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Posted: July 5, 2008
Name: Pete
Message: Many good memories smelling the methanol in a brilliant atmosphere so close to the city. Rowley should still be operating today. Id expect the place would be selling out week after week because of its atmosphere and location. Great website.



Posted: July 4, 2008
Name: Monger
Message: check out the harley man wild



Posted: July 1, 2008
Name: Sue
Message: Yes Martin I hate this cold but wont be long.



Posted: July 1, 2008
Name: Martin
Website: the power from port
Message: Yes sure is Sue good to see bikes like John Boulger Phil Crump Kym Amundsen and Lou Sansom etc. Be good to see outfits to. Keep them coming. Hurry up summer for speedway to restart.



Posted: June 28, 2008
Name: Matt
Message: Good speedway history site.



Posted: June 27, 2008
Name: Sue
Message: Great to see more bikes. Johnny Boulger and Phil Crump were two of my fav's. Keep them coming guys.



Posted: June 19, 2008
Name: Simon
Website: Spartan Speedway
Message: Great Aussie speedway site



Posted: June 17, 2008
Name: RowleyPark
Message: Thanks again Peter for your enquiry. I edited the second main picture on our front page. The entrance to the pits was just left of the start / finish line. We hope this may assist you. Good luck.



Posted: June 16, 2008
Name: Peter Godfrey
Message: Thanks for the info re the location, another bit of info that might help me. Where on that pic of the track is the pits. I can get my bearings knowing the location. And I've got a great memory of being about 10 years old going with my Dad to the pits for the first time and meeting Bill Wigzell. He seemed like a gladiator just returned from a great battle, and seeing Suddenly up close was amazing!



Posted: June 15, 2008
Name: Leon
Message: Top site, very imformative about not only Rowley Park but also speedways Australia and World wide in this era. Keep up the great work. Thankyou.



Posted: June 13, 2008
Name: Rowleypark
Message: Peter, thankyou for your comment. On our home page the second track photo shows cars on Torrens Road. On the bottom left you can see some factories. They are actually on Coglin Street and the main entrance for competitors was from Coglin Steet. I hope this gives you a bit better idea of where Rowley Park Speedway was located.



Posted: June 9, 2008
Name: Peter Godfrey
Message: I've just moved into Brompton in the estate that was built on the old Rowley Park track. I've been trying to find a map that shows the position of where the track was in relation to the surronding streets. If anyone can direct me to one would be great!
Would love to be able to pinpoint some of my favourite vantage points from back in the early 70's!



Posted: June 6, 2008
Name: Dave Johnson
Message: Bill Wigzell and Bill Barrows were my favs... great website



Posted: June 6, 2008
Name: Belinda White
Message: Great website fantastic to see about my favourite driver the legendary "Wizard" Bill Wigzell in the most famous race car ever "Suddenly" I am proud to say he is a personal friend and mentor and has been for many generations of racecar fans



Posted: May 26, 2008
Name: Gary
Message: Many good memories. Sad to see its gone. I monkeyed sidecars and had a ball.



Posted: May 26, 2008
Name: Martin
Message: Is Phil Crump in pics advertising Australian dried fruit ?



Posted: May 21, 2008
Name: Sue
Message: great to see bikes on this site. Keep them coming.



Posted: May 20, 2008
Name: Glenn
Message: Great site and I also have been watching over time. Be good to swee more driver profiles and what these guys are up to these days. Keep up the good work.



Posted: May 16, 2008
Name: Roger
Message: Hi I have been watching this site for a while now. However there are a lot of photos of car 6 Phil Hoskin but no driver profile. I can remember that he owned Port Motor Wreckers. Is a driver profile on him in the pipeline? It would be great to know more about the man & his driving history.
Roger



Posted: May 9, 2008
Name: James Dolan
Message: Great memories. Very imformative and interesting. Thankyou



Posted: May 1, 2008
Name: Mike
Message: Great memories of a great speedway



Posted: April 28, 2008
Name: Tiffany Evans
Message: What a wonderful site, great to see names I remember from my childhood and it is also nice to see my father (Bill Evans )remembered, thank you.



