New Zealand Speedway Hall of Fame. Back to Home page.
Many thanks to Reece and Marcel Facoory for help with this page.
The Bruce Drinkrow Memorial Speedway Hall of Fame was formed as an Incorporated Society of New Zealand in 2003. It has a Constitution and consists of 15 Executive members. The driving force behind it has been Reece Facoory, who after a two year effort to set up rules and constitution finally made it all happen. The main sponsor for the hall is the Drinkrow family of Auckland.
The purpose of the NZ Hall of Fame is to recognise people, whether they be competitors, officials, race car owners, club stalwarts, people who may have won World Championships, to people who have given their life time of service to our sport at club level.
Each year nominations are sought from Clubs and Individuals from all over New Zealand (anyone can make a nomination)
From the 15 Executive members, five members each year are selected to be the judging panel. The five judges do not know who the other Judges on the panel are, thus preventing block voting.
The nominees are judged on these
—Achievement in the Sport — Length of service / continued involvement in the sport
—Contribution to better the Sport —Actions as an ambassador to the Sport
See 'photo cards' below for details on each person. (Those deceased marked thus )
Ronnie Moore OBE Speedway World Champion 1954, 59. NZ Champion 1956, 62, 68, 69.
Ivan Mauger OBE MBE Speedway World Champion 1968,69,70,72,77,79. NZ Champion 1974, 81.
Jake Pulman -Competitor / life time Speedway NZ official.
Ken Mullins -Competitor Car owner / Auckland club life member.
Barry Butterworth (1939-1993) NZ Midget Champion 1964, 66
Bill Mudgway— Life time official, announcer at Western Springs on and off from 1951 to 1988.
Frank "Satan" Brewer (1906-2001) NZ Champion 1940, 41, 47 World Champion 1949, 50, 54
Bryce Subritzky NZ Champion / NZ Test rider / mentor to young riders. He rode for Long Eaton in UK in 1964.
Roly Crowther 1945,46,52 NZ Midget Champion / Outstanding achievements.
Ross Goonan (1923-1965) NZ Midget Champion 1950, 54, 55, 56, 62, 63./ Outstanding achievement
Johnny Hoskins (1924-1987 ) MBE to speedway / introduced motor-bike speedway to England in 1928, NZ to Australia to England, known as
the “Father of English Speedway”
Clive "Dusty" Rhodes T Q Champion 1966, 67, Founding member Kihikihi & Hawkes Bay Speedway
Wally Kilmister (1908-1973) NZ Solo Champion 1936, First professional rider in NZ, Rode for Wembley 1931 to 39.
Ian Fullerton (1919- ) 25 years service to Speedway. ACU, FIM, Speedway Control Board.
Ian Holden NZ Midget Champion 1953, 57, 59, 60, 61, 67
John Missen “Father” of TQ’s in NZ. New Zealand Champion 1955, 62, 71
Further members of Hall of Fame from 2009 onwards can be found here
Above, Roly Crowther was the third inductee in 2008 but we
have the "card" for him.