Andrew Weltch is a journalist and lifelong motor sports enthusiast, who has been writing about oval track racing for more than 25 years. His books are available direct from the author at the address below:


This fascinating collection of some 230 photographs, programme covers and other images tells the story of oval track motor racing in South West England from 1952 to 2003. Spectacular pictures include Stock Cars, Hot Rods, Bangers, Midgets, Sports Cars and Rebels - as well as many classes long-since disbanded - at Plymouth, Exeter, Newton Abbot, Smeatharpe, St Austell, St Day and St Columb. A nostalgic treat for all oval racing enthusiasts. £11.99 (UK p&p free)


The amazing "boom and bust" (and boom again) story of motorcycle speedway in Wales, from its launch in front of 25,000 fans at Cardiff in 1928 up to the 2002 season. The book covers the early tracks at Cardiff, Pontypridd, Caerphilly and Tredegar, the post-war ventures at Cardiff and Neath, the full story of Newport Wasps, the long tracks at Ammanford and Prestatyn, and the latest venues at Carmarthen, and of course the magnificent Millennium Stadium. Fans of Stock Car racing will be intrigued to learn of oval-racing promoter Trevor Redmond's key role in the Welsh speedway story, and how Stock Cars found themselves involved in a court battle over racing at Prestatyn. £12.99 (p&p free)


An A-Z guide to the world of oval track motor sport, from British Bangers and Stock Cars to America's NASCAR Winston Cup and Indianapolis racing. Published in 1993, the book describes the classes and the top drivers, as well as listing the major championship winners. Foreword by ex-Formula One Grand Prix racer Martin Brundle, who learned his trade on the short ovals of East Anglia. £3.95 (plus £1 UK p&p = £4.95)


The hard-hitting world of pro ice hockey is the focus of this superb photo-history of one of Britain's most successful clubs. The book includes more than 230 photos, cuttings and other images capturing the goals, the body-checks, the celebrations and even the fights, to tell the story of Devils' remarkable success over 15 seasons. £10.99 (p&p free)

Order by post from the author: Cheques payable to Weltch Media, 36 Thornbury Close, Cardiff, CF14 1UT. Overseas orders, please mail me for for rates.