WELCOME TO The OFFICIAL WEBSITE of
The AUSTRALIAN SPEEDWAY RIDERS ASSOCIATION Inc.
Patron - Mr.Trevor Harding
Visitors to this site since 8-5-02
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. From those humble beginnings the association has grown to have a membership of around 350 in 2023. 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.
President for 2022 -2024 - Phil Crump - Qld.
Vice President for 2022 - 2024 - Colin McKee Secretary / Treasurer for 2022 -2024
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
or Mob. 0419976557.
This page was last updated: March 14, 2023
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.
Would you like to let us know that you have visited our site or of your Speedway history ?
To leave a message on the ASRA site - click on
Sign In and leave your message and details or to view the existing messages click on
All the 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.
2022 - 2024 ASRA Committee
Graham Gardiner - QLD
Mark Loiterton - Cootamundra NSW
Terry McKenna - Regalia Officer
Tony Webb - QLD
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
Contacts for the ASRA are as follows
Bill Powell - Secretary / Treasurer
50 Tuffy Avenue
Phone: (02) 9583 2706
ASRA Newsletter Editors - Bill Powell & Val Wotton
The unofficial website for Newcastle Speedway - UK.
To keep this historic Speedway Association moving into the future it is important for us to have new members
join us - you can do that now by clicking onto the APPLICATION FORM heading below which brings up a PDF for you to download by printing - fill it out and send with cheque or money order to the address on the bottom of the form. It's a great Australian Association and having enthusiastic members keeps our history alive - please join us !
Click here to print Membership Application Form.
Allan Whitfield Roper -aka-Allan Blackburne - a true Aussie Speedway legend.
Click here for Allan's history.
A new 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.
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
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 $ 25 Au + $ 3 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 ASRA publishes a high quality glossy coloured magazine. Each issue contains approximately 30 pages and is published in January, April and September. It includes articles relating to various eras of motorcycle speedway, plus reports of current events and classic machine restoration projects, historical speedway articles, along with many other news items of interest.
Current January 2023 Issue 55
has 28 pages.
Some of our past Aussie Solo stars.
FOR MY RANGE OF TOP VIDEO & PHOTO DVDS CLICK ON THIS HEADING
Solo Speedway Classics - over 200 classic Solo photos from the 1920s to the 2010s. $ 40 + P&P - one for the Solo purist.
Some of our past Sidecar Stars
Australian Test Team 1950 - Sydney Showground
L to R : Aub Lawson - Keith Rryan - Graham Warren- Bill Melluish- Cec Weatherby ( Manager ) - Noel Watson
Allan Quinn- Ken Le Breton.
Invitation to display your bikes and memorabilia at a Motoring Heritage Day on May 21st. for details go to Events Page.
It is with deep regret and sadness that I advise of the passing of ASRA Member and dear friend,
Kevin passed away peacefully on Sunday, 12th March 2023 at Bupa Care, Kirrawee, NSW, aged 75 years, following a long illness of pain and suffering.
Only a man of Kevin’s strength and courage could endure such a battle.
Kevin was a long-standing Member of the VSRA/ASRA, becoming a member in 1995. A former Sydney solo rider in the late sixties, having competed at the Sydney Showground and Kembla Grange. He and his loving partner, Patricia, were regular attendees at our annual Reunion Dinners
Kevin always passionately displayed with pride his beautifully restored JAP Dirtrax solo and in later years his JAP ”Raetrax”. To the delight of those attending the dinners, he used to start the unmuffled machine, unleashing that mighty engine roar and fill the atmosphere with the unmistakable smell of Castrol R.
D Kevin was always willing to help out with various Club activities and will be remembered as a very intelligent, vibrant, passionate individual who was full of positive energy to share with all. He was always willing to impart his mechanical knowledge and expertise to others.
RIP Kevin – forever in our hearts.
Australian Speedway Riders' Association.
A comprehensive tribute to Kevin will also be published in
the April issue of the ASRA Newsletter.
Kevin's Funeral Service will be held at
Olsens Farewells - Sutherland on Friday 17th March 2023 at 2 pm.