hall of fame---------------eddie 'flash' barker


Eddie 'Flash' Barker was born on Septemer 10th, 1915, his full name was Edward Victor Barker, but changed it a few times during his life in adaption to his career choices.

Eddie was born in Canada and ventured across the pond to the UK, and he rode speedway for West Ham in 1938 and 1939 and also on loan to Crystal Palace in 1939. He was a member of West Ham's second team "The Hawks" in 1938, then as a second-half rider at Custom House in early 1939, followed by his appearances for Crystal Palace scoring a grand total of three points!

He was signed towards the end of May at Crystal Palace, and they had their last match on 1st July. His two matches were English Trophy matches away at Norwich and then home to Hackney.

Eddie was a wrestler, before turning to speedway and in 1946 and 1947, he returned to the UK as a wrestler. During his wrestling career he used the following alias: Blondie Gordon, Ed Barker, Eddie Barker, Flash Barker.

His wrestling career info can be found HERE

Eddie sadly passed away on January 7th, 2007 at the age of 92 years.




canadian speedway history

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