CHILDREN’s author Edwin Dale was a frequent contributor to the Champion stable of annuals and comics.
Many of his stories featured speedway racing as their subject and his titles included:
Bronco Dawson the Cowboy Speed King
From Bush to Speedway
Cyclone Zip the Aussie Speedster
The Flying Speedster
Mad to be a Speed Star
The Rebel Speed Star
Riders for the Phantom Speedster
Speedsters of the Dirt Track
The Speedway Circus Star
The Speedway Rough Riders
Stars of the Speedway
Stunters of the Speedway
THE St Luke’s School Cap meant more than a gold trophy to Tony Digby.
And it was on the speedway that Tony fought for the honour of wearing it…
Tony tore open the envelope. As he read its contents his expression changed…
Tiger burst in on the tense little scene. “Sorry if I’m butting in on a pow-
It was a great race and he was thrilling to every moment of it. Then… he caught sight of a grim figure standing on the terracing in front of the stands…
Out of the bend they came in a whirl of flying dust and cinders! Down the finishing straight with Tony creeping nearer and nearer. There was scarcely an inch between them as they roared towards the post…
EDWIN DALE was one of the pseudonyms used by the prolific children’s writer Edward Reginald Home-
Many stories concerned subjects other than speedway racing but, according to comics and magazine historian Steve Holland, Home-
It must have been good advice because the young reader was none other than Bluey Wilkinson!