Tuesday, September 30, 2014

some more Wheelspin clippings

Some more from Wheelspin. It was an Ontario based publication with limited coverage of anything outside of Ontario. (It relied on correspondents from the far flung outposts of Canada.)

Monday, September 29, 2014

some Wheelspin clippings

Been scanning some pages from Wheelspin. Hopefully I haven't already posted some or all of these.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

more midget comics

The Buz Sawyer strip featuring his good pal Rosco Sweeney.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Saturday morning sock hop

A slower blues from Young John Watson: Motorhead Baby.

Friday, September 26, 2014

some photos from the 1975 Tillicum Raceway program

A centerspread and another page of photos circa 1975 at Tillicum Raceway, Vernon.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Tillicum Raceway program, 1975

More scans from the collection of stuff Murray Jones of the Langley Speedway Historical Society gave.

This time from Tillicum Raceway in Vernon, 1975.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Xmas in September

Thanks to Murray Jones of the Langley Speedway Historical Society for giving me some old racing paper at the Greater Vancouver Motorsport Pioneers Society ceremony on September 20th. Scanning stuff to beat the band.

The ceremony went well.

Three pages from the 1976 Western Speedway program.

Monday, September 22, 2014

more 1967 Mission Raceway

The last (?) report of the 1967 season from Mission Raceway.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

more midget comics

Two more installments of the Buz Sawyer Sunday comic.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Greater Vancouver Motorsport Pioneers Society Ceremony, September 20th

Coming up soon, the inductees are:


     Phillip Funnell       

     Larry Garbe       

     Carl  Blomfeldt       

Oval Racing   
     Brian Thompson  

Collector and Restoration
     Peter Welch   

Sports Car and Road Racing
    Frank Allers       
    Brian McLoughlin   
    Bob Stevens       

Drag Racing
    Dwain Kremyr       
    Keith Winterbottom   

Hot Rod and Custom
    Don Holloway       
    Dennis Groundwater   
    Doug Curren       

Hot Rod Supporter
    Art Brumpton       

    Ron Latham      

    Bill Townsend       

Sandy Lovelace Award
    Gerry Frechette       

motorcycles at Digney Speedway in 1948

30 second clip of motorcycles using the dirt infield to race at Digney Speedway.

Friday, September 19, 2014

September 1967 at Mission Raceway

A new track record. From the October 1967 issue of Road and Motorsport in BC.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

and yet another Mission report from 1967

September 3, 1967 meet at Mission, final meet of the Mission-Arlington series of races. From the September 1967 issue of Road and Motorsport in BC. And the point standings.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

another Mission report from 1967

I'm going to spread this over a couple days as there are five pages of info/photos. From the September 1967 issue of Road and Motorsport in BC.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

another 1967 race report from Mission Raceway

Spread over a few part pages, from the August 1967 issue of Road and Motorsport in BC. The added bonus is a San Cobble Dragways report from Vancouver Island.

Monday, September 15, 2014

more 1967 Mission Raceway action

Two race reports from Mission Raceway from the July 1967 issue of Road and Motorsport in BC.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

more midget mayhem on a Sunday

Second installment of this Buz Sawyer comic.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Digney Speedway, 1948

Opening day at Burnaby's Digney Speedway. 16 mm film transferred to VHS transferred to DVD. And another step or so after that.

Explains the quality.

But it's colour so that's good.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Phil Funnell article from 1965

One of the Greater Vancouver Motorsport Pioneers to be inducted September 20th (12 noon to 5 p.m., at the Shannon Hall, 176th and 60th in Cloverdale) will be Philip Funnell. He has done long distance motorcycle journeys for much of his life.

Here's a 1965 story about him. I found it in an Ocala, FL, newspaper.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

a trophy presentation re-enactment

Vern Keith, flagger Larry Olson and trophy queen Jude.

The original is from about 1975. The second was done at the recent Langley Speedway reunion.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Langley Speedway reunion

The 2014 Langley Speedway reunion saw a pretty good crowd. A good collection of former Langley drivers and people associated with the track.

And the weather was warm.

Monday, September 8, 2014

next race at Mission, 1967

Another report on the 1967 Mission drag racing season. From the June 1967 issue of Road and Motorsport in BC.