SP Dallison.JPG (24606 bytes) GLASGOW TIGERS

This site is not an official website for the track shown here and is neither approved or endorsed by the speedway team.

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Speedway has taken place throughout the City of Glasgow in at least 11 different venues, with separate meetings taking place at 3 venues in 1928. The first recorded meeting took place at Nelson Athletics Ground on 9th April of that year on a dirt track and was witnessed by a crowd in excess of 2000.   A second meeting, just down the road at Celtic Park, took place on 28th April with nearly 4000 people present. Less than one month later a further meeting took place at the Carntyne Geyhound Stadium to, once again, show the strong links between the two sports.

View an early programme

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GL1937.JPG (18413 bytes) The team has been Knockout Cup winners in both 1993 and 1994 and were also League Champions in those same seasons. GL1964.JPG (21594 bytes)
SP Chitty.JPG (21859 bytes) Greyhound racing first took place at Shawfield on 14th November 1932. It has been the home of the Scottish Derby, run each August over 500 metres, since 1972. Another of its principal races is the St Mungo Cup which was first competed for at the track in 1975 having previously been run at the other Glasgow greyhound track of Carntyne.

View an early Liam Devlin trade card of BRUCE SEMMENS

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GL1970.JPG (16073 bytes) During its long history the team has been known, at various times, as the Lions, the Tigers, the Giants and the Monarchs. GL1972.JPG (21354 bytes)
SP Case.JPG (5768 bytes) This section gives a comprehensive picture of the badges produced for the team throughout the ages, but only provides the briefest of glimpses of its history. For those wishing to undertake further research we can recommend a visit to www.glasgowspeedway.co.uk

and for those wishing to read more widely we recommend a visit to

http://astore.amazon.co.uk/wwwgreyhoundd-21   especially

Speedway in Scotland (Paperback) ISBN-10: 0752422294

by Jim Henry & Ian Moultray

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GL1978.JPG (23120 bytes) To view a complete collection of badges choose the relevant link below:

1930-89       1990-2000

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More detailed information is available from "Homes of British Speedway' by Robert Bamford & John Jarvis

A further great source of information is provided on John Skinner's excellent website on Defunct Speedway tracks, with a link given below.
http://www.defunctspeedway.co.uk/

If you have rare Glasgow Tigers badges and artefacts for sale then email johnslusar@fsmail.net orjocksomerville@gmail.com

1928 1929 1930
1931 1939 1940
1945 1946 1946
 
1947 1956