Tuesday, May 31, 2011

some old Regina stuff

Don't think I've posted this before. Labour Day races that featured Louis Rogers.

Monday, May 30, 2011

new video about Mel Anthony, screening debut

This looks great. I've posted a previous clip from YouTube a while ago. Here's the trailer:

Smoke, Sand & Rubber Trailer from greg brotherton on Vimeo.

It appears it is a 30 minute look at Mel with about 50 minutes of extras.

Go here for more info.

A Don Olds extra from the DVD:

Don Olds and his Quest for Indy from greg brotherton on Vimeo.

I think there is a screening of this DVD at the Shoreline Museum, just north of Seattle, May 31st. Wish I could be there.

Tom Sneva Day back in 1977

Came across this online story from the Spokesman Review:

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Pikes Peak film from 1957

Great old footage while I stay on a hillclimb theme.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Knox Mountain Hillclimb 2011

Been out of town, had the internet connection go wonky, and life in general has been in the way. Here's a couple photos taken by "befastphoto" from the Knox Mountain Hillclimb.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Rip Kirby, International Incident, part twenty-one

Now we're racing. And I realized that I was missing a couple strips from the Journal so I headed east to Saskatoon for their funnie page. Versatility is an asset! One of Rip's qualities, no doubt. And I'm just like him!

Monday, May 16, 2011

sad news -- Pete Lovely

Pete Lovely running a Lotus at the Westwood Historics, circa 1989.

Pete back in 1948 with his track roadster at Seattle's Aurora Stadium.

I think this is Pete, sitting, talking with my Dad at one of the Westwood Historics.

I've learned that Pete Lovely, from Seattle, who raced up in this Greater Vancouver area has passed away. Pete raced track roadsters at Digney Speedway in 1948, but is best known for racing sports cars right up to Formula One.

Some more clippings and a youtube piece.

Rip Kirby, International Incident, part nineteen

We're going on a Rip Fest this week.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Rip Kirby, International Incident, part something

Okay, a Rip series, to catch up, and also to correct the last installment. I seem to have not collapsed a couple files of Rip strips together so I was missing a couple dates.

Back to June 29, 1953 and carrying on from there:

Saturday, May 7, 2011

a couple Saturday morning sock hop songs

I think I did Dave Edmunds before. Here's another song by him, a cover of a Graham Parker song, and a song from Billy Bremner, a member of Dave's band Rockpile.

Friday, May 6, 2011

when in doubt, link

Been a few days. Worn out and things. Here's an interesting collection of photos (click on the photo to get to the next one) of Westwood Karting in the early 1960.