Posted: April 26, 2008
Name: Marcus
Message: Ecxelent Speedway site. Keep it up, always interesting.



Posted: April 26, 2008
Name: Steve
Message: One of the best speedway sites on the web



Posted: April 24, 2008
Name: Graham
Message: Good speedway site.



Posted: April 24, 2008
Name: Sue
Message: Hi Martin and everyone. Yes we will be there same spot as usual unless rained out again. Looking forward to it.



Posted: April 23, 2008
Name: Martin
Message: You going saturday Sue to the historics at Murray Bridge?



Posted: April 23, 2008
Name: Sue
Message: We would rather go to Murray Bridge Speedway any day over Speedway City.



Posted: April 23, 2008
Name: Paul Stewart
Message: Not sure about the best speedway track in Australia but sure beats Speedway City. Should have never been moved out in the never never.



Posted: April 23, 2008
Name: Mal
Message: Many great memories of this great speedway, arguably the best ever in Australia in its era. Keep up the good work.



Posted: April 17, 2008
Name: Bones
Message: Great to see this history, I spent every Friday night there for years as crew for a stocker. MISS THIS GREAT TRACK & ATMOSPHERE



Posted: April 12, 2008
Name: Robert West
Message: Good informative and very interesting site about speedway in s.a. early days.



Posted: April 8, 2008
Name: Pete
Message: Thanks Luke



Posted: April 7, 2008
Name: Luke
Message: Ken Bowey never won an australian championships, only Don Bowey



Posted: April 7, 2008
Name: Mark W
Message: great site.



Posted: March 31, 2008
Name: Pete Jonas
Message: I was just reading about the australian formula 500 champions and noticed don bowey there but thought that Ken Bowey had won one as well. Good website. thanks



Posted: March 30, 2008
Name: Boyd Hunter
Message: I just checked out Jeanettes website on the George Tatnell tribute site and it is well worth viewing it. Keep up the good work.



Posted: March 30, 2008
Name: Phil Whylie
Message: Thanks for the great memories of probably the best atmosphere at one of the best speedway's in Australia.



Posted: March 30, 2008
Name: Boyd Hunter
Message: Just browsing. Nice site for south aussie speedway history.



Posted: March 29, 2008
Name: Jeanette Bell
Website: George Tatnell memorial site
Message: Hi and thankyou for putting the link to my site on yours.I really appreciate it and have put the link to your site on mine as well.Great site here you have done a wonderful job of it.Keep up the good work



Posted: March 21, 2008
Name: Alan Stapleton
Message: Solo's 1962/64 Great site Good memories, and Hi to all.



Posted: March 18, 2008
Name: RowleyPark
Message: Thanks for your comments Col. We unfortunately havent come across information on your father as yet and are only about one tenth of the way through the information we have for this web site. If you would like to email us with information, pictures and even a profile on your father we will be more than happy to use them on this web site. Thanks again Col and everyone else that has left comments. Please feel free to send us stories, pics etc. to rowleypark@hotmail.com



Posted: March 18, 2008
Name: Col Chamings
Message: Not mentioned in the history of the track so far are ALL the commentators that came and went trackside, one being my Father JIM CHAMINGS who, if I remember correctly was the commentator up until 1959. JIM CHAMINGS was also a member of the RDA at the time and also called the races at another track in the Adelaide Hills area. Many will remember the work he performed in personally promoting Rowley Park at the time during his 5 year term as the Midnight til dawn and breakfast announcer on Radio 5KA. I will attempt to locate the many photos and parephenalia that he kept of Rowley Park. JIM CHAMINGS passed away about 5 years ago in Adelaide after a carreer in Radio & TV as a news anchorman.



Posted: March 10, 2008
Name: Jim
Message: I have photos of Camden Speedway but are copies . ill send them



Posted: March 8, 2008
Name: Paul Stewart
Message: Many good memories. great track.



Posted: March 8, 2008
Name: Jack
Message: neat



Posted: March 7, 2008
Name: John James
Message: Very good history on both Rowley Park and the various race tracks around South Australia.



