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The 2006 Classic Speedway meeting was held on Saturday Night, 21st October 2006 and included several highlights.

They were:

A tribute to Kym Bonython
The opening of the Junior Speedway track inside the Gillman track
A demonstration ride by Ivan Mauger at 67 years of age
Best Turned out Car & Crew sponsored by "Burns for Blinds"
The tribute to Kym Bonython was a presentation of a trophy which was presented to him by Glen Dix for Kym's services to Speedway in South Australia.

There were some "Special Guests" that were invited for the occasion and they were:

Ivan Mauger, OBE MBE - 6 times World Individual Speedway Champion, 3 times World Individual Long Track Champion, New Zealand ports Hall of Fame Inductee & Voted as the Greatest Speedway Rider of the 20th Century.
Nigel Boocock - Captain of the British Speedway Test Team, Captain of the Coventry Bees Team and from 1959 to 1976 rode 748 matches averaging 9.37 points per match out of a possible 12 for the Bees.
Bill Wigzell - 3 times Australian Super Modified Champion, 2 times South Australian Super Modified Champion, 3 times Australian Sprintcar Champion plus numerous other titles.
John Boulger - 2 times Australian Solo Champion, numerous South Australian Solo Champion and other titles.

Special Guests being introduced.

L - R: Kym Bonython, Bill Wigzell, John Boulger & Nigel Boocock.

Glen Dix speaking about Kym Bonython during his presentation.

Kym Bonython with his trophy and responding.

In an effort to promote Solo Speedway racing in South Australia, the Speedway Riders Association have built a Junior Track inside of their track.

The track was officially opened by Kym Bonython and then a display was given by 4 Junior riders.

Kym Bonython cutting the ribbon to open the track.

Juniors lined up for their demonstration with John Boulger (L) & Nigel Boocock (R) as starting Marshalls.

The juniors in action.

Due to the tribute to Kym Bonython and their involvement with each other in the early 1960's, Ivan could not refuse the invitation to attend the meeting. As a result of his attendance he gave a demonstration ride on Aaron Summers bike. At 67 years old, it could be seen that he had not lost his "touch" in riding a solo speedway bike.

Ivan & Aaron in the pits.

At Rowley Park, the first event for the Three Quarter Speedcars (TQ's) was the Best Turned out Car & Crew sponsored by "Burns for Blinds". The first event for the TQ's at Gillman was again conducted with the winner being Ash Kindred - NSW 13.

Cars & Crews lined up for judging.

Two replica cars that were raced by Jeff Holding - L - R: E77 & E8.

Winner Ash Kindred (Left) with Ron Burns.

Ash with his car NSW 13.

Below is a selection of some photos of the demonstration drives that took place at the Classic Meeting:

Bike riders briefing prior to the start of the meeting.

Solos leaving the start line.

Sidecars lined up ready to start an event.

TQ's in action.

Gillman Speedway Classic Meeting Information & Results


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