Tilbury Go-Kart Track

Banger racing

By Cliff Cowin

I used to run the banger racing with Colin Graves. Colin used to have the car sales in Jack Rourke's yard in Dock Road.

The race meetings were run for charity and we had a number of events in Tilbury and Dunton.

One meeting was on the Go-Kart track, but the bangers damaged the surface of the track, so subsequent meetings were on the grass behind the club house. The ground was so boggy when it was wet that we had to give up at Tilbury.

Photo:I am in the rear car and the car in front 'Just Dennis' is Dennis Ridges (Ridges hairdressers in Dock Road)

I am in the rear car and the car in front 'Just Dennis' is Dennis Ridges (Ridges hairdressers in Dock Road)

Cliff Cowin

Photo:My car number was 101. so that it read the same when I was upside down.

My car number was 101. so that it read the same when I was upside down.

Cliff Cowin

This page was added by Cliff Cowin on 24/10/2013.
Comments about this page

I love these photos and the car number reading upside down as the same number!

By Annie O'Brien
On 24/10/2013

Denis has got that photo in his barber shop ! I went to Tilbury to watch banger racing with my next door neighbour Peter Hammond - it was my entry into the sport which i followed on at Arena Essex. These photo's bring back great memories !

By Steve Kimmings
On 25/10/2013

i have lots of photos of the track & racing as my mum & dad were track champions

By tony marshall
On 07/09/2016

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