Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Sunday, August 30, 1964, Grandview Bowl

Championship races for the BCTRA at Grandview Bowl. Ralph Monhay and Mel Keen vying for the win.



Monday, June 29, 2015

Sunday, August 23, 1964, Grandview Bowl

Harold Sjostrom had a big wreck during the afternoon. He came out okay but the car was a little bit used up.




Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sunday funnies

Continuing with the Alley Oop story:



Saturday, June 27, 2015

Friday, June 26, 2015

Sunday, August 16, 1964, Grandview Bowl, Nanaimo

The next weekend of racing at Grandview Bowl.




Thursday, June 25, 2015

some more from Nanaimo, Sunday, August 9, 1964

Another hot Grandview Bowl August afternoon in 1964.




Wednesday, June 24, 2015

while in Victoria....

Went to UVic to check the microfilm. Decided on Nanaimo from July to September 1964 because that's where the BCTRA went (amongst other places) after the split from Haney Speedway.

It started in August.



Monday, June 22, 2015

A Shearing Speedway program from 1953

A Shearing Speedway program from June 2, 1953.



Sunday, June 21, 2015

Sunday funnies

Continuing with the Alley Oop story:



Saturday, June 20, 2015

Friday, June 19, 2015

WILROC, 2005

A couple clippings from Racing Wheels, WILROC racing on The Island. Last weekend's CAMRA reunion was run in conjunction with the Strawberry Cup, now sanctioned by WILROC.



Thursday, June 18, 2015

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

the 2005 Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Fame ceremony

With all this Island stuff I should add a few hall of fame stories from 2005. From Inside Track (US) and Racing Wheels.





Monday, June 15, 2015

Saturday, August 1, 1953, Shearing Speedway

Clippings from three papers on the August 1, 1953 race at Shearing Speedway.




Sunday, June 14, 2015

Sunday funnies

Continuing with the Alley Oop story:



Saturday, June 13, 2015

Friday, June 12, 2015

items on Western Speedway being built in 1953

Two items noting that Western Speedway was being built by A.J. (Andy) Cottyn north of Victoria on Millstream Road. It's still there.



Thursday, June 11, 2015

Saturday, July 25, 1953, Shearing Speedway

Some mid-week promotional stuff. Point standings and photos. Some famous names in those photos: Grant King, Bruce Passmore, Lamont Brooks (lost his life at Westwood in 1968), Dick Varley and Bob Vantreight. Wish I had a cleaner copy of this.

Unfortunately the race was rained out.



Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Saturday, July 18, 1953, Shearing Speedway

Bruce Passmore almost won the stock main event.



Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Saturday, July 11, 1953, Shearing Speedway

Former owner of Langford Speedway and owner of Speedway Motors in Victoria, Bruce Passmore, sets a new track record for the stock cars at Shearing Speedway.



Monday, June 8, 2015

Saturday, July 4, 1953, Shearing Speedway

One clipping has Vern Bruce injured, another Vern Moore. Later in the week the same paper that had Bruce injured decided it was Moore. And Bruce is pictured here. I think.




Sunday, June 7, 2015

Sunday funnies

A different Alley Oop story line that features racing:



Saturday, June 6, 2015

Saturday video

A biography of Victoria racer Gary Kershaw.


Friday, June 5, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 1953, Shearing Speedway

The Dominion Day race at Shearing Speedway.