Levin and Lakeside
Congrats on another brilliant issue and the Levin article by Bill Eales. I lived in Levin for 20 years and served on the Levin Motor Racing Club committee and was rapt to see Bill’s well documented and written article; special thanks to him. Over the past 20 years I have been creating a database consolidating results via programmes, newspaper cuttings and any source that is available and have done NZ from 1905 to 1995 at present. I am doing Australia, mainly National championships but my pet area is Lakeside as I live 1.5km from there and like Levin was closed. I was keen to see Lakeside reopen but share the disappointment of the current political situation over noise levels and hope and pray it isn’t the end of this icon, which would be very sad to see after all the effort to resurrect the track. I have a database started for Australia which includes Lakeside. I got a lot of motorcycle data off Ian Milton. I have a website: www.cabbagetreecornermedia.com on Google and Facebook which has a lot of Levin pics, history etc and when I saw your article I did a post showing the cover of OBA. A lot was written about car racing but motorcycling not much and Bill’s article covers it well. John Climo Brisbane, Qld.