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, December 10, 2017

1962 ads

From the Nanaimo Free Press. One for drag racing at Cobble Hill; the other for a car show in Victoria.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Saturday morning sock hop

"SS 396" by Paul Revere and the Raiders.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Monday, May 18, 1959, Grandview Bowl, Nanaimo

Big Cars (sprint cars) make an appearance on the Victoria Day Monday.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Friday, May 15, 1959, Grandview Bowl, Nanaimo

Looks like there was no racing. At least, no report for the Friday night stock cars.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Saturday, May 9, 1959, Western Speedway

The Nanaimo Free Press tried to keep it's readers informed about the locals heading down to Victoria's Western Speedway. Here's a report for the May 9th race at Western.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Sunday funnies

Some more comics from a long time ago.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Saturday morning sock hop

"Boss Barracuda" by The Surfaris.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Opening Day, Friday, May 8, 1959, Grandview Bowl, Nanaimo

After a rainout a cold night of racing to begin the 1959 season.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

1959 Grandview Bowl, Nanaimo

Better get back at 'er. Lolligagging (aka "researching").

The 1959 season in Nanaimo. Mid-Island Auto Racing Association (MIARA) at Grandview Bowl.

Meetings and rules and tenders and everything I could find leading into Opening Day.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Sunday funnies

I find these while I'm looking for something else.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Trans-Am at Kent, 1970

From the September 23, 1970 issue of Racing Wheels.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

northwest modifieds, 1977

Here's a box score for the northwest modified series. It features a few Canadian drivers in the top ten.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Pepsi Challenge, 1982, Grandview Bowl

Second visit to Grandview Bowl for the 1982 Pepsi Challenge series for super stocks. From the July 31, 1982 (two items) and August 3, 1982 Nanaimo Free Press.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Pepsi Challenge, 1982

From the Nanaimo Free Press, July 24 and 26, 1982.

Friday, November 17, 2017

photos from the USAC midget race, Kingdome, 1977

From the November 2, 1977 issue of Racing Wheels.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

results of the USAC midgets at Seattle's Kingdome

From the October 26, 1977 issue of Racing Wheels.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

USAC midgets at the Kingdome

Big race, big promotion. From the October 5, 1977 issue of Racing Wheels.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

1977 season ending awards banquet, VITRA

The 1977 Vancouver Island Track Racing Association banquet. Photos by Barrie Goodwin.

Monday, November 13, 2017

interview with an old-timer

Tony West, who raced at Victoria's Langford Speedway, interviewed in 1977 while he was working as an official for the Washington Midget Racing Association.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Ray Pottinger profile, July 11, 1974

A look at Nanaimo's Ray Pottinger from the July 11, 1974 Nanaimo Daily Free Press.

some art by Ed Deak

Rallyist, writer and artist Ed Deak. A nice sketch of the Syndicate Scuderia A/D of Jack Williams from the February 1967 issue of Road & Motorsport in BC.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

A BC Pioneer talks about his time with Lotus

Merv Therriault interviewed by Shane Davis.

Merv was inducted into the Greater Vancouver Motorsport Pioneers in 2008.

Friday, November 10, 2017

1966 season end race at Westwood

A wet race day. From the December 1966 Road & Motorsport in BC.

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.