Monday, February 16, 2015

Robin Miller on Jerry Sneva

Nice video profile on Jerry Sneva by Robin Miller.

(Post might be a bit erratic for a while. Things happening that are taking up my time and energy.)

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Alley Oop racing, part three

Third installment of the racing series.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Saturday morning jive hop

Dizzy Gillespie, "Swing Low Sweet Cadillac"

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Hatzic Lake, 1958

A report on the power boat races at Hatzic Lake from the Nanaimo newspaper.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

hill climbs near Port Alberni, 1958

Don't know much about these except for this clipping, late in the 1958 season.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Monday, February 9, 2015

some more stock car racing at Grandview Bowl, 1958

I see that Harry Roberts is going to be honoured by the Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Fame next April. Congrats to Harry!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Alley Oop racing back in 1909, part two

Another installment of the Alley Oop race story.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Saturday morning sock hop

Tillman Franks, "Hot Rod - Shotgun Boogie".

Friday, February 6, 2015

and another big car race at Grandview Bowl, 1958

Over the July long weekend. Again, at both Grandview Bowl and Western Speedway.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

another big car race at Grandview Bowl, 1958

The tradition of big cars (sprint cars) traveling to Vancouver Island included Grandview Bowl as well as Victoria's Western Speedway.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

more Grandview Bowl, 1958

The first stock car race at Grandview Bowl. Won by Nanaimo's Ray Pottinger of course.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Grandview Bowl, 1958

Some clippings from the first season of Grandview Bowl at Nanaimo, BC.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

look at that caveman go...Alley Oop racing in 1909, part one

A sequence from the old Alley Oop comic strip. He's been sent back from the "present" (1956) to the "past" (1909) and ends up in a big auto race.