind Regards
Bill Powell

Chum helps Barry Briggs kit up.
 ( From the Mike Kemp Collection)
The 2024 ASRA AGM was held on Saturday 11th May 2024 at Dolls Point NSW .
All positions were open for nominations.
8 only people were present.
  Grahame Gardiner of Qld. nominated himself for President and it was accepted. The balance of the Executive & Committee for 2024-2026 is
Trevor Harding - Patron - Colin McKee (W.A.) - Vice President - Chris Bailey - Assistant Treasurer & Public Officer - Terry McKenna - Regalia Officer - Bill Powell - Custodian of Speedway Memorabilia & Archives  - Mark Loiterton - Tony Webb (Vic.)

Bill Powell was thanked for his massive input and support of the VSRA/ ASRA over many years 
and Val Wotton was thanked for her input into the ASRA Newsletter. 

Barry & Chum many years later in 2012 at a Re Union Dinner.
Photo - Brian Darby 2012