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President Jimmy Tannock 2004

Jimmy Tannock, born 1931 and bred in Glasgow he first rode on the Scottish Grasstracks along with Doug and Willie Templeton before joining his local team, the Ashfield Giants in 1952.


When Ashfield closed following the death in Australia of their top star rider, Ken LeBreton, The White Ghost, Jimmy joined the Lanarkshire Eagles at Motherwell just outside of Glasgow before Ian Hoskins signed him up in 1960 to ride for the new Edinburgh Monarchs when they returned to Old Meadowbank in Scotland's capital city.


Jimmy was a valuable member of the Edinburgh team, and in the winter of 1966, went off to New Zealand for a racing holiday with Monarchs' skipper, Doug Templeton. Returning to the Monarchs on his return and then with them to Coatbridge in 1968.


Nowadays, living up in the Highlands of Glen Orchy, Jimmy is long retired from the sport but still visits the Scottish tracks at Armadale, Ashfield and Berwick. He is President of the World Speedway Riders’ Association, Scottish Branch who do sterling work for injured riders north of the border and is on the Committee who organise the Scottish Dinner Dance.  He is a frequent and welcome visitor to the main WSRA Dinner every March and is well known for his nickname,...."The Laird of Glen Orchy"!

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