Wednesday, December 31, 2014

1965 Copper Cup, CAMRA

Ending the year with an old race report from Racing Wheels. The 1965 Copper Cup from Salt Lake City, a CAMRA race.

Happy New Year !!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

a midget wreck at Aurora, circa 1947

Two views of a wreck at Aurora. Looks like everyone walked away.

Monday, December 29, 2014

some old midget photos circa 1947

From negatives that were rediscovered in the pile of things needing rediscovery. Allen Heath and Louie Sherman at Aurora (Seattle), circa 1947.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sunday funnies

A couple more pages from some old Hot Rods and Racing Cars comics.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Saturday morning sock hop

Johnny Lane sings (with lots of echo) "Rocking on the Dragstrip".

Friday, December 26, 2014

more Oregon racing

Hot rods at Hollywood Bowl (Salem) and Lane County Fairgrounds (Eugene), 1949.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

more seasonal greasings

Have a safe and fun time. Santa is homeward bound.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Santa's on his run

Merry Xmas and all those seasonal greasings.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Hollywood Bowl in Salem, OR

The Salem, OR, version of the Hollywood Bowl opened in 1947. Many of the same guys who raced midgets at Digney Speedway from 1948 to 1951 raced down there.

Monday, December 22, 2014

1924 races at Lewiston, ID

Tracking races that the IMCA were part of in 1924. From Spokane to Ritzville to Lewiston to Billings. Here's some Lewiston info.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sunday funnies

Found a whole bunch of old Hot Rods and Racing Cars comics online. Here's a couple pages.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Saturday morning sock hop

Slick Slavin sings "Speed Crazy".

Friday, December 19, 2014

two more old midget racers from the northwest

Louie Sherman and Allen Heath.

Louie with an outboard powered midget (I love his helmet design -- thumbing his nose) and Allen Heath circa 1940 at Seattle's Playland.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

two midget racers from the northwest

Wayne Gaffney (74) and Ernie Spalding (79), 1942 at Tacoma. Both came up to Con Jones Park from 1939 to 1941.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

two northwest racers

Chick Barbo and Don Olds. Chick at Chicago in 1948 and Don from 1952. Both lost their lives in racing accidents.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

dang, missed a day

I was hoping for a perfect record but "officially" I missed Monday. Off in lala land I suppose.

Two photos from 1936, Seattle's Aurora Speed Bowl, stock car racing. From the Clarence Eckhardt collection courtesy of the late great Don Radbruch.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sunday funnies

More Hot Rod Cartoons covers.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Saturday morning sock hop

Howlin' Wolf, Driving This Highway.

Friday, December 12, 2014

another season ending race from Seattle, 1950

This one for the midgets that included Rodger Ward from California.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

and yet more from Seattle, 1950

Everything from the Seattle P-I, which did a fair amount of coverage of racing over the years.

The 1950 Northwest Championship Hot Rod race. A 100 lapper.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

even more 1950 Seattle clippings

From the Seattle P-I again. Allen Heath is noted to be the stunt/racing double for Mickey Rooney in The Big Wheel.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

some more 1950 Seattle clippings

Let's see, motorcycles at the Seattle Memorial Stadium.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Seattle, 1950

Finally getting some scans done of 1950s clippings from the Seattle P-I. I've only had them sitting in a folder for close to ten years.

First off some hot rod and big car races.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Sunday funnies

Some more old Hot Rod Cartoons covers.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Saturday morning sock hop

A naval version of Hot Rod Race -- Mick Woodward and Hot Rod Race Navy Style.

Friday, December 5, 2014

1953 news clippings from Seattle

Continuing with some photocopies off microfilm. This time from the 1953 Seattle Times.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

some other 1969 scans

From the 1969 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Need to go back and look deeper. Some day, some way.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

nice story about a racer who did come up to Langley Speedway on occasion

John Helegson, from the Ellensburg Daily Record, back in 1969.