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“King of the Weir” is a new book by author Guy Ellicott following the success of “The Little Circuit that Could”, a history of car racing at the Hume Weir circuit near Albury.

“King of the Weir” documents motorcycle racing in the Albury Wodonga region which has a rich history dating back to the 1920’s when speedway was king. Speedway gave way to scrambles, and then tarmac racing on aerodromes, army bases and circuits. The Hume Weir circuit held the “King of the Weir” race for ten years attracting such riders as Ron Toombs, Greg Hansford, Murray and Jeff Sayle, and Kenny Blake. Overseas champions Jim Redman, Tom Phillis, Geoff Duke, Bill Lomas and Dickie Dale came to do battle with the locals in the 50’s and 60’s.  The author had brought together a colourful scrapbook of information, photos and programmes covering many meetings. The book is a must for any motorcycle racing fan.

The price of the book is $40 including  postage and GST and can be ordered through the author at sharkbite@idx.com.au.