Posted: March 5, 2008
Name: Nathan
Website: the power from port
Message: Good site good memories



Posted: March 3, 2008
Name: Marina
Message: Great site.



Posted: March 1, 2008
Name: Gary
Website: thepowerfromport
Message: What a great website. I have many memories of the stock saloons like John Crowhurst and Cary McCarthy. Excelent pics brings it all back Thanks



Posted: February 28, 2008
Name: Wayne Pinnegar
Message: Thanks guys for filling in the blanks on the photos I submitted, youd think I wouldnt forget names like Graham Benneche etc would you, but maybe it was anight I wanted to NOT remember as 20 or 30 yards further and I wrote the EH off after poughing into the Ambulance gate spinning and being cleaned up by Rob Stevens.
Thanks guys



Posted: February 27, 2008
Name: Wendy
Message: Any Johnny Boulger pics ? I notice its more race cars but would like to see some bikes if at all possible. Thanks Wendy



Posted: February 27, 2008
Name: Adrian
Message: Good site and info of my grand dad. Thankyou.



Posted: February 19, 2008
Name: Garth Bailey
Message: Interseting speedway site and great information.



Posted: February 14, 2008
Name: Paul McNair
Message: Great website...What memories....Bill Wigzell matchracing Gene Welch....Suddenly...What a car !



Posted: February 14, 2008
Name: Mark
Website: The Power From Port
Message: Ah great memories from when I was a kid riding the bus after school on a friday night to watch champions like Johhny Boulger in action...



Posted: February 14, 2008
Name: Mark
Message: Well done Steve and Dean



Posted: February 11, 2008
Name: Pete
Message: cool site



Posted: February 10, 2008
Name: Steve Peterson
Website: H.J. Nugen Library
Message: Dear Sir,
Some very imformative information and we have this web site on our books. Thankyou Steve Peterson. H.J. Nugen Library. New London.



Posted: February 10, 2008
Name: Gary M.
Message: Very imformative speedway history site.



Posted: February 5, 2008
Name: Jane
Message: Well done, something new each time we log in.



Posted: February 5, 2008
Name: Shae from Port Lincoln
Message: Thanks Steve for puting up the fixtures on here.
Shae Freeman



Posted: February 5, 2008
Name: Tojo
Message: good history speedway site, keep up the good work



Posted: February 5, 2008
Name: Ian
Message: Excelent web site



Posted: February 2, 2008
Name: Martin
Message: Yes ill be there. see you there I hope



Posted: February 2, 2008
Name: Sue
Message: You going next week Martin ?



Posted: January 31, 2008
Name: Jane Ricter
Message: nice site, brings back so many memories.



Posted: January 28, 2008
Name: Barry
Message: Top site



Posted: January 27, 2008
Name: Sharyn
Message: Nice, informative and entertaining website. It seems that each time we log on something new is there. Keep up the good work.



Posted: January 25, 2008
Name: Peter Williams from Murray Bridge
Message: A very good site going back into the 70s where my mum dad and sister went mainly to Murray Bridge Speedway but also Rowley Park. Keep it rocking



Posted: January 24, 2008
Name: Mark from California
Message: Hi just surfing speedways around the world and came across this one. It sounds like it would have been a great place so close to your city. Take care all.



Posted: January 24, 2008
Name: Martin
Message: ring his neck but channel nine I heard are paying him. whats next



Posted: January 24, 2008
Name: Sue Mason
Message: IT is very sad but the media I think is going over board. Its the same with that Corey and making him a legend at 16.



Posted: January 23, 2008
Name: Martin
Message: Another legend passes away. Heath Ledger. Sad so young



Posted: January 23, 2008
Name: Peter
Message: very interesting



Posted: January 20, 2008
Name: Sue Mason
Message: Your welcome Michael. I was at Speedway City that night Phil Herreen went over the fence. It was a scarey night at Speedway City, Phil was in the car for a long time.



Posted: January 20, 2008
Name: Martin
Message: excelent footage of Phil Herreen, and old photo of Alf Shields.



