Sunday, December 31, 2017

green flag


(Scroll down to find new entries.... Or click on the labels on the left.) I've dated this for the end of 2008 (now I've moved it up to the end of 2017!). Go here to find out what it is I'm trying to accomplish. My "mission statement". And remember to click on the thumbnails. They get bigger and readable (even for my eyesight).

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Rolla Vollstedt

I'm seeing posts on facebook that Rolla Vollstedt has passed away.

Born in 1918 he made it to 99.

RIP Rolla.




Saturday, October 14, 2017

Monday, October 2, 2017

Sunday funnies

Found something "new", from 1954.


Sunday, October 1, 2017

Saturday morning custom car

Cort Elliott's car from the early 1960s is being rebuilt.


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017

upcoming Pioneers ceremony


The GVMPS ceremony is coming up real soon.

Pioneers to be inducted this year:

Bill Tomicki Hot Rod & Custom Car
Cort Elliott Hot Rod & Custom Car
Dale Pennock Car Collector & Restorer
Dan Maxwell Hot Rod & Custom Car
Ed Clements Sports Car & Road Racing
Harry Robertson Car Collector & Restorer
Dr. Keith Wong Sports Car & Road Racing
Ken Molyneux Motorcycling
Les Miller Hot Rod & Custom Car
Pat O'Connor Hot Rod & Custom Car
Pete Jadot Sports Car & Road Racing
Ron Lacey Motorcycling
Tony Carruthers Sports Car & Road Racing
Wade Olson Drag Boat Racing
BC Custom Car Association Club Recognition
Robert G. Hunter Photographer & Historian - Sandy Lovelace Award

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

1952 Race around the Houses in Burnaby

Seems like I should have posted this earlier (there is a video that was posted). The 1952 race around the houses in Burnaby. Sanctioned by the Canadian Motorcycle Association (CMA).



Saturday, September 2, 2017

Saturday morning sock hop

Gary Miles, "Mr. Taxi Cab Driver":


Friday, September 1, 2017

CAMRA at Spokane, 1965

Big event. Lilac Cup. CAMRA cars.






Thursday, August 31, 2017

Mission Raceway, 1966/68

Some footage from Mission back in the mid-1960s.


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

1966 class winners for the SCCBC

The Sports Car Club of BC held their awards banquet at the Gai Paree. From the November 17, 1966 Burnaby Examiner:



Tuesday, August 29, 2017

final 1966 Westwood race

Final races, including the 6 hour endurance race, for the 1966 season at Westwood. From the October 27, 1966 Burnaby Examiner:



Monday, August 28, 2017

more 1966 Westwood

The Texaco Trophy races at Westwood. From the September 22, 1966 Burnaby Examiner:



Sunday, August 27, 2017

race car plans, part two

The next six pages.







racing car plans, part one

Here's a set of plans for a race car from a 1954 publication. Let me know if you get it built. This is the first six pages. The next six in a separate post.







Saturday, August 26, 2017

Saturday morning sock hop

Carson Robison, "Sunday Drivers":


Friday, August 25, 2017

1965 Spokane sports cars

Some Vancouver drivers did well. G.B. Sterne and Dave Ogilvy.



1966 Ioco hill climb

Laurie Craig is overall winner for the 1966 Ioco hill climb. From the August 25, 1966 Burnaby Examiner:



Thursday, August 24, 2017

more 1966 stuff

John Randall getting the headlines from the July 28, 1966 Burnaby Examiner:


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

more Laurie Craig from 1966

From the June 9, 1966 Burnaby Examiner:


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

more Laurie Craig from 1966

From the May 19, 1966 Burnaby Examiner:


Monday, August 21, 2017

some 1966 Laurie Craig stuff

From the May 5, 1966 Burnaby Examiner and motorsport reporter Lee Kelly.


Saturday, August 19, 2017

Saturday morning sock hop

Dick Dale and the Del-Tones, "Wild Wild Mustang":


Friday, August 18, 2017

Langley, June 20, 1970

Some photos of a super stock and foreign stock race at Langley Speedway from the July 1, 1970 issue of Racing Wheels.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

trackside wedding, 1970

A wedding staged at Spanaway Speedway.


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Dick Bown, Superbird

A little bit of info on Dick Bown from the July 1, 1970 issue of Racing Wheels.



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Modified Racing Association of Oregon, 1970

Ads, points and photos about the Modified Racing Association of Oregon (MRAO) from the July 1, 1970 issue of Racing Wheels.




Monday, August 14, 2017

Tom Sneva, 1970

A race report from Tri-Cities Raceway from the July 1, 1970 issue of Racing Wheels.