New Zealand Hero Ivan Mauger

Ivan Mauger

In the world of speedway, the name Ivan Mauger is legendary.

At Classic Motorcycle Mecca, we’re honoured to be able to showcase a treasure trove of Ivan Mauger’s memorabilia and his 1977 Speedway World Championship winning bike. Speedway fans, you won’t want to miss this.

Ivan Mauger Story
Ivan Mauger

Record holder of six Speedway World Championships

Mauger holds the record for the most Speedway World Championship titles ever (an honour he jointly holds with Sweden’s Tony Rickardsson) with six wins, and has been lauded with dozens of awards recognising his incredible achievements. These include being appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 1976 New Year Honours, promotion to Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 1989 New Year Honours, being an inaugural inductee into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame in 1990, being voted the prestigious Millenium Man of Speedway by the readers of Speedway Star and Vintage Speedway Magazine in December 1999, and being selected to carry the Olympic Torch at the Sydney Games in 2000.

Throughout his career Ivan Mauger rode for several British teams – Wimbledon Dons, Newcastle Diamonds, Belle Vue Aces, Exeter Falcons, and the Hull Vikings. However, he was a true blue Kiwi and a great supporter of the national rugby team, the All Blacks: in fact, he was known for flying the New Zealand flag at his home whenever they played a test match.

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