In 1998 Peter Bell organised a get together to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the staging
of the 1948 Olympic Trophy, a handicapped event run over three nights in August 1948. Among those who attended this reunion
were Jack “Red” Monteith, Bill Ritchie, Howard Shaw, Jack Cunningham and Ranald Miller, all of whom took part
in the original event.
Old photographs, magazines and press cuttings were brought and perused at some length, bringing
back many happy memories. Peter undertook to collate this historic material and to scan it into his computer and send copies
to all who had attended. From little acorns great oaks grow! The reunion became an annual event leading to the formation of
the Glasgow Cycle Speedway History Association and the initial scanning of the old programs has evolved into the full-scale
production of “the history”, a continuing work in progress.
Sadly Peter passed away in February 2003 and the association is now chaired by Joe Letts (Craigton)
who is assisted in his editorial duties by Brian Gilliland (Mansewood and Kingsway) and Doug “Nicky” Nicolson