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Photo thanks to 'Down Memory Lane With Noel O'Connor'. Driver Bob Wente takes the chequered flag at Rowley Park Speedway. And is that a young Glen Dix

More Memories of the “Pughole”

Following my column in the Advertiser ‘Boomer’ magazine recently on Rowley Park Speedway, Advertiser photographer Barry O’Brien wrote in to the paper with his own memories of “those adrenalin-pumping nights at the dirt track”. Barry started photographing Rowley Park, also known as “the pughole”,  for the newspaper in 1958 and attended the track on regular […]

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The action was non-stop and a thrill a minute for the 'pie-eaters'

Friday Night is Speedway Night at Rowley Park

Remember “Friday night is speedway night in Adelaide!”? And the cartoon “Almost everybody goes to Rowley Park on Friday nights” which showed everyone from a grandmother to ambulance drivers and a jockey all making their way into the speedway. Ah yes, the golden era of speedway with Kym Bonython and his company Speedway Pty Ltd. In its […]

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