Friday, August 31, 2012

Made in America, Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition, 2012

 Some info and photos of the ongoing exhibition at the Boundary Road location.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

New Westminster show and shine, 2012, part three

Just took me a while to get the photos off the camera, resized, cropped, etc. Lots more where these came from.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

New Westminster shown and shine, 2012, part two

More from the hot day down in New Westminster. First real hot day of the summer. And actually not too bad of a summer after all.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

Ian Wood, racer

Story about Ian Wood from a few years ago. Ian continues to sponsor races, and race his cars at Mission Raceway Park and elsewhere.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Kaija Kalevala and CKNW

A couple pages from the CKNW magazine, back around 1953. Kaija Kalevala was the "sweetheart of the speedway" back then.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

a karting pot boiler -- Go Kart Go! (1964)

Wild short (53 minutes) movie. From the UK. Features Wilfrid Brambell who was also in A Hard Day's Night playing Paul's grandad ("he's very clean").

How bad could it be? Okay, it's a kids' movie. Pretty dire. But I'm easily amused.

It even played in Vancouver back in 1964.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Karts in 1964

 Locally and internationally.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Crackerboxes in 1964

 Not George Harrison's Cracerbox Palace (see yesterday's post and extrapolate from there -- it does make sense in my crackerbox brain).

Bunny Jeboult and others doing well in those hopped up boats.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

August 22, 1964

 The Beatles at Empire Stadium.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Art Pollard up in Edmonton in 1962

Art Pollard made the long haul from Oregon up to Edmonton for the Gold Cup. He won a couple of those and eventually got on the USAC Championship trail. Just one of a handful of drivers from the northwest who graduated from the modified circuit (eventually CAMRA) to the big time.

Monday, August 20, 2012

old Spokane drag racing team

Quite famous drag racing team, the Dragins, from Spokane, from back in 1962 made it to Pacific Raceways.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Jerry Day, northwest legend

Jerry Day is writing a series of articles in Vintage Oval Racing about building a Ranger sprint car.

He mentioned in the last article about having a fiberglass business. Here's a story from North West Rod News from 1962 on the same.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Pat Piggott, Bellingham racer

Pat Piggott (hope I have the correct spelling of his name) raced a few things over the years. Stock cars and motorcycles in the early years. But he was making a name for himself in sports cars before he lost his life in a racing accident.

September, 1962 North West Rod News.

Friday, August 17, 2012

early shot of Jerry Grant racing

November, 1962 North West Rod News.
From 1962, at Vaca Valley, CA.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Tommy Ivo's 4- engined monster

 Back in 1962, at Pacific Raceways. From the September, 1962 issue of North West Rod News.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Some sports cars entered in a parade. Racing clubs were, and still are, part of many parades.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

nice big cup

Owner Guy Duelin and driver Swede Smith, in the late 1920s probably.

And the Battered Cup given out at the recent Mission Historics. A couple from Calgary got it after they had motor problems. A long tow for only a few laps of fun.

sad news -- Jerry Grant

Not in the loop so this information is a day or three late.

Northwest racer Jerry Grant passed away Sunday. He raced at Westwood amongst other tracks before having a successful Indy car career.

Monday, August 13, 2012

a couple Sneva photos from northwest race chat

I think it's Spanaway Speedway. Two rear-engine cars. Circa 1971?

Sunday, August 12, 2012

some Digney Speedway

 Nice graphics from Digney Speedway. From Roy Long's collection.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Westwood 1988

Nice in car video of a race.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Ralph Monhay scheduled for PGARA

Ralph Monhay, and two of his vintage cars, will be at PGARA Speedway this weekend. Ralph will have the No. 33 and Al Levien the No. 12.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Walter Wolf at the BC Historics, 2012

Walter Wolf owned a few Formula One cars and had a few pretty famous drivers at the wheel of those cars. He was a special guest at the BC Historics this year.