Friday, 19 August 2016

Sporting programmes Part 3: Ice Hockey, Speedway and Auto 66 Club

Humberside Seahawks & Hull Stingrays 
programmes [Ref L.796.962(5)]
Founded in 1988 the Humberside Seahawks went through several name changes, and were known as Humberside Hawks (1993-1996), Kingston Hawks (1996-1999), and Hull Thunder (1999-2003), before becoming Hull Stingrays. 

Financial pressure forced the club in to liquidation in 2015. Our holdings cover the Humberside Seahawks era (1988-1995). 

Unfortunately, there are no programmes from the days of Kingston Hawks and Hull Thunder, and just a handful of programmes are available for the Hull Stingrays for 2010. 

Hull Vikings speedway programme [Ref L DSHV]
Hull Vikings are said to have been the most successful sporting team to come out of the city in terms of awards, winning the Premier League treble, Knockout Cup and Play-off Shield in 2004. Originally starting as the Hull Angels in 1947, they became known as the Vikings from 1970. 

We hold one programme from Hull Speedway in 1949, with the rest covering 1970-1981 and 1995-2001.  

Auto Club 66 programmes from the grass track 
and Elvington in 1970 [Ref L.796.75(5)]
Surprisingly, we came across Auto Club 66 programmes covering 1970-81. The club was formed by a group of enthusiasts in 1966 (hence the name) and in 1968 the club ran its first grass track. In 1970 the club gained use of Elvington Airfield, near York and later Carnaby Raceway at Bridlington. 

Today the club is based in Scarborough and consists of motorcycle race meetings at Scarborough’s Oliver’s Mount and Cadwell Park circuit, Lincolnshire. 

Our holdings of speedway programmes can be searched using the online catalogue at L DSHV] with the library card catalogue listing holdings for Ice-Hockey at L.796.962(5), and Auto 66 Club at L.796.75(5). If you have any programmes you no longer want, please consider us.

If you missed the previous parts of this three part series - see Part 1 - Rugby and Part 2 - Football.

Neil Chadwick
Reader Assistant

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