Sunday, May 31, 2015

Sunday funnies, more Alley Oop

Finishing off this Alley Oop story.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Saturday morning sock hop

A bit noisier (or a more modern type of noise) than normal. With some video from the drag races at Abbotsford airport in the 1950s.

ROGER DALTON and The Dalton Gang '" Hell Sounds Like Heaven " dir. Gene Greenwood from Gene Greenwood on Vimeo.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Saturday, May 23, 1953, Shearing Speedway

Second race for the 1953 season. Sorry for the poor quality.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Saturday, May 16, 1953, Shearing Speedway

Results from opening day at Shearing Speedway. A second day of racing that weekend, scheduled for Monday, May 18th, was cancelled due to a wet track.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Shearing Speedway, pre-1953 season clippings

Getting ready for the 1953 season at Shearing Speedway.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Alley Oop

A couple more of this Alley Oop story. Jumped ahead as the story was morphing into the next saga.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Saturday morning sock hop

In honour of Mad Men being done. Or a vague nod in that direction.

Friday, May 22, 2015

some Kent Raceways stuff

Clippings from 20 years or so ago. August 30, 1992 race at Kent Raceways.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

2015 Knox Mountain Hill Climb, e-racer

An electric powered Formula Ford. Did respectable.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

results from the May 18, 1985 PGARA opener

Here is an article on the opening day race at the new PGARA Speedway.

Monday, May 18, 2015

30 years ago, the new PGARA Speedway

May 18, 1985, the new PGARA Speedway in Prince George was opened. Here are three full pages from the Prince George Citizen back then.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Alley Oop

More of Alley Oop.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Saturday morning sock hop

I've got a recording that has over 30 versions and variations of Hot Rod Race/Lincoln. That boogie riff gets embedded pretty deep after a while.

Here is Dorse Lewis, The Scared Coal Miner, and The Shadow Mountain Boys doing "Hot Rod Boogie".

Friday, May 15, 2015

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Shearing Speedway, Saturday, October 4, 1952

Championship race for the big cars. Dash, heat and main swept by Bob Gregg.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Shearing Speedway, Saturday, September 27, 1952

Results from both the Victoria Daily Colonist and Victoria Daily Times.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

some more photos from Can't Catch Me exhibit

Some more photos of the Can't Catch Me exhibit at the Centennial Museum in Fort Langley. (See yesterday's post for address and hours info).

Monday, May 11, 2015

Can't Catch Me (Langley Speedway) exhibit

I posted the poster for this exhibit last week. Here are some photos of what you can see.

The exhibit lasts until August 9th at the Centennial Museum in Fort Langley (9135 King St, Fort Langley) just a couple blocks east of Glover. It's by the Farm Machinery Museum and a block short of the old Fort itself.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Sunday. Admission is by donation.

Lots to see and eat in the area. A good place for an afternoon visit.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Alley Oop racing strip

Two more days of Alley Oop time traveling to the races.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

1969 racing movie, Pit Stop (originally called The Winner)

Lurid (for its time) racing movie that features lots of figure-eight racing action as well as some other stock car racing. George Barris makes a brief appearance about 44 minutes into it.

Some mushy stuff but the racing makes up for that ickiness.

Friday, May 8, 2015

two more Competition Press race reports from Westwood, 1961

Two more race reports that I found in Competition Press for the 1961 Westwood season.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

some more 1961 Westwood reports from Competition Press

A couple more race reports from Westwood that appeared in Competition Press during the 1961 season.

There was a motorcycle race at each meet as well. Something for everyone.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

some Westwood clippings from Competition Press, 1961

Here are a couple race reports from Competition Press, 1961, for races at Westwood.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Langley Speedway retrospective

I guess retrospective is the correct term. Langley Speedway display at the Centennial Museum next to the fort in Fort Langley starting May 6th, until August 9th.

An opening ceremony is to be held Saturday, May 9th, 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Shearing Speedway, odds and ends

An ad for the Benefit Race. And an odd item noting that Bruce Passmore (former owner of Langford Speedway and owner of Speedway Motors in Victoria) and Del Fanning set a "record" travelling from Seattle to Los Angeles.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

more of Alley Oop

Continuing Alley Oop's racing endeavours.