Sunday, 2 October 2016
TAPES, BREAKS AND HEARTACHES.
Book recording the Speedway Career of Rider, Dave Morton. You Forget How Good He Was. If things had gone his way. He could have been Close to being World Champion. Start with, its Such a Good Read. Purchased at Sheffield Speedway. Forward by Peter Collins MBE. Great Facts & Photographs of his 16 Year Career. Now in Reading Order. Dave, you were so Cruel to your Chris. In Early Life ! ( Bunk Beds ) !. You Purchase a Iconic Jawa, From Sole Importer, at the Time, Barry Briggs. Humour aplenty, Martin Ashby,s Nether Regions Fire, Chris Pusey,s Nickname " Bert Bush Fire ", !. Your Time in Australia. Pusey on the Wrong End again. This Time with a Spider !. Dave has a Faster Bike. A 4 Valve Westlake, in a Jawa Frame. Injury,s were not Kind to Dave. A Broken Leg was Mended by Speedway Guru, Carlo Biagi. He also Cured My Speedway Hero, Shawn Moran. Shawn then Went on to Win the World Longtrack. Becoming Champion at Marianske Lazne, 1983. In 1986. Went to Pocking for the World Pairs. Home now of Shawn. Went to Cheer the USA. They came Second. Sam Ermolenko & Kelly Moran. Though Highlight of the Meeting. Were the Bronze Medal Team. Antonin Kasper & A Certain Slany Native, Roman Matousek !. End of Meeting did Wheelies All Down the Back Straight !. Hope you Do not Mind. Some of My Memory,s Dave !. Back to the Book in Question. Never Liked Mike Patrick. Just Confirms one of My Sayings. Never Trust Anybody From Oxford !. Dave Morton Loves Music Like Me. Dave,s Hero Earl Scrugg,s. Must have Played the Cambridge Music Festival. I Have Attended Many Times. My Highlights Being, Townes Van Zant, Guy Clark, Oi Va Voi, & Mindy Smith. Dave Suffered a Big Tragedy. With the Loss of His Son. Must admit i got Quite Emotional. At this Part of the Book. Remembered my Speedway Loss,s. Miss Sheffield,s, Bernard. Big Fan, as well as Steeped in Music. Will Never Forget his Remarks. Talking about the Rider John Davis. " I Am a Pirate Now ". In rather a Camp Way !. Plus on Our Peterborough Travels " Lightning " !. Adding Jeff Baker. Cartoonist. Had Some Very Good Times Together. In the Czech Republic. Another Sad Loss. Then there is the Rider Simon Wigg. Saw him win the Grand Prix Challenge, in Praha, 1996. Also Saw Roman at End of the Meeting. Friend of Mine. Mad Mark. Sang the National Anthem. To the Words " God Save Simon Wigg ". He was Drunk through Czech Pivo. Though Simon was to Lose His Life in 2000. Another Devastating Blow. Dave continues his Fine Book. Recalling his Ridden Tracks. Never Went to Crewe. Would have Loved it, by All Accounts. Saw Ellesmere Port, just Before it Closed. Very Cold Night Though. Had So many Great Times. At Hackney. Watching the Master, Barry Thomas ! ( Sorry Dave ). Do not Worry about Jeremy Doncaster, Dave. Gerald Short had a few Brush,s with Him Too !. Read this Excellent Book. Mainly on a Cambridge Visit. Now whenever in Cambridge. The Book will be Remembered. Its a Must Read. For Any Speedway Fan. Will Finish in Saying. A Big Thank You, Dave. To Everything You Did for Sheffield Speedway. You are One of the Greats.