Ramp and roll - Memories of 1970s banger racing at Foxhall in Days Gone By

Do you watch banger racing at Foxhall in the 70s and 80s? Picture: ARCHANT

Do you watch banger racing at Foxhall in the 70s and 80s? Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Did you watch banger racing at Foxhall Stadium back in the 1970s?

Do you watch banger racing at Foxhall in the 70s and 80s? Picture: ARCHANT

Do you watch banger racing at Foxhall in the 70s and 80s? Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

The Ipswich stadium is known for its rich mix of motorsports action over the years, including bangers.

Do you watch banger racing at Foxhall in the 70s and 80s? Picture: ARCHANT

Do you watch banger racing at Foxhall in the 70s and 80s? Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

These have always been a favourite with the crowds as they smash, bash and spin their way around the track.

Do you watch banger racing at Foxhall in the 70s and 80s? Picture: ARCHANT

Do you watch banger racing at Foxhall in the 70s and 80s? Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Our latest nostalgia photo gallery shows a Ramp and Roll competition from 1979.

Do you watch banger racing at Foxhall in the 70s and 80s? Picture: ARCHANT

Do you watch banger racing at Foxhall in the 70s and 80s? Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Drivers took on a strategically positioned ramp in a competition to roll their old bangers the best.

Do you watch banger racing at Foxhall in the 70s and 80s? Picture: ARCHANT

Do you watch banger racing at Foxhall in the 70s and 80s? Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

MORE: Stock car racing photos from Foxhall in the 1960sCars that participated were stripped of most of their parts, including headlights and most of the interior except for the driving seat and steering wheel.

Do you watch banger racing at Foxhall in the 70s and 80s? Picture: ARCHANT

Do you watch banger racing at Foxhall in the 70s and 80s? Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant


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As these were old cars not being used on the road any more, drivers would normally spray paint ads for their own businesses or other local companies onto the sides of the car to look like sponsorships that professional racing drivers had.

Do you remember banger racing at Foxhall? Email judy.rimmer@archant.co.uk or write to Judy Rimmer, Newsroom, 120 Princes Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1RS.

MORE: Did you ever fly from Ipswich Airport?To order photos, visit archantsuffolk.newsprints.co.uk or call Diane Townsend on 01603 772449.

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