Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sunday comics

Some more from the early 1950s.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Car and motorcycle show at Burnaby Village Museum, Father's Day

Three photos from the Father's Day car show at the Burnaby Village Museum.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Corvettes, the new one in 1954 and the smaller one a couple years later

Dueck sponsored the big Vancouver Collector Car Show, Sale and Auction. Here's a couple old ads that feature the Corvette. In 1954 it was the new car. A couple years later you got a scaled version for those who bought a new Oldsmobile.

Monday, June 24, 2013

some 1958 power boat results

Ron Bestward (not "Besterward") in the crackerbox class was getting wins in 1958.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sunday funnies

A couple more from some old comic books found on line.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Saturday morning heavy metal

Prepare your ears. All-girl band doing a song about Shirley Muldowney. Shirley had a birthday on June 19th.

Friday, June 21, 2013

motorcycle scrambles, 1958

I'd seen an item saying there would be Canadian championships in Langley (then called Langley Prairie) but this is the first time I've seen any sort of result.

Not sure where in Langley this took place. 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

1958 rallies, etc., for the SCCBC

Between that time from the end of sports cars at Abbotsford Airport to the opening of Westwood the Sports Car Club of BC kept the enthusiasm going in 1958.

Not sure what this International Sports Car Rally is all about. Hopefully more research will provide the answer.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

additional Billy Mathews, Daytona 1950

A couple other items from that second win on the beach.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Billy Mathews, motorcycle champion

Billy Mathews won the Daytona motorcycle beach race a couple times. This is his 1950 win. At that point Billy was from Hamilton. He ended up on the west coast working for the guy who finished tenth that year, Trev Deeley.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Saturday morning video

A clip from a 1969 movie, "Explosion", that features a Jaguar XKE swooping around Langley Speedway.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Murray Chambers

Nice 1988 story about Murray Chambers. Good photographer and racer. Still has a car or two that he brings to show and shines.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

A couple dates coming up

I'll be at a couple different places if you are in those areas.

Burnaby Village Museum on Father's Day.

And the Vancouver Collector Car Show at the Agrodome on June 22-23.

motorcycles heading back east in 1955

Canadian Motorcycle Association riders headed back east to race in the championships. Two of the named are Greater Vancouver Motorsport Pioneers: George Hollinger and Frank Carr.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

the good and the sad of racing

June 11th marks the birthday of Sir Jackie Stewart, multi-time world champion grand prix driver, broadcaster, and at one point team owner.

It also marks the 68th anniversary of the terrible tragedy at Le Mans where 83 spectators and driver Peter Levegh died.

Racing has been called "the cruel sport" -- it can give tremendous highs but also tremendous lows.

More Keen headlines

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sunday funnies

Some old comics that can be found online.

Friday, June 7, 2013

1954 ads

A couple sports car ads from 1954 for the Bellingham and Abbotsford Airports. Both races sanctioned by the SCCBC.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

a little bit more

A picture of a line-up of 1925 racers at Hastings Park. I've never seen this one before. It was reprinted in a 1954 Vancouver Sun.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

not done, just busy with other things

Apologies: life and various other tasks that require more skill than I have take over. So a big gap in posts. And more gaps to come.

Again, apologies.

A 1954 ad for a fabled track that lasted not very long.