Set in austerity, post World War Two Britain, Cinderfellas vividly portrays the characters and atmosphere of the first great 1940s entertainment sensation: speedway racing. Millions of war-
Cinderfellas: When Speedway Was Rock ‘N’ Roll
By Dave Lanning
Published in 2013
By Book Guild Publishing
ISBN: 978 1 84624 816 0
Publishers website page here
Once you’ve read the first couple of paragraphs you know what you are going to get.
A rumbustious, racy tale of dramatic faction enveloped by the heady whiff of Castrol R. It takes us all back to the forties (even those who weren’t around at the time) in the style on only one man: Dave Lanning. His Speedway Star column was compulsive reading for so many years, a mixture of the truth and the fanciful.
“Barbecue and exhaust fumes wafted together pungently as Baranga Showground sizzled like the hotest griddle” reads the intro to one chapter. Pure, Lanning at his very best, like every other chapter!