PAISLEY Lions speedway team thrilled thousands of fans at Love Street in 1975 and ‘76 riding their 500cc machines – with no brakes.
Sadly the team folded at the end of their second season.
And our feature on the boys brought memories flooding back for scores of our readers who had enjoyed the, all too brief, spell of the sport in the town.
Many of you got in touch to ask if we knew what had become of favourites such as Mike Fullerton and Doc Bridgett, as well as promoter Neil Macfarlane.
And we were happy to oblige.
Our reporter, JEFF HOLMES, was put on the trail of the trio.
He managed to track down Fully to his home in Auckland, New Zealand.
And he found the Doc still involved in the sport, preparing award-winning tracks in Wolverhampton and Edinburgh.
Then he discovered Neil, who was working as a golf instructor in West Sussex!
So today, as the sport enjoys something of a resurgence in popularity thanks to the sensational form shown by Scotland’s number one rider James Grieves, from Elderslie, we take speedway fans on a trip down memory lane.