For many of us, short track stock car racing is made up of memories of great times we had at the track. While more recent decades have seen some fairly active local short tracks, the heyday for this type of racing was during the post Wold War II years, mainly the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Local short track stock car racing from that era was quite different. Those were the glory days, and those are the years that originally inspired this website.
Kilbey Racing first started as a site that consisted of little more than a photo gallery. I had a large number of vintage racing photos posted in the gallery, and that was what made up the site. Kilbey Racing has now evolved into a site that caters to other racing interests such as short track racing news, opinions, and discussions. I have retained the photo gallery for the beloved Eau Gallie Speedway aka Melbourne Speedway, which was located in Eau Gallie, Florida.
Eau Gallie Speedway, also known as Melbourne Speedway, opened in 1957 as “The Spinning Wheel Speedway”. One time owner/promoter Bill Posey “seems to recall a (spinning?) wheel/tire clearing the catch fence on opening night and killing a spectator in the main grandstands”. The Speedway was also known as Brevard Speedway in earlier years. Eau Gallie Speedway closed several years ago. Special thanks to Senator Bill Posey for the photos and captions.
Below is a video I found about Eau Gallie Speedway.
If you like pictures of old cars, check out my other site where I have detailed descriptions and tons of pictures of cool old cars.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All photos posted on this website have been submitted by other individuals or posted with permission. The owner/webmaster assumes no responsibility for the content of the individual photo. All photos are believed to be either in the public domain or submitted with permission of the copyright holder. If you hold the copyright to any photo on this website and wish to contact the webmaster regarding that property, please contact me and ask for the photo to be removed or for credit to be given with the photo.