Friday, September 30, 2011

year end, Washington Midget Racing Association, 1962

Race report with a big photo of a mob of midgets heading out of a turn. Vancouver racer Bill Hall in No. 66, Oregon's Palmer Crowell in the Gordon Reelie No. 75 and a car numbered C3, which would seem to be a Canadian car. The driver identified in the C3, Jerry Watts, is from the U.S.

Reelie took the "Canadian title". Not sure what that means. Highest owner points for a Canadian? Car won a couple races in Canada? Reelie got his first WMRA points title in 1973, with Palmer Crowell at the wheel.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Rea Lentz and the Romano, some more from 1915

My research in the P-I stops before the big Tacoma AAA race. The microfilm at UBC waves to me from across town. Someday more will be found....

In the meantime records, possibly world records, were said to have been set at Madison Park in Seattle.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

some more about Ray Lentz, 1915

The driver and car were the hot combination on the northwest dirt tracks.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Rae Lentz and the Romano, 1915

Some early season races where Rae (Rea, Ray) Lentz and the Romano Special made the news.

Monday, September 26, 2011

a couple Pioneers, 2011

Tom Burgess and Taisto Heinonen, rally experts.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

while there might have been money to win...

...most of the 385 entries must have been doing the enduro for love.

Or craziness.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Hendrix in Vancouver, 1968

Interview with Jimi Hendrix from 1968 with the former RCMP constable, Terry David Mulligan.

And something from a couple years later.

Friday, September 23, 2011

adding a couple non-racing blog links

Over on the side are a couple non-racing blogs I've added. Both have much to do with the Vancouver area. One is Red Robinson's, the iconic radio jock; and the other is Mr. Beer N. Hockey's. Two sides of a similar coin. Parental guidance might be needed for one of them, not sure which though.

okay some rock, from Aldergrove Beach

Some build up to the event. And the "establishment" view of the happening.

Funny, I grew up not too far from Aldergrove Beach, but never went there. We had a couple gravel pits that flooded. Those were our swimming holes.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Racing info from an advertisement

Probably not the first, and definitely not the last dealership to buy some advertising space and include racing info. Especially if it looks favourably on their product.

Brasso Datsun. (Jeez, I just bought a newer Nissan a couple days ago. Win in 1969, sell in 2011. Although I don't think Brasso has any dealerships left in the lower mainland.)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Some promotion for a CAMRA race.

Interview with Ralph Monhay and Bob Morgan for a May 1969 CAMRA race. Unfortunately it got rained out.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Wow, big story on Tony Morris from 1969

Just shows that research never will end. There is always something else to be found. And it doesn't necessarily mean it will be a small find. Two full pages from the Friday Leisure section of the Vancouver Sun. There's big mother lode nuggets still to be found.

Hope this is readable. I think the big files get downsized.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Munsters

Can't find the ad I want right at the moment to prove the Munster Koach was in New Westminster back in 1967. But it was, I'm closing in on 1000 posts, so trust me.

In the meantime:

Friday, September 16, 2011

Haney, 1964

Modifieds. Again, from Racing Wheels.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Drivers in profile, Dave Ogilvy

The old Racing Wheels disc has turned up many gems. And more will make it to this blog. I don't know much about the correspondent Sheila Moss, or her relationship to that Brit with the same last name, but she appeared regularly in the early issues.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

midget mania

A couple of linked videos: the first dealing with the little "spindizzies"; the second the bigger midgets (if that's not an oxymoron...) and dry lake speedsters.

Monday, September 12, 2011

more end of season big races

The Evergreen 100 from Monroe, WA., 1963.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

end of season big races

Thanks to Dave, Ralph and Old Bob (and anyone else) who got some old issues of Racing Wheels scanned.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Mission Raceway, 1994

Mission made it to TNN's old show NHRA Today, with Bob Frey at the track. I believe Bob is now the track announcer at all NHRA major events.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Knox Mountain, 1969

A 10 minute report on the 1969 Knox Mountain Hill Climb. Amazing footage!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Calgary drag racing,1971

Some interesting film from the early 1970s. Features Jerry Ruth, amongst others. (Can't embed.)

Part one.

Part two.