Sunday, January 30, 2011

Rip Kirby, International Incident, part six

Continuing with Rip Kirby and the International Incident:

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Saturday music, Midget Auto Blues

I remember Pike Green, one of the inspirations for this blog, having the 78.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Vancouver, June 1969, part three

Last of this brief spurt of 1969 racing news.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Vancouver, June 1969, part two

Some more clippings from the online newspaper archive. I changed computers and can't use my scanner at the moment. No "driver" to download. Ah, technology.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Vancouver, June 1969, part one

Some clippings from a week or so in the Vancouver area.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

sad news, Adrian Lavigne

Was informed of the passing of Adrian Lavigne. He was a stock car driver at Digney, Haney and False Creek Speedways from around 1954 to 1960.

Better known in the sports world for his work with a soft ball team.

Monday, January 24, 2011

a week or so in Regina, 1968, part six

Second day of IMCA racing at Regina in 1968. Again Jerry Richert wins. Including the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame page for Richert.

And an ad for a stock car track that doesn't seem to be listed in Allan E. Brown's History of America's Speedways.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Saturday morning sock hop

The Collins Kids do "Hot Rod". Nice Mosrite double-neck guitar.

And the song that inspired Hot Rod Lincoln.

Friday, January 21, 2011

a week or so in Regina, 1968, part five

Finally the sprint cars of the IMCA run. Jerry Richert was the top dog this time through.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

a week or so in Regina, 1968, part four

A story on Stirling Moss' appearance and one of those "win on Sunday, sell on Monday" type ads. This time for Cortina.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

a week or so in Regina, 1968, part three

Stirling Moss arrived in town for a talk. The sports car people had their moment in this Regina week.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

a week or so in Regina, 1968, part two

No results that I could find for the motorcycle races. More build up for the IMCA sprint car races.

Monday, January 17, 2011

a week or so in Regina, 1968

Early September, 1968, in Regina, was quite active and interesting. Here is the first of a few clippings from the online Leader-Post archive courtesy of Google.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

drag racing from the 1970s

The Frizell family put these films up on YouTube. Edmonton, Mission, SIR, circa 1973.

Friday, January 14, 2011

The Rogers family from Regina, part four

As promised, the second part of the racing Rogers family story.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Rogers family from Regina, part three

Longer story about the third generation of racing Rogers from Regina, Bob Rogers. Also includes a look at the family history. Second part scheduled for tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Rogers family from Regina, part two

Louie Rogers raced Model T speedsters for a while. Didn't do well at this Regina race.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Rogers family from Regina

Seems like three generations of Rogers were involved in racing, starting with Billy Rogers. Ford was the family choice, business as well I do believe.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Quesnel drag racing, 1969

This came up on the Canadian Rodder Hot Rod Community Forum. And, as it happens, the Cariboo Observer is online. So some 1969 info.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Emory Collins item from 1962

This google online newspaper archive is taking up a lot of my time.

The "local boy done good" was still making the Regina newspaper in 1962.

The top photo is from a McLaren site. I know I have photos of Emory to scan. I just have to find them....