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A nostalgic look at banger racing and caravan derbys at Foxhall Stadium

PUBLISHED: 15:45 10 October 2016 | UPDATED: 16:05 10 October 2016

Banger and caravan race back in July 1986

Banger and caravan race back in July 1986

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Foxhall Stadium is a haven for the petrolheads in East Anglia. It is currently home to the Ipswich Witches Speedway team and the monthly stock car racing events.

Banger and caravan race back in July 1986Banger and caravan race back in July 1986

Originally built in 1950, Foxhall stadium played host to horse racing on a weekly basis, then in 1966 the track was resurfaced for stock car racing. We’ve gone through the archives and collected a selection of events from the stadium, so take a look at the races, crashes and collisions from across the last 40 years.

A Circus came to visit and set up at the Foxhall stadium in October 1983A Circus came to visit and set up at the Foxhall stadium in October 1983

Our first pictures show bangers and caravan racing back at the Birtish stock car championships in July 1986.

A Circus came to visit and set up at the Foxhall stadium in October 1983A Circus came to visit and set up at the Foxhall stadium in October 1983

And next we see an unusual attraction at Foxhall - a circus set up there in October 1983 to entertain families.

Developments at the Foxhall Stadium in February 1972Developments at the Foxhall Stadium in February 1972

Here we see developments at the Foxhall Stadium in February 1972. Do you remember this upgrade? Were you a regular around this time?

Developments at the Foxhall Stadium in February 1972Developments at the Foxhall Stadium in February 1972

Local lads are seen here working on a stock car at Foxhall in November 1972.

Local lads working on a Stock car in November 1972Local lads working on a Stock car in November 1972

What memories do you have of Foxhall Stadium? Which events have you been to over the years?

Local lads working on a Stock car in November 1972Local lads working on a Stock car in November 1972

Summer 1976 and Foxhall hosted the World Hot Rod Championships and destruction derby.

The World Hot Rod Championships and destruction derby from July 1976The World Hot Rod Championships and destruction derby from July 1976

Do you remember this lively meeting?

Winners at the World hot rod championships and destruction derby from July 1976Winners at the World hot rod championships and destruction derby from July 1976

Here are the winners from that event.

The World Hot Rod Championships and destruction derby from July 1976The World Hot Rod Championships and destruction derby from July 1976

The Birtish stock car championships from July 1966The Birtish stock car championships from July 1966

We are looking back at the history of Ipswich, starting with A for Sir Alf Ramsey - and we are now at F.

The Birtish stock car championships from July 1966The Birtish stock car championships from July 1966

See our archive images of Easter in Ipswich here.

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