Friday, September 30, 2011
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
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
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
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.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
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
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
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
Friday, September 16, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
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.