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Hampden Hawks Cycle Speedway Club History

The Tigers Connections

Life Begins at Forty !!
How the Hawks were "hatched"
Averages and Results
Neil Grant
Riders A - Z
Hawks first league meeting
1969 KO Cup Win
We 're in the news!
Better comebacks than Lazarus!
Battle with Shields
NACSA Forays
Gala Events at Hampden
Hall of Shame - these guys "maxed us" !!
Flying Machines?
Where are we now?
Spokesman Cuttings
The Tigers Connections
Short Stories and Recollections
Hampden Visitors
Photo Album
Happiness is ..........
Tracks and their locations
The Chequered Flag

The return of the Tigers to the White City in 1964 was undoubtedly the event that ultimately led to the formation of the Hawks - only Dick Barrie had previously seen any speedway meetings prior to this date.
While we owe a debt of gratitude to the Tigers, it would be fair to say that it was repaid many times over in the following years.
Many of the Hawks were on the track staff at Hampden, with Ian Welsh and Ronnie Young being "pushers" there - nothing to do with drugs I hasten to add!!
More notewothy was Colin Caffrey who scored over one thousand
points in the Tigers colours throughout the 80s. Dick Barrie was the presenter and program columnist at Hampden, Coatbridge and Blantyre and, along with Neil Grant, was pivotal in the sport coming to Shawfield in 1988. Dick recruited Nicky Nicolson as track announcer during the Blantyre era, which also saw Roy Varty and Tam Baggley in track action, with Tam making a number of appearances in the Tigers team
Yes we certainly contributed to the Tigers over the years!!