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.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Friday, August 7, 1959, Grandview Bowl, Nanaimo

Dave Cooper making headlines, first for the right reason and then for the wrong reason.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sunday funnies

From an old comic book.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

10 years

Seems this is an anniversary/birthday of sorts. I started this blog ten years ago, January 13, 2008.

The two inspirations for its continuing existence are the late Don Radbruch and Pike Green, both of whom were generous with their knowledge, their archives and their enthusiasm for me to keep searching for more racing history.

So this anniversary/birthday post is dedicated to their memory.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Saturday, July 25, 1959, Western Speedway, Victoria

Next day, down south at Victoria's Western Speedway.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Friday, July 24, 1959, Grandview Bowl, Nanaimo

Different winners on a Friday night at Nanaimo.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Saturday, July 18, 1959, Western Speedway, Victoria

The Saturday night race at Victoria's Western Speedway. And the next day, sad news concerning racer Dick Willoughby.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Friday, July 17, 1959, Grandview Bowl, Nanaimo

Regularly scheduled races with local hero Ray Pottinger doing well.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Saturday, July 11, 1959, Western Speedway, Victoria

Another Nanaimo report on the racing south in Victoria.

Sunday, January 7, 2018


Bell helmet ads.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Saturday morning sock hop

Johnny Fortune, "Dragster":

Friday, January 5, 2018

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Saturday, July 4, 1959, Western Speedway, Victoria

Report on the races south of Nanaimo down in Victoria.