Tony Eadon

Biography...

Full name: Charles Anthony Eadon
Birthdate: 30th July 1932
Birthplace:
Coventry, Warwickshire, UK

 

 

 


Statistics...

Career Record with Cradley

Year Mat Rid Poi Bon Total Aver
1960
23
65
53
7
60
3.69
1961
34
122
122
24
138
4.52

[Taken from the Cradley Speedway Riders Database includes all matches]
(photo courtesy of Speedway Star)

 

  Provincial League KO Cup winners medal 1961 (Cradley)




Profile...
Younger of the two brothers Tony started just after Eric at Brafield in 1955 in the Southern Area League before joining the team without a track Southern Rovers who took over from Brafield in 1956 with brother Eric. He made ten appearances for the Rovers and one for Coventry when the National Trophy demanded bigger teams.
He joined the Heathens at the same time as Eric but never really hit then heady heights of his brother despite staying longer.  His best score in 1960 was on 6th June against Aldershot with 5+1 bonus from 4 rides. then in 1961 his best scores at home against Wolves on 5th August with 11 points and again 11 points at Bradford on 2nd October.
 
He didn't sign for Cradley in 1962 but he will probably be remembered more for The BBC TV Pairs Trophy in February which he won despite not scoring a point in either the semi-final or Final! He was of course partnered with Ivor Brown.
In fact in Tony lost his place following a run-off with George Bewley and Alan Totney for the last place in the Heathens side he went to Leicester in 1962 for 6 matches then he had 11 matches for Long Eaton in 1963 before retiring from speedway after one match for Swindon in 1965.
He remained closely involved with Speedway and Grasstrack racing throughout his life, and had been working with tuner Peter Johns preparing engines for a number of riders. Even though just into his seventies, he was still rebuilding and supplying engines all over the world. Son Trevor has been prominent for some years on the grasstrack scene.

Update..

We are extremely sad to report the tragic death of former Heathen Tony Eadon, who was killed in a car accident near his Stratford home on Thursday 5th December 2002
Tony, aged 70, rode for Cradley during the 'comeback years' of 1960 and 61 when Dudley Wood was re-opened for racing. He leaves behind his wife Heather, sons Trevor and Phillip, and daughter Janet, as well as five grandchildren.

The funeral was held on Friday 13th December 2002 at St.Lawrence Church, Napton near Stratford, and the family asked that any donations should be sent to GRASA (Grasstrack Riders and Support Association).

  Tony Eadon Portrait


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