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Thread: Brandon/Coventry Speedway, Coventry, Feb 2018

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    Default Brandon/Coventry Speedway, Coventry, Feb 2018


    Very strange explore for me this was, seeing as not 7/8 years ago i was sat in the stand here watching the Stock cars and wandering round the pits!



    It's been around forever, initially starting in 1928 as just a dirt ring with a couple of shacks, it's now a small capacity stadium. Holding everything from the Speedway championships, to the F1/2 Stock car championships. It closed it's doors for the last time in early 2017, and is currently under plans for redevelopment. There has been a massive back lash and protests towards it being demolished, which is still going on as we speak. Sadly, i think it's a bit too far gone to be saved now...









    Very very dated, my Dad remembers it being dated as hell when he used to come here back in the late 70's and early 80's....







    Interior is in a bad way now too. My friend came here about 4 months ago, it was in much better shape then!

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    It's a shame it came to this really, had it been managed and cared about properly it'd probably still be going.







    Also a selection of old static caravans dumped down the side, still full of stuff! DO NOT however open the fridge. I almost passed out.



    What is it with ancient porn and abandoned places?



    Overall, decent explore, could easily of spent longer there as i only explored one building!

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    Shame to see it this way but nice to see it again. Thanks Deak.

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    Looks like its been a target for the vandals. Still could be used for enthusiasts or clubs.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    What was on that memory stick then? Don't tell us you haven't looked!

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    Nice, what was in the fridge then?
    No one ever wins. No one finally loses, except the dead. Under the sun they rot together with absolute biological equality.

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    With this AND wimbledon gone, there will be no hot rod or stock car racing left!

    Has anyone done Wimbledon yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Electric View Post
    Shame to see it this way but nice to see it again. Thanks Deak.
    Yeah sucks don't it! It'l only get worse too with how easy it is ti access.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Jorgan View Post
    Looks like its been a target for the vandals. Still could be used for enthusiasts or clubs.
    Yeah everything has been smashed up a there was a fair bit i din't get chance t picture. fair bit of fly tipping also.

    Quote Originally Posted by old git View Post
    What was on that memory stick then? Don't tell us you haven't looked!
    Hahaha, it's a gym tracker, so it'l of just been rammed full of gym statistics ;)

    Quote Originally Posted by degenerate View Post
    Nice, what was in the fridge then?
    I didn't have it open long enough to study as the smell knocked me out, but a collection of very out of date foods

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    Quote Originally Posted by B7TMW View Post
    With this AND wimbledon gone, there will be no hot rod or stock car racing left!

    Has anyone done Wimbledon yet?
    They have on "The other" site. Take a look, although they are all external. There are plenty of internals on one of the stock car forums. Ill let you know when/if I remember it! Westworld raceway is on HERE, too.

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