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Entry is open to residents of the EU but please note that the confectionary part of the prize may only be posted to UK addresses. If the winner lives outside the UK, the prize will include only the magazines.

The entrant(s) must be aged 18 or over.

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The Promoter is Speedway Fiction.

In the event of a discrepancy between these standard terms and conditions and the details in the promotional material (or any other terms and conditions provided/referred to at the time of entry), the details of the promotional material (and any other terms and conditions provided/referred to at the time of entry) shall prevail.

ChristmasQuiz2015 THE ANSWERS Please scroll down to see this year’s answers, highlighted in yellow. Congratulations to the winner, Alan Chapman from Wingerworth, Derbyshire You made it to the end. Congratulations! Now click the entry button at the top of the page and submit your answers. Good luck!

Question 1

Today’s Premier League Riders’ Championship is still popular but it lacks the truly big occasion feel of its predecessors, the Division 2 / National League Championships. One difference is major sponsorship. Which French cigarette manufacturer sponsored the New National League Riders’ Championship in 1976?


A Gitanes

B Gauloises

C Boyards

Question 2

Just as there are today, in 1976 there were only two Scottish teams in British speedway, but they weren’t Edinburgh and Glasgow. Who were they?



A Coatbridge and Glasgow

B Edinburgh and Paisley

C Paisley and Coatbridge

Question 3

Which television commentator was also the regular announcer at Reading Speedway in 1976?



A Dickie Davies

B Dave Lanning

C Harry Carpenter

Question 4

The previous year, 1975, Reading’s announcer had been a Radio One disc jockey as well as a keen speedway fan. Who was he?



A Tony Blackburn

B David Hamilton

C Ed Stewart

Question 5

Speedway’s centre of gravity is now firmly positioned in Poland but, until the mid-Seventies, a Pole had never won the World Championship. Who became Poland’s first World Speedway champion in 1973?


A Jerzy Sczczakiel

B Edward Jancarz

C Zenon Plech

Question 6

According to the best available figures, a crowd of 41,800 attended speedway’s biggest event of 2014, the British Grand Prix. In 1973, what was the attendance figure at the World final in Katowice, Poland?


A 1,300

B 13,000

C 130,000

Question 7

In 1975, only two teams in the newly-formed New National League were unbeaten at home. One of them, Birmingham, went on to become League Champions. Which was the other team?


A Berwick

B Crayford

C Bradford

Question 8

In the mid-Seventies, who was the ‘test’ rider for the new British four-valve Weslake engine?



A John Louis

B Peter Collins

C John Davis

Question 9

One of the most popular TV cop shows of the 1970s, produced by Thames Television / Euston Films, recorded an episode at London’s White City speedway stadium. Which show was it?


A New Scotland Yard

B The Sweeney

C Bergerac

Question 10

Which make of machine was ridden by the victor in the 1976 World Championship Final?



A Jawa

B Weslake

C SR4

Question 11

In 1976, a well-known British promoter was banned for a month after striking a referee. Who was he?



A Ian Thomas

B Len Silver

C John Berry

Question 12

Which English rider, who used to delight the fans at Saddlebow Road before the stadium was rather inelegantly renamed, became British Champion in 1976?



A Dave Jessup

B Terry Betts

C Malcolm Simmons

Question 13

In 1974, three European national teams rode test matches in England on Division One tracks. Which were the nations?



A Poland, Denmark, Sweden

B USSR, Denmark, Poland

C Poland, Sweden, USSR

Question 14

1974 was the last year of the old Division One / Division Two before they were replaced by the Gulf Oil British League and the New National League. In that final season, which teams were champions of their respective Divisions?


A Exeter and Birmingham

B Belle Vue and Eastbourne

C Ipswich and Boston

Question 15

Which Seventies star made his speedway debuts in both Division One and Division Two in 1971 and followed up with his first World Final appearance in 1973?



A Doug Wyer

B Peter Collins

C Phil Crump


NOTE: Originally, due to a typing error, the question read 1972 instead of 1973 for the rider’s first World Final appearance. Apologies! For this reason, all  entries which were fully correct apart from Question 15 were placed in the draw for the prize.


Question 16

In June 1978, despite sitting higher in the Gulf British League than its two county rivals, which Yorkshire team had equalled the all-time ‘Division One’ record for away defeats - 50 - but escaped setting a new record by drawing its 51st away match?


A Sheffield

B Hull

C Halifax

Question 17

In 1971, a young Swede rode in his first World Final. It was a landmark event because, in 1958, his father Joel had ridden in a World Final at Wembley, making it the first time in the sport that a father and son had both been World Finalists. Who was the son?


A Bengt Jansson

B Lars Jansson

C Tommy Jansson

Question 18

In the 2015 season, the tiny Elite League could boast only eight teams while the Premier League had just five more. Back in 1976, what was the total number of teams operating in the Gulf British League and the National League?


A 33

B 35

C 37

Question 19

Which popular Swede abruptly retired from British League racing in 1976, leaving Reading Racers with the headache of filling his heat-leader position?



A Bengt Jansson

B Bernt Persson

C Tommy Johansson

Question 20

In 1972, the BBC cameras were at Hackney as two Blue Peter presenters tried their hands at speedway riding under the expert tuition of Len Silver. Who were they?



A Christopher Trace & John Noakes

B John Noakes & Peter Purvis

C Simon Groom & Peter Duncan

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