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).

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.



Sunday, August 13, 2017

Ram Race Car ads from 1970

These are cool. And they are from the July 15, 1970 issue of Racing Wheels. Jerry Day's Ram Race Car Fabrication and Equipment.



Saturday, August 12, 2017

Saturday morning sock hop

The Astronauts, "Devil Driver":


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

story on Dave Wildman

Here's a story on Dave Wildman, from the February 25, 1998 Coquitlam Now. (From the Terry Rea collection.)


Monday, August 7, 2017

1968 drags in Edmonton

Again, I hope I'm not repeating myself. Edmonton drag racing from 1968. From the August 24, 1968 issue of Racing Wheels.


Sunday, August 6, 2017

Sunday funnie

From the January 7, 1970 issue of Racing Wheels. Land on the moon only to find....


Saturday, August 5, 2017

Saturday morning sock hop

The Stampeders, "With You I Got Wheels":


Friday, August 4, 2017

clippings from 1968

Hopefully I haven't already posted these.




Thursday, August 3, 2017

Norm Ellefson's 1969 season

From the February 18, 1970 issue of Racing Wheels.



Wednesday, August 2, 2017

1970 ad for a Bob Gregg driven super modified

From the March 11, 1970 issue of Racing Wheels.


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

1970 Tipke ad

From the January 7, 1970 issue of Racing Wheels.


Sunday, July 30, 2017

Sunday afternoon sock hop

I know, I've been absent for a while. Been elsewhere. Need to get back.

The Romancers, "She Took My Oldsmobile":


Saturday, June 24, 2017

Saturday morning sock hop

Carl Perkins, "Pop Let Me Have the Car":


Friday, June 23, 2017

1970 research

Found a couple things from the 1970 archive of the UBC student newspaper, The Ubyssey.



Thursday, June 22, 2017

more from Father's Day

A few more from Father's Day at the Burnaby Heritage Village.




Wednesday, June 21, 2017

been busy...

Doing other things (rather than logging in here to update). Sorry about that.

For instance, last weekend (Father's Day) in Burnaby.




Monday, June 12, 2017

end of 1967 season race at Inter-Valley Speedway, Kamloops

The finale for the opening season plus a sports car slalom at the North Kamloops Safety Mart.


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Saturday morning sock hop

Sleepy LaBeef, "Ride On Josephine":


Friday, June 9, 2017

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

more from Kamloops, 1967

The "Rubes" perform at Inter-Valley. And a demolition derby at Harwin (so it still exists).



Monday, June 5, 2017

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Saturday morning swing

Bob Wills, "Hubbin' It":


Friday, June 2, 2017

even more Inter-Valley Speedway, Kamloops, 1967

September seemed to have more consistent race reporting.


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

more Inter-Valley Speedway, Kamloops, 1967

There are gaps in the coverage for the 1967 season. What is covered is done pretty well, so maybe I just missed something.


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

more Inter-Valley Speedway, Kamloops, 1967

Somehow the first race didn't make it to the paper (or I flat out missed it). This looks to be the second race report.


Monday, May 29, 2017

1967 Inter-Valley Speedway, Kamloops

A look at the opening season at Kamloops' Inter-Valley Speedway.




Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sunday movie

A t.v. show actually. Roger Moore passed away this past week. Here he is from The Saint with a racing episode.


Saturday, May 27, 2017

Saturday morning sock hop

Bob Luman, "Red Cadillac and A Black Moustache":


Friday, May 26, 2017

another birthday this week, Ken Hamilton

From Idaho, modified racer Ken Hamilton, born May 23, 1941. Another CAMRA racer.


Thursday, May 25, 2017

a birthday this week, Jim Malloy

CAMRA racer Jim Malloy was born May 23, 1932. He died in a practice accident at Indianapolis May 18, 1972. He was CAMRA champion for the 1964 and 1965 seasons.


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

even more karts at Kamloops, 1961

Two final clippings from the Kamloops karts, 1961.



Tuesday, May 23, 2017

more karting news from Kamloops, 1961

The full opening day report for the karts at Kamloops.