Monday, December 31, 2018

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).

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Friday, May 27, 1960, Grandview Bowl, Nanaimo

Seems I "took a week off". Time flies when you're doing other stuff. Back to 1960 and Nanaimo's Grandview Bowl.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Westwood, 1966

Race report from the July 2, 1966 issue of Autoweek & Competition Press.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Sunday funnies

A couple comic covers.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Saturday morning sock hop

Sonny Wallace, "Black Cadillac":

Friday, February 9, 2018

1966 RCSSC Triad

The Royal City Sports Car Club's Triad event. A report from the February 12, 1966 issue of Autoweek & Competition Press.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

2012 Victoria hill climb reunion

I managed to save an interview with Vince Howlett and Dave Cooper on the 2012 hill climb reunion.

Here is the interview with Vince and Dave.

(I hope this works.)

Westwood, 1965

From the August 28, 1965 issue of Autoweek & Competition Press.

It's been pointed out to me that Laurie Craig's Corvette did not blow its engine. It was his other car that blew up.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

more from Kent, 1965.

Support races for the USRRC feature.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Kent USRRC, 1965.

From the August 28, 1966 issue of Autoweek & Competition Press.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Sunday funnies

Not much to offer, but here tis.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Saturday morning sock hop

Hayden Thompson, "Fairlane Rock":

Friday, February 2, 2018

Monday, May 23, 1960, Grandview Bowl, Nanaimo

The Friday, May 20th, regular race at Grandview Bowl was rained out. The special holiday Monday event wasn't affected.

Worth noting is that Victoria's Billy Foster won the main event.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Friday, May 13, 1960, Grandview Bowl, Nanaimo

Opening day after an aborted attempt from the week before. Just not enough cars ready.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

1960 Grandview Bowl season, Nanaimo

Might as well get this one started.

Some pre-season items from April 12th.

Monday, January 29, 2018

end of season at Grandview Bowl, Nanaimo

Some more rainouts. And the final points.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

some sad news from the south

Heard that Eugene, OR's John Langan passed away recently. He was a big deal down there.

Ad from 1967.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Saturday morning sock hop

The Chordettes, "No Wheels":

Friday, January 26, 2018

Friday, September 11, 1959, Grandview Bowl, Nanaimo

Okay, the previous two races over the Labour Day weekend were rained out.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

some confusion about rainouts at Grandview Bowl, 1959

Ads for September 4th and 7th but no results. Not sure if they were rained out or not. And a Doug Bowell photo to boot.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Monday, January 22, 2018

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Sunday funnies

Another set of pages from an old comic book.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Saturday morning sock hop

Viscount V, "Cherry Red Vette":

Friday, January 19, 2018

Friday, August 21, 1959, Grandview Bowl, Nanaimo

It appears Dave Cooper kept the wheels on the pavement. But he didn't win.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Saturday, August 15, 1959, Western Speedway, Victoria

Dave Cooper, in a borrowed car (no doubt his being repaired from the rollover the night before in Nanaimo), wins.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Friday, August 14, 1959, Grandview Bowl, Nanaimo

Regularly scheduled races with Dave Cooper repeating his feat of the previous week.