"A simple frame. Direct drive. Wide bars. Tiny tank. The fundamentals of a speedway bike have changed as little as the art of the oval itself. Here are nine bikes from nine decades. Can you spot the changes? [gallery link=""
Gallery: The Art of Speedway
We delve into the visual culture of the sport of speedway
Speedway’s history reaches way back to a time when there were no computers, no electronic timings, no million dollar sponsorship deals and no TV coverage. Still, this stripped down sport of working class heroes produced a noble visual culture. From the beautiful graphically rendered programmes that reflected the aesthetics of the age to the gorgeous mechanicity of early speedway machines – here is a gallery of niceness for your delectation.
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