Thursday, July 31, 2014

more Mission, 1965

Some more results from that first year of drag racing at Mission. The September 6th and 19th results.

And a little history.

All from the October 1965 issue of Road and Motorsport in BC.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mission Raceway, 1965

 On a northwest drag racing facebook page someone was hoping for a "scan bombardment" of race results for local race plants.

So a beginning on Mission. This from the first race (miss identified as September 29th when it was actually August 29th) from the September 1st, 1965 issue of Road and Motorsport in BC.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

two more Barney Oldfield items

From 1910, the Los Angeles Herald.

Monday, July 28, 2014

some ancient Barney Oldfield items

From 1904, the Los Angeles Herald.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sunday funnies

A couple old comic book covers from the old Saturday morning cartoon.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Saturday morning sock hop

The Vibrents, "Fuel Injection". Classy instrumental from 1962.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

some Oregon photos from 1916

Cars and drivers that did make it up to Vancouver's Hastings Park over the years.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

some more Edmonton 1964

The Inland Empire 100 at Edmonton's Speedway Park. Won by Ray Peets.

Monday, July 21, 2014

1964 Edmonton

Did a little digging into Edmonton. Came up with this from 1964. Both Ray Peets and Norm Ellefson are in the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Saturday, July 19, 2014

some old racing videos

First part of this is a dirt track that I believe is Wonderland Speedway, located on the Fraser Highway at 240th Street (Trans Canada Highway and Brown Road) back in 1954. The track was built by the B.C. Roadster Racing Association.

Second long bit is from Abbotsford Airport. Drag Racing. Needs lots of identification.

Friday, July 18, 2014

vintage modifieds at Agassiz Speedway

Apparently a handful of vintage modifieds will be at Agassiz Speedway Saturday July 19th. One scheduled to be there is Ralph Monhay and his number 33.

Looking forward to it.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

a 1984 program from Westwood

Lifted this off the web. The vintage race at Westwood from 1984.

Monday, July 14, 2014

1984 Westwood program

Working on something else for someone else I scanned this:

Sunday, July 13, 2014

graphics, Firestone

Some detail from a couple Firestone ads. They always won the Indianapolis 500 so they always had an ad the day after the race.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Saturday morning sock hop

A good version of Robert Mitchum's classic.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Regina stock cars, 1966

Some stock car racing in Regina, 1966.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

some more Edmonton, 1958

Sadly the winner of the Silver Cup at Edmonton in 1958, Eddie "Tiger" Matan, lost his life in a boating accident not too long after the race. The Silver Cup race became known as the Matan Memorial.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

some Edmonton stuff, 1958

Been looking at microfilm from Edmonton. So here are some things I've found.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Edmonton, 1961

It was Eldon Rasmussen's birthday July 7th. So a couple 1961 stories involving him (and Norm Ellefson).

Monday, July 7, 2014

1961 Matan Memorial race, Edmonton

Better late than miss a day. An Edmonton Journal story on the 1961 Eddie "Tiger" Matan Memorial race.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

a couple 1976 ads

Two ads from Speedways one might have headed to if heading south from Canada for some racing action.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Saturday morning film

A little music and some clips from the 1963 Winternationals featuring Jack Williams' Syndicate Scuderia dragster.

Friday, July 4, 2014

sequence of photos from Langley

I've used one of these photos, but here is a longer sequence of the Al Airlie crash at Langley Speedway in 1976. From the June 2, 1976 issue of Racing Wheels.