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Skid-o motorcycle card game by Pepys, 1951

Skid-o motorcycle card game by Pepys, published in 1951. This was a “Double Feature” game based on speedway with track and riders included. Players compete to finish the course or to obstruct their opponents.

Skid-o motorcycle card game by Pepys, 1951 Skid-o motorcycle card game by Pepys, 1951

Above: Skid-o motorcycle card game by Pepys, 1951. The set consists of the Speedway, 6 Motor Bikes with coloured wooden stands, and a pack of 50 cards divided into Speed cards and Control cards. From the collection of Rex Pitts.


Speedway was very popular around this time. The stars were household names maybe because the sport was regularly on TV. The 1954 5th edition of Speed had Speedway riders on the Double number cards which were all well known riders.

cards from the 5th edition of Speed, 1954

Above: Speedway riders on the double number cards from the 5th edition of Speed, 1954.

Last Updated September 29, 2018 at 02:18pm

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