Post by thebaldeagle1932 on May 3, 2009 21:36:29 GMT 1
Should the 1936 world championship won by Cordy Milne (USA) be taken seriously. Not IMO as it consisted only of three cars in a race. I suspect it was hurridly staged at Hackney to get in before the first ever world motorcycle championship which was set for a few weeks later at Wembley. I think Cordy Milne, who was a speedway rider with Hackney, was also a starter in the speedway world championship. He didn't get a double as an Australian Les Van Praag was the winner.
I guess you're right about NOT recognising this championship as providing a real world champion. For all that, it must have been raced under some federation's rules and that surely gives it some credibility. Cordy Milne of the USA was a real nice guy from what I understand, although of course he was not a regular midget car driver but an international world class speedway rider.
Post by administrator on Apr 13, 2018 21:45:14 GMT 1
I see no reason why Cordy Milne's 1936 world championship success should not be recognised. TBH I have lost track of how many midget car world championsops there are/have been over the years. Perhaps the only one now being staged is that organised by Grand Prix Midgets? Several years ago there was debate on a world championship involving drivers from Australia, New Zealand and the USA but so far as I am able to check that came to nothing.