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Aycliffe Stadium

What was my local track and where it all started for me.
Bill Roberts Bill Roberts The local professional photographer who sold me a number of black and white images

Bill Roberts

The local professional photographer who sold me a number of black and white images
The John Lund Selection The John Lund Selection Joint 2nd in the all time final winners at Aycliffe including the last ever F1 meeting on 5th...

The John Lund Selection

Joint 2nd in the all time final winners at Aycliffe including the last ever F1 meeting on 5th November 1989.
AYS 65
AYS 65
From before joining the Board of Control :: My brother's Jaguar powered F1 AYS65.
Colin Casserley

Colin Casserley

Stevenage's Colin Casserley 176 with John Stirk 65

Russell Joblin
Russell Joblin
Long distance traveller from New Zealand Russell Joblin
Doug Cronshaw 396

Doug Cronshaw 396

Doug Cronshaw 396 lining up behind Colin Casserley 176 to leave the track

3 Local Heroes

3 Local Heroes

Kelloe's Gerald Taylor 250 Sunderland's Bert Shipman 297 Darlington's Arthur Gibson 141 With Bolton's Mike Holt hiding at the back

George Ansell 375

George Ansell 375

George Ansell 375 from Knebworth, Hertfordshire on the outside of Geoff Buck 204 Ashton-under-Lyne who's in the former Doug Cronshaw car.

Ray Tyldesley 85
Ray Tyldesley 85
Blackburn's Ray Tyldesley 85 the 1989 world champion.
Stuart Smith 391
Stuart Smith 391
The Maestro and Smiler.
John Hillam 229
John Hillam 229
John Hillam 229 from Cleckheaton with Tony Neal 100.
Aycliffe Pits Bend
Aycliffe Pits Bend
Tony Neal on his side
Aycliffe Pits Bend
Aycliffe Pits Bend
Pits bend schmozzle leading to Tony Neal falling over.
Aycliffe Pits Bend

Aycliffe Pits Bend

Rush hour, first bend, first lap featuring Pat Byrne 310, Arthur Gibson 141, Bill Dunn 215, Bert Shipman 297 and Don Buddin 25.

Aycliffe Pits Bend

Aycliffe Pits Bend

A busy pits bend with Frank Horner 162, Bert Shipman 297 and Tony Neal 100.

Aycliffe Pits Bend

Aycliffe Pits Bend

Stu Smith 391 takes the inside line to pass Tony Neal 100

Mick Noden 306
Mick Noden 306
Rugby's Mick Noden 306 - Final winner.
John Hillam 229

John Hillam 229

Yorkshire star drivers John Hillam 229 and Wille Harrison 2

Mick Noden 306
Mick Noden 306
Rugby's Mick Noden 306 - Heat winner.
Doug Cronshaw 396
Doug Cronshaw 396
1971 World Champion Rochdale's Doug Cronshaw 396
George Ansell 375
George Ansell 375
King of Tar George Ansell 375 takes a heat win.
George Ansell 375
George Ansell 375
George Ansell 375 from Knebworth, Hertfordshire on the outside of Brian Wignall 102.
Gerald Taylor 250
Gerald Taylor 250 takes the North Eastern Drivers Championship in 1972. The weekend before becoming the British Champion at Long Eaton the following Saturday.
Fred Bailey 357
Fred Bailey 357 from Droylesden, Lancashire

Bryan Thorn 373

Bryan "Thug" Thorn travelling companion of Gordon Smith both from Halifax.

Russ Bates 225

Russ Bates in the car nicknamed Flower Power.

Willie Harrison 2

Rotherham's Willie Harrison 2 a veteran from 1954 and world champion in 1982

Willie Harrison 2

Rotherham's Willie Harrison 2 a veteran from 1954 and world champion in 1982

Frankie Wainman Snr 212
Silsden's Frankie "Smiler" Wainman, the 1979 world champion.

AYS 66

From before joining the Board of Control :: My Brother in laws F2 AYS 66

Norman Close 200

"Cousin Norman" Close 200 being passed by Rotherham's Rod Falding 36.

AYS 9
From before joining the Board of Control :: F2 My sister's car AYS 9. And I think AYS 27 was John Rigg
Wille Harrison 2
Rotherham's Willie Harrison 2 a veteran from 1954 and world champion in 1982

Alan Wright 4

Sheffield's Alan Wright 4 and Wakefield's Dave Wadsworth 319.

Gerald Taylor 250

Kelloe's Gerald Taylor 250 with another north eastern stalwart John Toulson 286.

Rien Rutjens H15
Netherland's Rien Rutjens H15 a rare overseas visitor to Aycliffe with Andy Stott 160 a regular at the north eastern track
Brian Powles 154
Cotgrove's Brian Powles 154

Tony Bell 235

Yorkshire duo Tony Bell 235 and Willie Harrison 2

Willie Harrison 2

Rotherham's Willie Harrison 2 a veteran from 1954 and world champion in 1982

Trevor Todd 138
Trevor Todd 138 from Haswell Durham
Richard Ainsworth 354
From the far north west Richard Ainsworth 354 the Ulverston, Cumbria driver and Kirkby Stephen's "Travelling Sam" Ostle 351.
Bert Finnikin 55
Leek's Bert Finnikin 55, the 1990 world champion

Allan Barker 179

Allan Barker from Mirfield in the controversial Action USA Supercar accompanied by John Lund 53.

Frankie Wainman Snr 212

Silsden's Frankie "Smiler" Wainman, the 1979 world champion.

Colin Townson 58

Lancashire's Colin Townson 58 with John Toulson 286.

Tony Brown 363
Otley's Tony Brown 363 next to 294 John Dowson
Gerald Taylor 250
Kelloe's Gerald Taylor 250 tests the famous Aycliffe fence posts, with a bit of help.

Andy Stott 160

A trio of west Yorkshire drivers Andy Stott 160, Martin Farrar 147 and John Hillam 229.

Keith Riley 323
Lancashire's Keith Riley 323

Paul Broatch 456

A rare Formula 1 outing for local F2 driver Paul Broatch 456 from Leeming Bar,. Richard Ainsworth 354 is on the inside.

Pete Falding 33

Rotherham's 4 time world champion Peter Falding 33

Pete Falding 33
Rotherham's 4 time world champion Peter Falding 33