Bruce Penhall wall art sticker speedway rider CHiPs
Bruce Penhall speedway rider of USA & Cradley Heath. Extra large wall art sticker.
Size: 1170mm (w) x 1740mm (h)
Available in matt black.
Supplied with a free plastic applicator tool and full fitting instructions.
Original product by LoveWallArt © 2013
High quality decal-cut vinyl wall art sticker.
Designed and manufactured in the UK using quality, branded materials.
Can be applied to any clean, smooth surface.
Bruce Lee Penhall (born May 10, 1957 in Balboa, California, U.S.) is a retired American motorcycle speedway racer who also starred in television and in film. He was the World Speedway Champion in 1981 and 1982 and rode for the successful Cradley Heath Heathens speedway team in the United Kingdom. He retired from speedway racing the night he won his second World Championship in 1982 in front of his home crowd at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Bruce first rode Speedway when he was 16 at Irwindale Raceway on the American west-coast. From novice status, he quickly established himself in the US National Championships, twice finishing in the top three positions. In 1976 he toured Israel and in 1977 Australia and New Zealand, before being lured to Cradley Heath Heathens in 1978.
In his relatively short career Bruce Penhall appeared in 7 World Finals in all speedway competitions including the riding for the United States in the World Pairs Championship and the World Team Cup. He would win 4 World Championships in total, adding the 1981 World Pairs and 1982 World Team Cup to his individual titles.
Penhall was well known for his role as Cadet/Officer Bruce Nelson in the final season of the NBC television series CHiPs. Bruce Penhall’s debut in CHiPs came in the season 6 episode “Speedway Fever”, which mainly concentrated on his character Nelson winning the 1982 World Final at the LA Coliseum. Scenes were shot in the pits in between races and actual footage of the final was shown in the episode.
In 1999, Penhall was inducted into the A.M.A. Motorcycle Hall of Fame. In 2008, Bruce took over as joint promoter, along with Jeffrey Immediato, of speedway racing events at ‘The Grand at Industry Hills’ race track in City of Industry, California.