Saturday, April 30, 2011

Westwood karting, late 1970s

Nice footage. I was a short time "gofer for a go kart". A lot of thrashing.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

1950 IMCA, Saskatoon

Big car racing back in Saskatoon. They came through during the late teens and early twenties as part of the annual exhibition. This seems to have been a stand alone show.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

more 1950s Saskatchewan stock car racing

Down to Regina for a third race report. I'm sure there was more. And hopefully I'll find them, and post them, in the future.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

more 1950 Saskatchewan stock car racing

A race up in Saskatoon in 1950. I like the name Carman Parton is called: "White Rose" Parton. Carman came to the coast and raced at Digney and Langley Speedways. Inducted as a Pioneer into the GVMPS a couple years back.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Saskatchewan stock cars, 1950

I think I was going to do this a few weeks ago. And I can't find that I did it. So here goes with some info on early stock car racing in the prairies.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Westwood, 21 years ago

Some footage of an April 15, 1990 Endurance race at Westwood. Nice looking day for April.

Friday, April 15, 2011

a couple B.C. names in Spokane reports

Bill Hall in a midget trophy dash win and Ernie Loewn (sic?) in a crackerbox race.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

A Calgary driver wins a Spokane title, 1972

Frank Weiss, from Calgary, took the super modified points title.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Spokane/Cranbrook, 1972

The Spokane super stocks went up to Cranbrook, B.C., for a race during the 1972 season. That's interesting.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

and i am even slower than research

A couple Spokane stories about race cars being built. One was the Bob Katke supermodified and the other a Tipke USAC champ car.

Monday, April 11, 2011

research is slow

I get fixated on things and then other things fall by the wayside. But I've been looking at Spokane for 1972. Seems a bit far afield but it has its interests for me. Like the Lilac Cup at the Interstate Fairgrounds. Supermodifieds, etc.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Saturday morning dance

This is a stretch. Gene Vincent performs in Vancouver in 1957. Sort of motorsport. He's interviewed by Red Robinson who supported and still supports motorsport in the area:

And the opening act is Bonnie Guitar, who has been featured previously on this blog for her Midget Auto Blues song.

Friday, April 1, 2011