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Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages

Scotland - Strathclyde: Mansewood Lions

About the team

Track was in Mansewood Road, Glasgow.

Raced in the Glasgow & District League.

Raced 1955 - 1962.

Club Secretary: John Spiers, 122 Hillside Road, Glasgow S3(1962).

Team Manager: Johnny Spiers.

Individual Honours.

1960 Bert Harkins won the Glasgow Individual Championship.

1960 Bert Harkins won the Mansewood September Trophy.

1960 Bert Harkins won the Glasgow Grand Prix.

1961 Glasgow Individual Champion Johnnie Spiers(Mansewood)13, 2nd Pete Christie(Eastwood)12, 3rd Bert Harkins(Eastwood)12.(Harkins chain broke in his third race, scoring no points)

1961 Bert Harkins won the Mansewood Trophy with 15 points(max), runner up John Spiers 14 points, 3rd Pete Christie 11 points.

Interesting Facts.

In 1960 a test match between Glasgow & Edinburgh was held on the Mansewood Track, this being a very closely fought event, with the Glasgow Team being the eventual winners.

Speedway Riders.

Bert Harkins rode for Edinburgh - Wembley - Wimbledon - Coatbridge - Sheffield - Milton Keynes and Bakersfield Bandits(USA).

Riders

  • .... Baillie
  • Dick Barrie
  • Robin Black
  • Pete Christie
  • Andy Crawford
  • Brian Gilliland
  • Jim "Gus" Guthrie
  • Bert Harkins
  • Lauchlan Kennedy
  • Joe Letts
  • Gordon MacGeachin
  • Archie McCormack
  • .... McGregor
  • .... McQuarrie
  • Alastair Mackie
  • Ian Mackie
  • .... McKnight
  • F. Malloy
  • Doug Maxwell
  • F. Molloy
  • D. Motherwell
  • Jim Smith
  • Johnny "Jasper" Spiers
  • Dougie Wade
  • Gordon Wilkinson
  • Jim Wilson