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Auckland speedway meeting, around 1930

Auckland speedway meeting, around 1930

An assortment of midget racing cars and stripped-down vintage vehicles line up for a race at Henning's Speedway in Māngere, Auckland, the district's first speedway track. Motor-racing entrepreneur George Henning bought a harbourside farm and reclaimed a tidal basin to create this very dusty 1.25-mile (2-kilometre) circuit. It hosted races from 1923 to 1934, when speedway racing moved to Onehunga.

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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
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Jim Webber, 'Motor sport - Speedway and drag racing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/39959/auckland-speedway-meeting-around-1930 (accessed 20 September 2020)

Story by Jim Webber, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Apr 2016