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Ottawa stars race in Pro Series, OKRA

Racing at the club level in Ottawa came with limitations. We had to use ~12-horsepower McCulloch engines (originally...

1978: Losing a wheel, flipping upside down

1978 was the year that Jimmy Carter led Israel and Egypt to sign a lasting peace accord, the first test-tube baby...

…and then my feet fell off

From the file:  “you did WHAT when you were young…??” Imagine for a minute that you are a...

The Textile Artisan

Jackie Weatherly-Cadzow is an artist that loves bright, bold color.  Her silk paintings and textile art and acrylic paintings are full of...

All things must pass: the championship that decided everything

All photos in this post are available for purchase in the photo gallery. October-November, 1977 —  The winds...

Tales of the Golden Beetle: the little engine that could

(image above: this is not David's beetle (nor my photo), but I imagine that his looked much the same in...

Tales of the Golden Beetle: fire and snow

(image above: this is not David's beetle, but it is the same year and looks the same except for the...

OceansideAutoAppraisers.com

David Sampson, a name you may remember from other posts about slot-car racing and radio-control car racing, is someone I've known since...

Tales of the Golden Beetle: the gas heater

(image above: this is not David's beetle, but I recall seeing David's legs appearing from underneath his VW in much...

Finally racing on our own track

September, 1977 — For me, our very first race weekend on our new track at Quyon, Quebec,...