Tuesday, July 31, 2012

a 1985 motorcycle race

I was there. Took some photos. The news clipping helps me remember things I probably didn't know at the time. The sidecars were amazing. That I remember Not a big field but the smallest slip and, wow!, disaster.

Monday, July 30, 2012

1985 Formula Atlantic

 Well, I wasn't looking for this but here it is anyway. The 1985 Formula Atlantic race at Westwood.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Ron Farmer and Mission

 Ron Farmer is in the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame and is a Greater Vancouver Motorsport Pioneer. He's still involved with the sport.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

The NOVI at Indianapolis

Fifteen minute video of the 1964 NOVI trials, tribulations and a little success at Indianapolis.

I've been told Regina's Bob Rogers was part of the NOVI crew wearing those somewhat goofy STP coveralls. I don't know what he looked like then so I can't identify him.

Flagger Pat Vidan came out of the Portland area. I don't think he ever came up to any Canadian track to flag before he made it to Indianapolis and the big show.

Friday, July 27, 2012

1982 Formula Atlantic

 Results from the Vancouver Sun.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Terry McHardy story

 Terry McHardy, a Greater Vancouver Motorsport Pioneer, is featured in the article by Rolf Norberg from the old Street & Strip magazine.

And not forgetting Mas Hikida.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

1961 karts and modifieds

 A couple Greater Vancouver Motorsport Pioneers make the 1961 headlines.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Buck Kinney bio

From about 10 years ago. Done by Rolf Norberg in the old Canadian Street & Strip Motorsports magazine.

Been sorting boxes of old magazines. Many more to go through.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Sunday, July 22, 2012

stick and ball vs. balls

Thanks to Norm Ellefson for the image.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

no, I haven't forgotten

Sonny and Brownie recorded at the Vancouver club in 1966.
Just slowed down. Must not be running on all cylinders.

Friday, July 6, 2012

a couple ads from 1957

One for a restaurant we all know and cherish. (At least I do.) And a drive-in long gone. (I don't even remember it very clearly.) And the other ties in with a July 29th event at Trev Deeley Motorcycles.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Victoria hill climb reunion

From Vince Howlett:

The Mount Douglas Hill Climb reunion happens this Sunday, July 8.

An article appeared in the Saanich News on Wednesday, and will appear in the Victoria News on Friday. 

Also, Dave Cooper and I will be on the local CBC radio station tomorrow (Friday) at 4:30 pm.  The station is 90.5 FM, and you can also find it, either live, or as a podcast later, at the following link:


Saanich News item can be found here.

the rock and roll shows, 1957

At least two big package tours of rock and rollers came through town in 1957. Now they might have been like the jazz package tours of the same year, a bit problematic what with advertised stars cancelling and whatnot. But the lineups for the shows are amazing.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Red Robinson, 1957

Seeing how I'm stuck in 1957 right now here's a couple ads for deejay Red Robinson. He made the big move to CKWX spinning discs in the after school and late night hours.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

dinky toys

A couple 1957 ads for Dinky Toys.

Monday, July 2, 2012

BCCCA, 1957

An interesting article on the BC Custom Car Association. Photos of Greater Vancouver Motorsport Pioneers.

I don't think the race considered for Stanley Park in 1958 ever happened. (I'm pretty sure it didn't.) But if I come across it I'll post something with lots of exclamation points!!!!

The May drag race at Abbotsford probably was rained out judging from some other news articles from that weekend.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

and a Sunday funnie

Been a while. Good ole Tank McNamara.