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, 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.


Monday, May 22, 2017

karts at Kamloops, 1961

The new sport of kart racing came (kame?) to Kamloops in 1961. Phil Gaglardi was there to open the track.



Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sunday funnies

I hope I haven't done these before:



Saturday, May 20, 2017

Saturday morning sock hop

Charlie Gracie, "Rockin and Rollin Cadillac":


Friday, May 19, 2017

more from Harwin Speedway, 1961

The season winds down with less information. But it looked to be a good season.



Thursday, May 18, 2017

even more Harwin Speedway 1961

A pretty successful looking season for the Kamloops track (is it Har-Win or Harwin?).



Wednesday, May 17, 2017

more from Harwin Speedway, 1961

West coast driver Art "Peg Leg" Farrell did well up at Harwin. He had his start at Digney Speedway and went on to race at Haney.




Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Harwin Speedway, Kamloops, 1961

A few years ago I posted an ad for Harwin Speedway's opening in 1961. Here's a few clippings from that first season.



Monday, May 15, 2017

Canada 200, Western Speedway, 1978

Results for the Canada 200, Western Speedway, 1978. Roy Smith wins.



Sunday, May 14, 2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Saturday morning sock hop

The Four Jokers, "Transfusion" (a cover of Nervous Norvus' song):


Friday, May 12, 2017

1978 Canada 200 at Western Speedway

Another big race at Western Speedway for the 1978 season. This one the Canada 200.



Thursday, May 11, 2017

more Old Timers, 1978

Results of the "Old Timers" race at Western Speedway.



Wednesday, May 10, 2017

old timers at Western Speedway, 1978

Some promo work for an "Old Timers" race at Western Speedway.