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Old April 15th, 2007, 04:38 AM   #1
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I have decided to start sharing some pics of quad racing and quad racers.
This fist picture is a really unbelievable photo. Its from the 1940's.
Growing up I never understood why anyone would name a Rink a Skate Arena.
One look at this photo and you will understand. Its incredible. This crowd should make any competitive skater very inveous.
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Old April 15th, 2007, 04:44 AM   #2
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This young man is from that same era. I have not been able to find anyone who can tell me who he might be. But none the less its a great pic.
Hey Kathie I figured it out. I got the pics to post.
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Old April 15th, 2007, 05:14 AM   #3
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Thanks Tracy:

That pic of the arena skating I have seen before. Peraps in an early 50's Skate Magazine, which back then was the official monthly magazine of the RSROA. I think where you can it would be good to also include the source of the pic, and any caption they may have had describing the skaters and place the pic was taken at......

I know there are some good photos out there of Harley Davidson and Roland Cioni skating Marathons with good crowd backgrounds like the photo you have shown today. . There are some good speed skating pics in magazines and books from the 20's 30's and 40's I have seen years back.

Thanks for sharing.....

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"Racer", the Splitwood guy!
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Old April 15th, 2007, 11:41 AM   #4
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Hi SkateLogForum Community,

If someone knows how to fast and has the software the signature on the bottom right hand corner might be able to be zoomed in and read.

XL it seem like his last name begins with B and is cut off.

I am guessing that this was his autograph

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Old April 15th, 2007, 08:49 PM   #5
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Default 1946 Speed Skating - Uniforms, Skates, and Masks

From Dick Young: "This is the cover of the May 1946 issue of Skating News. Notice not only the uniforms and skates, but also the pylon. The third skater has a mask on to protect him from breathing the dust from the powder."

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Old April 15th, 2007, 08:55 PM   #6
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From Dick Young: "This is the bottom half of the back of the January 1941 issue of Skating News. It features pictures of old skaters with the question, "How many of these champions do you know?".


Can anybody name any of these skaters?

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Old April 15th, 2007, 10:38 PM   #7
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Well Kathie, looks like I might have started something.
Brikkee says his dad, Mr. Dick Young has and incredible collection.
I was hoping it might inspire him to post some old pictures. These are treasures.
Also you might find interesting. Mr. Young and Mr. Levine are old friends.
Mr. Levine apparently knows everyone that ever put on a pair of speed skates or sold a pair to an aspiring young racer.
Unfortunately Richard(Splitwood) lost all of his racing memobilia in a flood several years ago. I am sure that his collection was truely amazing.
Mr. Young I would really like to take a look at your collection.
Please share more. I have photos from Skate magazines going back to 1971 but very little before that.
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Old April 16th, 2007, 02:11 AM   #8
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Here are a few more pics from back in the day. Sorry but I have no idea who they are. I found them on the internet and there was no information about these skaters.

Maybe Mr. Young or Splitwood will recognize some of these skaters.
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Old April 17th, 2007, 06:23 AM   #9
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Well Kathie, looks like I might have started something.
Brikkee says his dad, Mr. Dick Young has and incredible collection.
I was hoping it might inspire him to post some old pictures. These are treasures.
Also you might find interesting. Mr. Young and Mr. Levine are old friends.
Mr. Levine apparently knows everyone that ever put on a pair of speed skates or sold a pair to an aspiring young racer.
Unfortunately Richard(Splitwood) lost all of his racing memobilia in a flood several years ago. I am sure that his collection was truely amazing.
Mr. Young I would really like to take a look at your collection.
Please share more. I have photos from Skate magazines going back to 1971 but very little before that.
Tracy:

Now you are calling me "Mister" . Now it is bad enough you are young enough to be my son, now I am older than dirt, and you have to rub it in!
Then how come I can't tell you who is who in that pic Kathy is displaying?
According to you I also knew their Dads back when they raced in the late 1800's! LMBO!

My best guess Kathy that in that mix is Fred Martin, Roland Cioni and Harley Davidson. Now you guys tell me who is who with those leads! Dick you knew them all personally correct?

PS Tracy, my collection of skate magazines goes no where as far back as Dicks or Tony's. It started in the mid 50's and went to the late 80's..Dick's collection is true vintage...

Dick when we ran C&L, we would write back and forth to the Publishers of Roller Skating magazines in both England and New Zealand, all those issues were lost in the floods here also. Do you collect those as well??

The British magazine had Rollers on ons side of the centerfold, and Ice on the other, covered both markets!

