Thursday, December 31, 2020

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 2020!). 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).

Monday, July 6, 2020

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Saturday morning sock hop

Chuck Berry, "No Money Down":


Friday, July 3, 2020

May 10, 1980, Action Raceway, Langley

Ad and promo stuff from the Langley Advance.





Thursday, July 2, 2020

Bob Stevens, 1970

Better known for his sedan racing at Westwood and elsewhere in the late 1960s/early 1970s, Bob Stevens ran a super modified at Langley in 1970.



Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Bert Laakman, 1974

Nice photo of Bert coming through the hairpin at Westwood.


Tuesday, June 30, 2020

John Hall, Porsche, circa 1960

Saw one of these on the highway recently.


Monday, June 29, 2020

nice picture

Got this off the 'net. Photo by Barrie Goodwin of Larry Sproule at Grandview Bowl, 1966.


Sunday, June 28, 2020

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Saturday morning sock hop

Chuck Berry, "My Mustang Ford":


Friday, June 26, 2020

Grand Vu Arena, Lethbridge, Alberta,1954

Old speedway in Lethbridge, AB. Clippings from 1954.






Thursday, June 25, 2020

Skagit Speedway, 1970

From the June 3, 1970 issue of Racing Wheels.



Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Trans-Am at Pacific Raceways, 1968

From the October 19, 1968 issue of Racing Wheels.



Tuesday, June 23, 2020

sports cars at Western Speedway, 1979

From the Victoria Times-Colonist, August 1, 1979.


Monday, June 22, 2020

hype for a 1919 auto race at Hastings Park

From the May 18 and 24, 1919 Vancouver Sun.



Sunday, June 21, 2020

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Saturday morning sock hop

Dick Dale, "Wild Wild Mustang":


Friday, June 19, 2020

ads from 1956

From the May 25, 1956 Vancouver Province.



Thursday, June 18, 2020

1966 drag racing

Ad and stuff from the Vancouver Province, September 3 and 6, 1966.




Wednesday, June 17, 2020

1965 Langley Speedway opening

Here's a full page ad for the opening of Langley Speedway. From the Langley Advance.


Tuesday, June 16, 2020

George Chapman

1966 Canadian Driving Champion, George Chapman. At speed and at lunch (early 2020, pre-COVID-19). Tom Johnston and Dennis Repel also waiting on food.



Monday, June 15, 2020

found on facebook

Ed Crombie's Indy car at the Knox Mountain Hill Climb.


Sunday, June 14, 2020

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Saturday morning sock hop

The Chesterfield Kings, "Shelby 356":


Friday, June 12, 2020

Tiger

Wes Stinson's Tiger at the 2012 New Westminster car show.


Thursday, June 11, 2020

Who the hell is Trev Deeley?

The tee-shirt, front and back, and the story behind it.




Wednesday, June 10, 2020

'34 Ford coupe

Story on Ross Blewett's project, from the February 7, 2014 Vancouver Sun, by Alyn Edwards.


Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Lorne Findlay, collector story

From the April 22, 2011 Vancouver Sun, by Alyn Edwards.


Monday, June 8, 2020

2010 Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame story

Terry Rea, historian, gets recognized. From the October 29, 2010 Vancouver Sun.


Sunday, June 7, 2020

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Saturday morning sock hop

Steve Earle, "Sweet Little '66":


Friday, June 5, 2020

1978 story on Langley Speedway

From the August 11, 1978 Vancouver Sun, Leisure section.




Thursday, June 4, 2020

1975 Mission drags

Jerry Ruth and Gary Beck line up to race at Mission.