Adelaide entrepreneur and impresario Kym Bonython died today (March 19 2011), aged 90.. A legendary promoter during speedway's heydey, Bonython is best known to speedway fans as the director of Rowley Park Speedway from 1952 to 1973. During that time he was responsible for importing American speedcar ace Bob Tattersall and English world solo champion Peter Craven.
A speedcar and powerboat driver himself, Bonython also had a cultured side. He was a well known author, art collector and gallery owner. A jazz broadcaster from 1937, Bonython also brought to Australia the likes of the Beatles, Chuck Berry and Dizzy Gillespie. RIP Kym.