Friday, October 31, 2014

a couple half page ads from Eugene and Cottage Grove, Oregon

Never sure how well ads work. Without them they don't even stand a chance to work. But a full page, half page, or postage stamp sized one? That is the question. And the cost.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

big 1967 modified race at Eugene

August 1967 modified race at Eugene Speedway.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

another 1967 ad from Oregon

Full page ad for Balboa Park, eighth-mile drag strip.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

some cool ads from 1967

Eugene Speedway had some pretty cool looking ads in the 1967 Eugene Register-Guard. Unfortunately the results on the following Monday were hard to come by.

This one a full page ad from August18, 1967.

Monday, October 27, 2014

1964 season ending at Skagit Speedway

From the September 19, 1964 issue of Racing Wheels. Season championship races and trophy winners.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sunday funnies

Two more comics from 1949.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Saturday morning sock hop

Another one by Vernon Green and the Medallions, "Speedin'".

Friday, October 24, 2014

some 1962 drag racing from Deer Park, near Spokane

North of Spokane is Deer Park, and its airport. It hosted both drag racing and sports cars over the years.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

more from Spokane, 1962

Because I stared at it long enough to copy, you should be able to look as well. :-)

Interesting to note the item on the incorporation of the Greater Inland Empire Stock Car Racing Association (GIESCRA).

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

some more Spokane, this time 1962

Filling in gaps (and sorting out computer files). 1962 racing at State Line Gardens (just east of Spokane, actually in Idaho, and different from the Stateline Speedway that exists today).

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

two more midget photos from Spokane, 1949

Gordy Livingston raced throughout the Pacific northwest.

Monday, October 20, 2014

some 1949 clippings

Spokane hosted the midgets for weekly shows at the Division and Francis Speedway.

A couple photos from the Spokesman Review.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

some 1949 cartoons

Two car related cartoon strips from 1949.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Saturday morning sock hop

Vernon Green and the Medallions, "'59 Volvo".

Friday, October 17, 2014

and even more drag racing from Mission in 1968

A dragster off the end of the track caught by a safety net. Wow!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Mission Raceway, 1968

Some more Mission results from 1968. (I'm going to have to sort out the dates later on. I'm just putting these up as they show up in Motorsport in BC.)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

more Mission Raceway, 1968

Tommy Ivo and Rich Rogers (in the Assassin AA/FD).

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

a couple more drag racing results from Mission, 1968

Some more results from Mission. All from the pages of Motorsport in BC.

Monday, October 13, 2014

more 1968 drag racing from Mission

The May 12, 1968 meet at Mission saw the Fuel Altereds at the track.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

midget racing comic story

Two more episodes of the Buz Sawyer comic strip from the Sunday pages.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Mission drags, 1969

A couple minutes of drag racing (no sound, sorry) from Mission. 1969.

Friday, October 10, 2014

1968 Mission Raceway opener

First race of the 1968 season at Mission Raceway. Report from the May 1968 issue of Motorsport in BC.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

the Syndicate Scuderia at the 1963 Winternationals

A couple photos pulled from a magazine showing Jack Williams' Syndicate Scuderia at the 1963 Winternationals.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Cy Rudd's '31 Model A

I keep hearing about a rebuild of an old hot rod that Cy Rudd had. Not sure if this is it at Abbotsford Airport in the 1950s.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Cort Elliot's car by Jack Williams

A couple photos from 50 years ago of the Cort Elliot show car that the late Jack Williams had a major hand in building.

Monday, October 6, 2014

it was Michael Andretti's birthday yesterday

And while Michael Andretti did race at the Molson Indy in Vancouver many times he first came up here in 1983 for the Formula Mondial (Atlantic) race at Westwood in 1983.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sunday funnies, more midget racing

Two more installments of the midget racing series from 1953.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Saturday morning sock hop

"Rocket 69" by Connie Allen. Double entendre?

Friday, October 3, 2014

one more set of Wheelspin clippings

Like I say, lots of scanning, lots of clippings. For an Ontario there was some B.C. content.