Mildura Weekly : Friday April 4 2014 Vol 8 No 22
www.milduraweekly.com.au 22 Mildura Weekly – 04/04/14 IN THE RIVERLAND THIS WEEK The need for speed RIVERLAND Speedway will emu- late the nostalgia era of Rowley Park car racing tomorrow when it hosts the 2014 National Classic Speedway event. Riverland Speedway Club presi- dent Greg Haynes said the club was running the event in conjunction with the South Australian Classic Speedway Association Inc. “A national organisation for clas- sic and vintage speedway vehicles has been established which provides a forum for restorations, rules, dem- onstrations and a code of conduct for events,” Haynes said. “The national organisation is rec- ognised by Speedway Australia as the controlling body of all classic and vin- tage speedway clubs in Australia. “The South Australian Classic Speedway Association Inc. was found- ed over 20 years ago with the wish to preserve speedway vehicles and their history. “With our classic events we en- deavour to show how vehicles and bikes ran at the time of Rowley Park Speedway, and a little later. “For those that enjoy cars and bikes from the Rowley Park era, then this show is for you. “Anyone that appreciates the nos- talgia of these vehicles, which are me- ticulously restored and looked after, will get something out of the event, whether it is reminiscing of the days of old or just admiring the quality and standard of these well prepared ma- chines.” Greg said the SA classic association decided to move the event to Renmark in 2013 in order to “maintain the his- tory of Rowley Park Speedway as the clay/crusher dust dirt track of the Riv- erland Speedway was preferable sur- face for the classic vehicles rather than a full clay track.” “This event will bring classic ve- hicles from all over the country, not to discount our locals in, Ron Balshaw, Danny Cronin, Barry Sullivan, Ian Neale, Ian Vallis just to mention a few,” he said. There will be a static display in the pits from 4pm, and spirited demon- stration runs from 6pm. The event is fully catered with no BYO alcohol permitted. The cost is $15 for adults, $10 con- cession and children aged under16 free to Riverland Speedway on Sturt Highway, Renmark. It is a fund-raising event for both the Riverland club and the SA classic association, with more information available on the web at www.river- landspeedway.com or the club’s Face- book page. • Meet Riverland speedway driving stalwart Danny Cronin on Page 25. IAN Campbell hadn’t tried his hand at woodwork since leaving school, but when he retired from a life-time career as a plumber, he knew he would need a hobby. He tried woodwork, learning from watching videos on-line. Friends praised his efforts, but he didn’t know whether they were just being kind, so he entered the Millicent Wood Art Tall Timber Competition – and came away with the $500 first prize for a vase he turned on one of his lathes. Ian Campbell lived and worked in Glossop for many years before moving to Berri with his wife Kaye when they retired from their plumbing business. “I needed a hobby,” Ian said, explaining the reason he took up wood art. “The only time I did any wood turning was when I was a school. I have always been fasci- nated with wood turning, but nev- er had the kind of money needed to take it up. “I looked up You-Tube, then on E-Bay, found a second-hand lathe at Waikerie, and bought it. Then I discovered it wasn’t big enough, so I made one myself.” He also made a wood band- saw. “I have always been a fairly practical person,” Ian said. “Once I have seen something, I can usu- ally copy it. I am not an inventor.” Ian finds the internet a great source of ideas. He started out making things for the home – Lazy Susans, salt and pepper shak- ers and vases, has the philsophy that you can’t keep everything, so he offered his craft work for sale at the Barmera markets on long weekends. His wood art is also sold at Crafti-Nest on Murray Av- enue in Renmark. A favourite of Ian’s has been making wooden apples – some- times with a quirky touch, such as putting a worm coming out of a hole that existed in timber before he worked it. He has also made some mas- sive vases – standing almost a me- tre high – although the pieces of timber necessary to make them are a bit harder to come by. One of his more novel cre- ations is a wooden hat – which he made and wore for a fancy dress event. 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