Friday, April 30, 2010

a look at 1970, part ten

Into the heat of the summer racing season of 1970.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

a look at 1970, part nine

June 1970 ends. Obviously I'm just jumping ahead and to get an even better idea I'd have to string the other dailies (and weeklies) together. Even then....

And, speaking of jumping, Evel Knievel made an appearance in town.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

a look at 1970, part eight

Continuing in 1970, another mixed bag of events:

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

a look at 1970, part seven

Moving onto June, 1970. Not sure about this one. Where it went or anything.

Monday, April 26, 2010

a look at 1970, part six

May of 1970 continues. The big race at Westwood.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010

sprint car legends

From the late 1950s and early 1960s: Foyt, Larson, Sachs and others. The first big crash is Bob Sweikert's fatal. The crash where the driver walks away is Cotton Farmer.

Northwest star Shorty Templeman appears at 00:34 and 3:46 of the footage.

Friday, April 23, 2010

a look at 1970, part five

1970 continues, with the big jump to the May long weekend. Lots of things happening. Thank goodness the strike ended so some coverage was there.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

a look at 1970, part four

Colin Chapman expresses some views about racing.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

a look at 1970, part three

Yet more from 1970. A real mixed bag of motorsport news with Colin Chapman due to open the British car show, the hydroplane schedule and the Thunderbird Rally.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

a look at 1970, part two

More from 1970:

Mostly international news with a little tagged on bit of local stuff. Pretty much normal. Steve Baker, a soon to be world motorcycle champion, racing up here.

Monday, April 19, 2010

a look at 1970

In spite of there being a couple months missing from the Sun due to a strike I'll put up some highlights from the year 1970. To begin with an ad to sell snowmobiles. "Win on Sunday, sell on Monday".

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sunday funnies, Thrill Driver part three

More of King and the mystery of the thrill drivers:

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Skagit Speedway, back in the day

One of those "back in the day" videos. Skagit from late 1950s, early 1960s.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Eugene, Oregon -- Oregon International Raceway

In looking at the Eugene Register-Guard I've come across a sports car track. Here's a clipping from opening day.

(This was the post I was working on when my connection to the internet went out last weekend. Easter weekend. Rose from the dead four days later. Nothing biblical here, just irritating. So now I catch up and, again, try to get into the rhythm.)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Sunday funnies, Thrill Driver part two

More of the thrilling "Thrill Drivers" episode. (You knew I'd have to use that thrilling thrill thing up before this ended. Better sooner than later. And maybe I'll use it again.):

Thursday, April 1, 2010

CAMRA, Eugene, Oregon, part two

Billy Foster again showing his dominance on the CAMRA circuit. He would shortly move on to USAC champ car racing.