The Association was formed in 1957 by the Late Peter Arnold, (born Alan Baxter) a well known and respecter journalist, broadcaster and announcer. From his original idea there has grown a world wide fraternity of those involved in Speedway. Although the name has changed from Veteran Dirt-Track Riders’ Association, to Veteran Speedway Riders’ Association and recently the World Speedway Riders’ Association.
Below a list of our Presidents, brief profiles and when available, details of their Presidential duties.
We had started from the most recent working back but it is obvious that it becomes more difficult to acquire information the further back you go so having got to the mid 1990’s I am now moving to the very beginning and working from our first President forwards. If you can help - please do.