Sunday, December 31, 2017

another CAMRA ad

More graphics from the 1965 CAMRA race at Nanaimo.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Saturday Morning sock hop

The Beach Boys, "Car Crazy Cutie":

Friday, December 29, 2017

Thursday, December 28, 2017

2017 winter "old geezer"

Things seemed to get busy during 2017. Maybe 2018 will be a little less hectic and a little more organized. We can only hope.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

another "old geezer" newsletter

The next OGRE newsletter produced. Getting better. Figuring what I want to do and how to do it.

Monday, December 25, 2017

some stuff

A free newsletter ("sponsored" by this blog) that makes it to a local racers lunch periodically.

Merry Christmas, 2017.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Sunday funnies

Another from Competition Press.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Saturday morning sock hop

The Dovells, "Dragster on the Prowl":

Friday, December 22, 2017

Friday, June 26, 1959 and Wednesday, July 1, 1959, Grandview Bowl, Nanaimo

Not sure if the Friday race was rained out. The July 1st race was rain shortened.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Varley banned, and locals get their picture in the paper

Dick Varley's stock car, built and maintained by Grant King, is banned.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Friday, June 19, 1959, Grandview Bowl, Nanaimo

More Friday night racing at Nanaimo's Grandview Bowl. Plus the Saturday night race at Victoria's Western Speedway.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Monday, December 18, 2017

Friday, June 5, 1959, Grandview Bowl, Nanaimo

Another Friday night at Nanaimo's Grandview Bowl.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Sunday funnies

Competition Press always featured a couple racing cartoons on their pages each issue.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Saturday morning sock hop

Ronny and the Daytonas, "Antique '32 Studebaker Dictator Coupe".

Friday, December 15, 2017

Shelton, sports cars, 1967

Sports cars on an airport circuit near Seattle, 1967. From the June 17, 1967 issue of Competition Press.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

ice racing, Lac La Hache, 1967

Local drivers racing on the ice. From the March 4, 1967 issue of Competition Press.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

hill climb, Mount Douglas, Victoria, 1967

One of the annual hill climbs held in the Victoria area. From the May 13, 1967 issue of Competition Press.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Westwood, 1967

A report by Vince Howlett on the May 7, 1967 race at Westwood (from the May 27, 1967 issue of Competition Press).

Monday, December 11, 2017

Westwood, 1967

An item from the April 22, 1967 issue of Competition Press about Westwood.

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.