Friday, December 31, 2010

Canadian motorcycle winner, Billy Mathews

Billy Mathews did well at the Daytona 200, on the beach. He was originally from Hamilton, ON, but ended up in Vancouver for a while.

Oh, and Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Some CAMRA stuff, part four

I need to get back to this newspaper. They covered racing well back in 1969.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Some CAMRA stuff, part three

There seemed to be about three big races in Salt Lake City during the hey day of the CAMRA circuit: Intermountain, Copper Classic and Race-O-Rama.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Some CAMRA stuff, part two

More information pulled from the Google newspaper archive.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Saturday morning flick

This is ambitious. A long movie. But it is Xmas morning so you might have nothing to do.

When you pick yourself up off the floor from laughing give the show a look. The Fast and the Furious. I see names like Roger Corman and Chet Baker associated with it. Corman was the king of the drive-in flicks in the 1960s. And Chet Baker is a legend in the jazz world.

And the sports car theme goes well with the Rip Kirby sports car comic strip story.

See? It's Christmas!

Have a merry one.

(And forgive the possible ad leading into the movie.)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sunday funnies, a return!

Been a while. And it took the internet to help find me a long story to get interested in.

Rip Kirby. One of those strips I didn't pay attention to back when I was a kid. Not enough action I suppose.

More about Rip and original artist Alex Raymond here. Not sure if he did the work on this story or just had his name attached to it.

Anyway, I see it's called "International Incident".

So "leave us begin", as one of those cartoon characters might say:

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Saturday morning cartoon, Mighty Mouse

This brings back some misspent Saturday mornings. A friend and I cheered for the cats. Of course, the stories were always "rigged" for the mice.

Don't remember this "Hot Rod" story. Corny but familiar. (I'm not giving anything away when I tell you the mice come out okay. Again!)

Friday, December 17, 2010

internet archives, motorcycle stuff

A couple clippings from Alberta concerning the exploits of the motorcycling world. Vancouver's Trev Deeley is mentioned in the Montana race report. Eugene Thiessen raced a Chilliwack, BC, a number of times. And he won there as well.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

internet archives, another batch

Some information on the Model T races held in Alberta. They started during the Second World War and lasted until about 1951.

Saskatchewan also held them. One race had a four page spread the day before the Labour Day race.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

internet archives

Some newspapers are getting their microfilm digitized. Guaranteed this is a good thing. Not perfect yet but not having to cross town for some of these is great.

A couple from the Regina Morning Post (or Leader-Post, depending on era). I wouldn't mind trying an "Old Bohemian Style Lager" right now.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

IMCA, Regina, 1933

I thought I did this one but can't find it listed. So, here is the 1933 IMCA stuff from Regina.

Monday, December 13, 2010

IMCA, Medicine Hat, 1921

I wondered about this question for a while:

I see I have some tentative information on a race at Medicine Hat, AB, but nothing solid. Would like to find out more. Anyone? June 29, 1921, Medicine Hat, AB --not sure if this race was run

Found the answer recently.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sunday cartoon

I know, I'm slow, I'm late, it's Christmas, I got no excuses.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

old Brock Yates story on sprint cars, part two

Finishing the 1965 Brock Yates look at sprint cars.

Monday, December 6, 2010

old Brock Yates story on sprint cars, part one

Brock Yates has lots of opinions on lots of racing things. This story was from January, 1965.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sunday cartoon

It's December! Already!