The Oxford Cheetahs
were a British Speedway
team based in Oxford
. From 1972 to 1975 they were known as Oxford Rebels
, which was the name the team took to White City in 1976 as White City Rebels
. The new Oxford team, in the National League, took back the name of Cheetahs. Until 30 May , they rode in the National League in 1976 and operated a junior side known as the which competed in the .
From 2003 to 2005 they were known as Oxford Silver Machine
before reverting once more to Oxford Cheetahs in 2006.
In a statement issued by the British Speedway Promoters Association
on the 31st May 2007, their owner Colin Horton closed the club as a result of only 400–500 regular supporters attending home fixtures, and losing several thousand pounds
In June 2007 businessman Allen Trump invested in the club (also sponsoring the club via LCD Publishing) to secure the lease on the track and the Cheetahs completed the 2007 season in the Conference League
, replacing the Lions.
After the 2007 season, owner Allen Trump planned to bring the Cheetahs back into the Premier League for 2008. However, Trump was unable to secure a deal with landlords, the Greyhound Racing Association (GRA) to continue speedway racing at the Cowley stadium and handed the promotion back to the... Read More