Stock Car Racing
- Stock Car Racing -

Image from a 1971 program, donated by Les Cotton

For 11 years, from 1941 until 1952, the Belle Vue Aces had a woman manager, Alice Hart. When she left Belle Vue, the famous Johnnie Hoskins took over the job. Ever the promoter, Hoskins was responsible for the introduction to Belle Vue of Stock Car racing. The first race was held in June of 1954.

The program is from the collection of Phil Greggan and forwarded to me by Les Cotton


The program is from the collection of Phil Greggan and forwarded to me by Les Cotton

The program is from the collection of Phil Greggan and forwarded to me by Les Cotton

The program is from the collection of Phil Greggan and forwarded to me by Les Cotton

Here, courtesy of Les Cotton, former Longsight resident, friend, collaborator on this site and stock car fan, are some more stock car images.

Image donated by Les Cotton





John Smith first went to watch Stock Cars at Belle Vue in 1959 going on a bus trip with his dad. In later years he drove himself to the races that were held once a month on the occasions that the Aces were competing "away". Below are two images from John's site which is well worth a visit for anyone who is a fan of stock car racing over the years or of Belle Vue.  You can visit John's site by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.




--- Classic Stock Car Photo CD ---

OTHER LINKS

For more information on speedway visit the Official Belle Vue Aces Speedway Web Site

For more information on Stock Car racing visit Les Cotton's:

 

John Smith's Formula 1 Stock Car Racing Site


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