Thursday, December 31, 2015

green flag

(Scroll down to find new entries.... Or click on the labels on the left.) I've dated this for the end of 2008 (now I've moved it up to the end of 2015!). Go here to find out what it is I'm trying to accomplish. My "mission statement". And remember to click on the thumbnails. They get bigger and readable (even for my eyesight).


Marty Kobata said...

Hi, I just wanted to let you know I scanned a Langley article from my 1972 issues of Wheels:

Hope the link works (it's in the 1972 Racing Wheels album).


befastpast said...

Well the link works as a copy and paste on IE, for some reason Firefox chops the url but obviously I can work around it.

Many thanks Marty for doing the work.

Noted on another scan from that year that the byline for a Victoria story was by Laura Pollard. Big racing family over there. Father Earl, son Larry (of NASCAR fame), and daughter Lois. And probably more.

Here's some stuff about Lois:

Derek Ross said...

Just wanted to say Keep up the Great work !

It is appreciated - especially growing up Racing between the Raindrops myself in the Vancouver area

Here's hoping that when December 31st does roll around it will be a great new year !

If we can ever help out at in any way - please let me know

Anonymous said...

Where is Jim Grant these days? The topless Cuda " Funny Car " with the injected 426 Hemi that ran in the B/A class and was a real fast car for many years!
Great site

befastpast said...

Jim's around and about. Saw him last fall at the GVMPS ceremony with his '32. He even laid a smoky patch on his way out after everything was done. Not sure if he's headed to Bonneville again but he's definitely active.

Keith Robinson said...


Thanks for posting up the Prince George auto racing scene.
I presume you are getting your material from the PG Public Library.

Thanks Again

Keith Robinson

befastpast said...

Hi Keith, Some of the information came from going to UBC -- the Citizen is on microfilm there. Now some of that newspaper is online but in a difficult to access format.

Unser Era History said...

I have found a couple articles on here about Jim Dilamarter, have you been able to contact him ? I grew up knowing him...but lost touch many years ago.

Jay Williams

befastpast said...

I've not contacted him. I believe he is still part of Parnelli Jone's endeavours. bfp