She's got a V-type engine in her system.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012
Along with the Victoria crowd at Western Speedway a few out of towners made the ferry ride to race in 1962. For the Daffodil Cup Portland's Art Pollard finished second behind Billy Foster. And at the season's end some False Creek Speedway early-lates showed up, including Ralph Widdess, Jack Martin and Gordy Hemrich.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
Thursday, June 21, 2012
From what I understand the hill climbs -- both at Mt. Douglas and Little Saanich Mountain -- were held twice a year. I don't have all the news clippings so I'm guessing this is the second one for the 1963 season.
Veteran Arleigh Pilkey, from Vancouver, missed winning by two-tenths of a second.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Coming this July is a reunion for the Mt. Douglas and Little Saanich Mountain hill climbs. Here's the announcement:
Victoria Motor Sports Club proudly presents the 50 year Reunion of the Mt. Douglas and Little Saanich Mountain Hill Climbs. Sunday, July 8, 2012. Mt. Douglas Park, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, then drive over to Little Saanich Mountain, meet at the top, 2:30 - 4:30 pm, then drive to The Beach House. No host cocktails and dinner to follow at The Beach House Restaurant (formerly McMorran's in Cordova Bay).And a few clippings from the first hill climb at Mt. Douglas.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Put two items together. One a clipping of the May 29, 1960 race at Westwood with the ABCD Production winner being Dave Troffer, in a Mercedes, winning. And the other a picture identified as Dave Troffer with the checkered flag.
I believe Dave Troffer was from Seattle.
Friday, June 15, 2012
|Jim Greenwood flags the field at Shellburn in 1960.|
It was mentioned to me by John Randall that his first racing experience came at the Shellburn Kart track on Hastings at Fell in Burnaby. It, and John, got their respective starts in 1960.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Tommy Sands, heart throb in the making, and married to Nancy Sinatra (how'd you like to call Frank your father-in-law?), paid a little visit to Westwood while in town performing at The Cave. Circa 1960.
Photos from the Tom Johnston Westwood collection.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Jim McGuire's consideration for, and then his earning of, the ride in the Miss Bardahl unlimited hydroplane out of Seattle was big for 1960.