Taranaki Historic Speedway Association Inc. --
  New Zealand
Saving the past -- for the future.     Saving the past -- for the future.

         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

About / Contact our club
Speedway history in NZ
New Zealand Speedways (current and past)
Local Taranaki Speedways 
 Midgets 50's and 60's 
Club members vehicles

NZ Speedway Champions 
 About the webmaster  
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NZ Speedway Hall of Fame ( page 1 )NZ Speedway Hall of fame ( Page 2 )NZ Speedway Hall of Fame ( page 3)
Speedway web links
Speedway Museum,  Auckland   Speedway books n' DVD's                               
Waiwakaiho Speedway first season   Waiwakaiho Speedway 2nd Season  
Where did speedway start ??       Bits 'N' Pieces    
Rider and driver personalities

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      Frank Brewer             
Our club is supported by the following advertisers in Pit Notes, our newsletter --  Eurobike Wholesale,  USA Specialty Products,  Pipeline WAM,  Pace Engineering.  Also General & Marine Contracting and Westown Lotto.  WE THANK THEM ALL.    

This paintng of "Satan" Brewer
is by Gordon McIsaac of Auckland

  Photo below 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 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 MB
E.  Ivan passed away in April 2018 and Ian in September 2021.

Ivan n Ian

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 the webmaster Max Rutherford