Saturday, August 31, 2019

Saturday morning sock hop

The Bootjacks, "Red Big Car":

Friday, August 30, 2019

Rob Krickemeyer

Clipping from the November 27, 1993 Langley Times.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Norm Ellefson

I've probably posted this before. Norm Ellefson inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame. Clipping from the March 15, 2012 Cheney (WA) newspaper.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

photo from Portland

Looks like CAMRA with #3 being George Robertson and #16 possibly John Tharp.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Monday, August 26, 2019

Westwood photo

By Murray Chambers.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Saturday morning sock hop

George Hamilton IV, "If You Don't Know":

Friday, August 23, 2019

some Langford Speedway racers

Digger Caldwell and Vern Bruce (with Bruce Passmore and Jack Smith) at Langford Speedway. Photos by George Hobson.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Bill Hall, midget racer

From the Vancouver, BC area, Bill Hall raced in the 1950s through to the 1970s. Photo by Gary Sterner.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

ad, 1952

The Belanger Spl. included in a 1952 Champion Spark Plug ad.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Monday, August 19, 2019

1975 NASCAR Export A Series at Westwood

Results from the June 23, 1975 Vancouver Sun.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

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.