SP Case.JPG (5768 bytes) CARDIFF DRAGONS

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 racing is known to have taken place in at least 4 separate venues around the City of Cardiff, although the first racing took place at the White City Stadium in Grangetown on 1928. That inaugural meeting took place on 26th December 1928 in front of a crowd in excess of 25 thousand.
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Card52a.JPG (41625 bytes) The team enjoyed periods of open racing between 1928 and 1937, and had one year competing in the Provincial League. Card52b.JPG (17212 bytes)
SP Dallison.JPG (24606 bytes) As is customary, speedway followed greyhound racing, and the first recorded greyhound meeting at the White City Stadium in Cardiff was on 7th April 1928.

 

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Card52c.JPG (41152 bytes) By the early 1950's the team had found a new home at Penarath Road Stadium and held their first meet on 5th April 1951 and were to remain here for just over 2 years, holding their final match on 2nd July 1953. Card52d.JPG (18653 bytes)
SP Key.JPG (26705 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 read more widely we recommend a visit to

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

Complete History of the British League: Speedway

by Peter Oakes  ISBN-10: 0948882077

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Card52e.JPG (43850 bytes) FACT

Throughout their history the team has been known as the Dragons.

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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 Skinners excellent website on Defunct Speedway tracks, with a link given below.
http://www.defunctspeedway.co.uk/Cardiff%20Speedway.htm

If you have rare Cardiff badges or artefacts for sale then email johnslusar@fsmail.net orjocksomerville@gmail.com

1928 1929 1951