Spedeworth Banger Racing - The Early Years - Photos & Cine Film
Managed to save the cine film to Video before all the equipment was
dissposed of a few years ago. Then I realised this was really just the
start off point for Spedeworth Banger racing on a regular format so put
together this explanation.
Sorry for any quality loss but it has been converted from cine to video
then to DVD and then onto youtube and of course its 40 years old in most
Like to think its worth saving as archive material at least.
I took all the photos & cine film except for some my dad took as I was out
there driving as # 562 (1974, 75 & 76 )
Apologies to any Spedeworth fans who dont like Bangers.
Sadly whilst compiling this I heard the news that Les Eaton had died in
Without him there would be no Spedeworth, but thats another story
"George" Tribute to the Rhodesian Armoured Car Regiment
This video is a tribute to the brave men that served in the Rhodesian
Armoured Car Regiment during the Bush War. They were nicknamed "The Black
Devils" by their enemy.
The song "George" sung by John Edmond is about the Ferret armoured car used
by the regiment.
George can take a track
With Troopies on his back
Carrying the packs and ammo
Doesn't look so mush
When he rumbles through the bush
Even seen him climb a Gomo.
Takin' us along
Watchin' over you and I
Home is far,
But the wheels on the tar
Are a lullaby
Buddy, you know how it feels
Listen to George
And his singing wheels
Just the other day, I heard somebody say
George is a mighty old Ferret
I think he's gonna find he'll have to change his mind
When there's fire coming out of the turret.
Ambush in the trees makes me shaky at the knees
Ever been revved in a Landie?
Gives me peace of mind when George is in the line
His fire-power's mighty handy!
Regiment Roll of Honour:
25 October 1975 CPL T. J. Kee
2 September 1979 L CPL Idensohn
1 February 1980 TPR Frank Maposa