C1960 PROMO PHOTORAY SKIPPERIN RACING CAR ROWLEY PARK SPEEDWAY ADELAIDE SAQ92
We have on offer an origina lC1960 promotional photo of a race at the Rowley Park Speedway, Adelaide, SA. Ray Skipper in his car. Rowley Park was Adelaide’s most popular speedway for many years with its main races being Friday night. For many years it was owned and promoted by Kym Bonython. These photos were taken in what was known as “The Golden Age of Speedway”. The photo has slight corner bruising
RAY SKIPPER rates as one of the most conversial and sought after race drivers in Australia and a true professional. A veteran of speedway at 32, Skip has had 13 years of hectic action in the stock cars, modified sportsmen and the high flying super modifieds.
During his career Ray has probably been suspended or fined more times than any other Australian modified pilot. His latest suspension came during the recent summer season at Rowley Park when he and Peter “Ace” Denton tangled and “Ace” climbed the wall. Skip spent four weeks on the wrong side of the fence and threatened retirement. But once the suspension was over he returned to racing with even greater gusto.
Ray drives the Eddy Wreckers Corvette, owned by Bill O’Brien, and in past seasons has made the facilities of his BP Warradale Service Station available to such visiting drivers as Americans Marshall Sargent and Larry Burton and Sydney’s Dick Briton.
A few years ago Skip executed nine rolls and landed back on his wheels, unhurt but a little bewildered by the experience. He has raced in New South Wales, Western Australia and Victoria, and may be seen in action n Darwin this season. Skip has won the Victorian Championship and placed second and third in the title in later years. However, he has only had one success in the South Australian Championship and has missed out on South Australia No. 1 on several occasions by only a few points.
Width …….14.0 cms