Arthur Payne (speedway rider)

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Arthur Payne
Personal information
Nationality  Australia
Date of birth (1923-08-28) 28 August 1923 (age 91)
Place of birth    Sydney, New South Wales
Current club information
Career status Retired
Career history
Tamworth Hounds
Birmingham Brummies
Individual honours
Team honours
Anniversary Cup (Div 2) winner
National Trophy (Div 2) winner

Arthur Payne (born 28 August 1923 in Sydney, New South Wales)[1] was an Australian international speedway rider who finished fifth in the 1952 Speedway World Championship final.[2]


Payne arrived in the UK in 1947 and signed up with the Tamworth Hounds in the National League Division Three. After scoring almost three hundred points for the Hounds, he was transferred to the Birmingham Brummies for £500, a record fee for a third division rider at that time.

Payne struck up an excellent partnership with Brummies captain Stan Dell[1] and the Brummies were promoted from National League Division Two at then end of the 1948 season. In 1949, with the Brummies in National League Division One, Payne had ridden in all three divisions within the first three years of his career.

It was with the Brummies his career flourished, reaching the World Final three times in four years, finishing fifth in his second appearance.

World final appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b Buck, B (2007) Brummies Legends, Pendragon Books. ISBN 0-9541671-2-0
  2. ^ a b Bamford, R. & Shailes, G. (2002). A History of the World Speedway Championship. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-2402-5