COVENTRY legend Kelvin Tatum has revealed how his time at Brandon were the best days of his UK career.
And he’s joined the long line of people backing the campaign to bring the sport back to the iconic venue after it was sold for planned housing development – which remains unresolved following fierce criticism.
“We won two league titles there and it was such a professional club,” said Tatum. “I also won two British titles there and they were great meetings.
“There were crowds which must have been 10,000 on a baking hot Sunday afternoon and the battles I had with riders like Simon Wigg were remarkable.
“I made lifelong friends riding for Coventry and I really want to see the club return to action. Perhaps the developers underestimated the strength of feeling and the history of the great club.”
Tatum has launched sales of his autobiography which is due out on December 1 in time for the Christmas market.
‘Tales from the Top Drawer’ is the title in line with one of his legendary commentary phrases and is being produced in Aldridge, near Walsall.
He said: “I discuss my rivalry with Simon Wigg, my time at British clubs, my son Oliver who is autistic, meeting the queen to receive my MBE, my World Longtrack titles, stories from my TV career, life on the road and lots more.
“Hours and hours have been spent on it so far and my thanks to Speedway Star’s Richard Clark for proof-reading.
“‘Tales from the Top Drawer’ will also include a forward from Greg Hancock, which I’m chuffed about.”
Copies can be ordered from curtis-sport.com or 01922 715083 and the first 500 orders will receive a signed copy.