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This site seeks to record a brief history of New Zealand speedways and competitors, past and present, particularly in our home province of Taranaki, starting with Waiwakaiho Speedway (1950--1969). Speedway in NZ started in the late 1920's and prior to1965 ran solo motorbikes, midgets, sidecars and TQ's. (Three quarter midgets) Other classes like stock, sprint and saloon cars came later. Early speedways that have since closed are listed here, NZ Speedways along with currently operating speedways. Histories are being recorded as we are able to research the information. Some current NZ speedways are also listed on our links page. If you can help with NZ speedway history please contact the webmaster via this link
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Please note this site is subject to copyright © laws and use of any info or graphics without the webmasters permission is not allowed. Every effort has been made to trace copyright holders of photo's or text used. The webmaster would appreciate hearing from any copyright holder not acknowledged. If any visitor can contribute to this site in any way or help correct any discrepancy, please follow this link. to Max Rutherford
is Ian Hoskins at right,
our first Honorary member, with Ivan Mauger, at the World Long Track final run
here in New Plymouth in November 2003.
Ian is the son of the legendary Johnnie Hoskins who had a major influence on the start of speedway in Australia and the rest of the world. Follow this link to read Ian's comments about the start of speedway. Johnnie was born here in Taranaki and Ian has now returned to live here. Ivan, from Christchurch, New Zealand,
was winner of 9 World Championships on short and long tracks and among other awards was granted an OBE and an MBE.