Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Tom Sneva from 1975. He got under Eldon Rasmussen of Edmonton and then Sneva ended up hard into the wall. Sir Jackie Stewart accesses no blame to either driver. Seems like a proper call from the video evidence. Tom was on the pole three times at Indy in his career and went on to win the Indy 500 in 1983. The "Gas Man".
Friday, November 27, 2009
Another clip about 2008 GVMPS Pioneer Ted Havens. I see the name Fred Herzog at the bottom of the story finishing third in a race. Same Herzog that is the photographer? He took photos of motorcycle scrambles at the north end of the 2nd Narrows Bridge.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
More photos of Allen. These are midget shots from the Pacific northwest, mainly Aurora Stadium Speedway north of Seattle. Allen also raced at Langford Speedway, Con Jones Speedway and Cloverdale fairgrounds. The flagger is Glen Shaw with the Gilmore Lion checkered flag.
The midget was a Kurtis, owned by Tom Carstens, also known for his power boat and sports car exploits.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Been going through computer files and see I've got some leftovers from previous posts. So, to begin with, Allen Heath. A legend. The top photo connects with Pike Green's story about Allen getting "some air" at Portland back in 1947. Below is an old business card for a shop Allen had in southern California. Allen won races down there from the 1940s to the 1960s in both midgets and sprint cars.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Back at this post there is a comment about motorcycle racing in Chilliwack from Rod Hudson. His father, Vic, was an oldtime Westwood racer, as well as all the things described at the aforementioned link.
Here's a Chilliwack Progress story on Vic Hudson from 1973.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
I've been looking at my Victoria stuff. Langford Speedway. So a few posts of that track. It operated from 1936 to 1941 and again from 1946 to 1950.
Don Olds did very well at Langford in 1948. He won five main events and set, and reset, the track record down to 17.50 seconds. He also won a couple main events in the midgets at Digney Speedway that year.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
I don't know much about it. Allan Brown's History of America's Speedways says it ran from "c.1956 to c.1960". The ad I have comes from 1960.
This link is for what is thought to be some 1960 colour photos from Bayview. If not, they are still really cool to look at.