Tuesday, June 29, 2010

a couple photos from a recent vintage race

Ralph Monhay forwarded these onto me from a recent vintage oval race at Ephrata, WA. Lots of cars with a beautiful backdrop. Ralph's car is second row, fourth from the right.

Monday, June 28, 2010

sad news, Reg Midgley

Learned of the passing of Reg Midgley, Victoria race promoter, amongst other things. Link here to a Victoria Times-Colonist story:

"Love of auto racing spanned 55 years."

Reg was involved in the early days of CAMRA. Here's a short news item he did for Racing Wheels back in 1969.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Saturday video

Betty Boop's Ker-Choo from 1932:

Saturday, June 19, 2010

1968 sprint cars, and even more yet

From in interweb, Eugene, Oregon's Universal Speedway (formerly Eugene Speedway and soon to become New Eugene Speedway) had a two day sprint car show on the 3/8ths mile paved oval. Both days were won by California's Bob Hogle. Not sure if he was in the famous Tamale Wagon or got a ride in a northwest car.

Friday, June 18, 2010

1968 sprint cars, more

A nice 1968 profile of Steve Meyers' (Myers?) Edmonds sprint car from Northwest Rod, another of those almost forgotten racing newspapers that covered northwest racing.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

1968 sprint cars

I'm embarrassed to say I don't have a passport so I won't be heading south to Skagit Speedway's Dirt Cup. Oh well, my slowness to enter the bureaucratic morass is to blame.

Here's some older pavement sprint car action from 1968.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

when in doubt, link (yet again)

Another from the Modern Mechanix blog, "New Racing Cars do Four Miles a Minute." Author of the story, Ray Kuns was famous back in the day for his informative publications on racing. Here's another link concerning Kuns. And a couple photos from that link:

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

when in doubt, link (again)

Another story scanned onto the pages of the Modern Mechanix blog, this 1959 story suggesting quite strongly that "auto racing must be outlawed!"

Monday, June 14, 2010

when in doubt, link

Here's an old 1931 racing article from the Modern Mechanix blog about "Playing the World's Most Dangerous Game", dirt track racing.

More information on Robert M. Roof can be found here.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sunday funnies: Thrill Drivers, part ten

A return, after a failure to keep up. King would never let his fans down:

Saturday, June 12, 2010

sights and sounds, Mel Anthony

Mel Anthony, back in the Spokane area. Click this link and there is a download of Mel's recent run in a midget he and his son, Dennis, campaign with the Golden Wheels group.

The clipping below is from the Spokesman Review back in 1954.