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Old April 17th, 2007, 01:46 PM   #10
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Hey Richard, I will always personally adress you by your first name. But I just like to show respect to people that do deserve it. In my world guys like you and Dick have all of my respect.
Never ment to make you feel like an old man....even though you were running C&L when I was skating Freshman Boys.
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Old April 17th, 2007, 02:07 PM   #11
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i also think he has japan skating pic from back around that era but i could be wrong sence i was just a little boy then where he was trying to get thoses pic.
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Old April 18th, 2007, 03:42 AM   #12
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Hey Richard, I will always personally adress you by your first name. But I just like to show respect to people that do deserve it. In my world guys like you and Dick have all of my respect.
Never ment to make you feel like an old man....even though you were running C&L when I was skating Freshman Boys.
XL RACER & BRIKKEE:

Ok Tracy, mucho gracias, and a tip of this ole cowboy's hat to you young fellow. Let's you and I address Dick as "SIR or MISTER" because we both respect his age, since he is older than DIRT! Dick when were you born, sometime in the 1800's???

We have to ration his beers, or he will fall down too easy......

Dick thanks for yoru posts on the SS website. They should stir up some sleepers to respond.......

Brikkee, be kind to your Dad, Fathers day is just round the corner you know....by the way, was that Japanese skate magazine in English or Japanese? Never did see one of those.....

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Old April 18th, 2007, 04:01 AM   #13
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A lot of my old stuff went to help start the National Museum, still kept a lot, but lost some when our house burnt. Most of my old stuff survived the fire but some was lost.

Originally had two plus complete collections of skate magazine to the mid ninties. One set is at the museum, the other I have one set plus numerous doubles but not enough for another set. I have all the national programs from somewhere in the 40's (not sure where it starts) to the 90's. I have a lot of the A association magazines, all the rule books from 1938 (yes I have an original rule book - well it's not really a book). Plus I have a lot of things before 1938 and things not associated with the R. But as far as foreign mags go, not sure what I have.

I have been trying to find a way of scanning in the old mags and posting them somewhere in pdf format.
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Old April 18th, 2007, 04:10 AM   #14
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In a photo from the Chicago Skate company ad it ask how many you can name.

Answers (since I thing no one could answer them anyway)
1.Roland Cioni. Held national Championship for several years.
2. Malcom Carey. One of the younges speed skaters to qualify and win in a field of veterans, Holder of many titles.
3. Allie Moore. Ooutstandingspeed skater here and abroard. Held many records.
4. Victor Frash. Amateur Championand endurance skater.
5. Leon Kimm. Outstanding Amateur Champion, and many other titles.
6. Joe Laurey. European Champion and long distance skater.
7. Fred Martin. Endurance skater and holder of many titles.
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Old April 18th, 2007, 04:16 AM   #15
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Dick all you need is some kind of scanner to hook up to your pc or laptop.
I cannot believe that your collection goes back that far. Sounds like I could spend weeks going through old magazines.
I drove from Nashville to Cincy to see Tony Kissing and take a look at all of his magazines and photos. He also has a really nice collection of rink stickers and post cards of some beautiful old rinks from the early years.
If you need any help let me know.
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Old April 18th, 2007, 04:25 AM   #16
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I found this picture of a Joe Laurey tonight. Circa 1935 Is this the same guy?
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I found this picture of a Joe Laurey tonight. Circa 1935 Is this the same guy?
Wow Tracy, check out them racing pants, really "Aerodynamic" huh? Those guys would have sold their next unborn son to have access to a set of Speedo Lycra Tights I bet?? LMBO!

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Old April 19th, 2007, 01:51 AM   #18
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Sorry this picture is so small.

I wish the photo also listed the other two skaters.
Dick do you know who they are?
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Sorry this picture is so small.

I wish the photo also listed the other two skaters.
Dick do you know who they are?
I can answer that for you.

The photo was taken at the end of the 1959 World Congress Roller Skating Championships, held at the King Edwards Barracks Roller Rink, Christchurch, New Zealand, Jan 2-10, 1959, at the end of the events when they awarded overall winners.

That is John Drewry, USA on the top of the platform, 1959 World Congress Champion, 2nd place Ian McPhee of NZ on the left, and Charles Wahlig, USA 3rd place on the right. Others not shown, in 4th place Bob Leone NZ, 5th place E. Epsie, NZ and in 6th place Richard Edwards, USA.

Prior years RSROA US National Sr Mens Speed Champions:

1958: Richard Edwards
1957: Charles Wahlig
1956: Earl Wilmot
1955: Earl Wilmot

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Old April 19th, 2007, 04:58 AM   #20
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Hi XL, RG, RichardL(Splitwoods)

XL, Keep posting this stuff.
I don't really want to comment since I only want to watch, yet I at least once, wanted to tell you how much I appreciated your work posting these photos.

I love the way that picture taken of Laurey(spelling?). He has a powerful push that seem obvious and a strong jaw.

Yours in Skating, MA/NY Dave
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