Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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).

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Saturday morning sock hop

Jan and Dean, "Horace, the Swinging School Bus Driver":


Friday, August 16, 2019

1975 Export A NASCAR Canadian Series

Stuff from the Vancouver Sun leading up to a 1875 NASCAR race at Westwood.



Thursday, August 15, 2019

1975 full page ad for Westwood

The beginning of the season with an ad by Bob Masse. Vancouver Sun, April 7, 1975.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019

1990 ad for Kent Raceway

The September 2, 1999 Hope Standard had an ad for Agassiz' Kent Raceways.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019

1988 Mission motocross

From the April 12, 1989 Abbotsford, Matsqui, Sumas News. Motocross.


Monday, August 12, 2019

the Vaillant family story in the Hope Standard, 1996

From the August 1, 1996 Hope Standard, a look at Clay Cup winner Reg Vaillant and his family's racing history.


Sunday, August 11, 2019

Sunday funnies

Seems like I got Saturday sock hop and Sunday funnies bassackwards last week. Oh well, hope it didn't cause a time shift or something cosmically catastrophic.

Johnny Comet could fix it, I betcha.



Saturday, August 10, 2019

Saturday morning sock hop

The Outsiders, "Go Go Ferrari":


Friday, August 9, 2019

another from the Hope Standard, 1982

Udo Pietsch doing well at Seattle International Raceway, 1982.

From the August 18, 1982 Hope Standard.


Thursday, August 8, 2019

looking at the weekly papers

Weekly papers often covered racing, either if there was a track to cover or a racer who was doing well. The Hope Standard covered the doings of Hans and Udo Pietsch and their sports car.

This is from October 18, 1978.


Wednesday, August 7, 2019

1920s, Roy Ernstrom

Probably Gresham, OR, again. From the Scovell collection.


Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Monday, August 5, 2019

Art Hines, 1920s/30s

A photo of Art Hines. From the Scovell collection.


Sunday, August 4, 2019

Saturday morning sock hop

Ritchie Deran, "A Girl and a Hot Rod":


Saturday, August 3, 2019

Friday, August 2, 2019

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Les Anderson, Portland, 1948

Les Anderson came up to Vancouver, BC, to race midgets. He also made it to Indianapolis a couple times.


Wednesday, July 31, 2019

1962, sports cars

Looks to be an autocross event.


Tuesday, July 30, 2019

drag racing, gymkhana, 1962

More stuff from the Nanaimo Free Press, 1962.




Monday, July 29, 2019

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Sunday funnies

Continuing with Johnny Comet.





Saturday, July 27, 2019

Saturday morning sock hop

W. Gimmicks, "Let's Go Racing":


Friday, July 26, 2019

drag racing, 1962, Cobble Hill

Ad and results for some drag racing.



Thursday, July 25, 2019

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

some Nanaimo area sports car events

Rallies, talk of a track, stuff like that.






Monday, July 22, 2019

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Sunday funnies

More Johnny Comet:



Saturday, July 20, 2019

Saturday morning sock hop

Charlie Calhoun, "Why the Car Won't Go":


Friday, July 19, 2019

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Sunday, September 9, 1962, Haney Speedway, Haney

A couple Nanaimo guys head over to the mainland and Haney Speedway.


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Saturday, September 8, 1962, Western Speedway, Victoria

Championship races down at Victoria's Western Speedway.


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Monday, July 15, 2019

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Sunday funnies

More from Johnny Comet.



Saturday, July 13, 2019

Saturday morning sock hop

Walt Benton and the Snappers, "Big Wheel":


Friday, July 12, 2019

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Saturday, August 18, 1962, Western Speedway, Victoria

The Nanaimo boys doing well south at Western Speedway.