Posted: January 19, 2008
Name: Michael
Message: Thanks Sue for the photo of Graham Cowland



Posted: January 19, 2008
Name: Sue Mason
Message: Yes Ray Skipper passed away from cancer.
Sue



Posted: January 19, 2008
Name: Martin
Message: Sad to read about Ray Skipper. Any one know what he died from ?



Posted: January 18, 2008
Name: Sue Mason
Message: Hi all,
I found a picture of Graham Cowland that might be of interest. Ill send it to this website and I hope it will be put on here or sent to you. Sue



Posted: January 13, 2008
Name: Michael
Message: Hi, Im looking for photo's etc. on Graham Cowland of Murray Bridge. He drove the number 42 Holden with a super charger or turbo charger. Thanks. Nice site.



Posted: January 9, 2008
Name: Kay
Message: Very nice website and nice to read about some of the drivers.



Posted: January 4, 2008
Name: RowleyPark
Message: Thankyou for your positive comments Wayne and to all the other comments and emails we have recieved.
If anyone has any pictures or stories you would like us to add, we would appreciate hearing from you . You can email us at
rowleypark@hotmail



Posted: December 29, 2007
Name: Wayne Pinnegar
Message: What a top site dedicated mainly to Rowley Park and the sedans.
I raced there in SA 84 EH Holden in the early seventies, and am endeavering to locate some pics here somewhere.
Ian Leyson and I started around the same time, and Ian has his lad in the seat now.
Well done on a great site.



Posted:
Name: wayne
Message: I drove the Bowden Ford pace car for the speedcar feature races with GlenDix hanging on the back of the car, they were great nights.



Posted:
Name: Mark again
Message: A Great story on Bill Wigzell. thankyou.



Posted:
Name: Ron Harrison
Message: A site dedicated to SA speedway and you have a photograph of an interstate track on your lead in page. However it is a great photo of a great Super Modified.



Posted:
Name: Darryl
Message: great historical pics ! would like to see one or two of a great pal of mine, the late eric stack (ross smith ) in his valiant at virginia......remember here comes the judge ! cheers.



Posted:
Name: Mark
Message: Great. Thankyou



Posted:
Name: Rhonda
Message: Hello again, I have found out more about my father-in-law, Harley Dillon. He raced speedcars at Rowley Park and was killed in the Encourage Handicap Race on 25 Feb 1966. He apparently raced solos about 10 years prior to that. He also was the social secretary of the Racing Drivers association at some point. The race he was killed in also had John Nash, Nick Jackemis and Jim Silvy in it (I think he landed upside down on John Nash who wasn't hurt). I'm hoping this helps jog peoples memory. We would like to hear from anyone that knew him, remembers him or has photos or stories from that time period.



Posted:
Name: Robert
Message: nice site!




Posted:
Name: Fred Hardy
Message: I also would like a Commemorative Coin if any are available for sale.



Posted:
Name: RowleyPark
Message: Hi Rhonda,
Thankyou for signing the guestbook and asking this question, however we have absolutely no idea at how many were even made. As far as we are aware they were released in 1979, the final season and that is when I purchased mine.
We will look into it and if we find anymore information we will post it on this site as well as email you.



Posted:
Name: Rhonda
Message: Hi, I would like to know where I can get a Speedway Commemorative Coin for my husband. HIs father raced and was killed at the speedway in the 60's. I'd love to get one for him.



Posted:
Name: J Garner
Message: Very suprised at how many speedway tracks there were in south australia. I learnt a fair bit tonight. Keep the site going.



Posted:
Name: G Kalis
Message: Great work. Nice site.



Posted:
Name: Mark Horner
Message: my mom used to passenger for G Atherton on sidecars back in the late 70s and its great to see a color pic of the old crater , to bring back friday nite speedway memories thank you



Posted:
Name: Thaddaios
Message: Awsome site, Cool, Well done.



Posted:
Name: Hiutopor
Website: http://www.google.com
Message: Hi all!

Very interesting information! Thanks!

G'night



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