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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...

Cars and appraisals

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,...

Dad and his camera

In 1970, I was a fourteen-year-old who’d just been bitten by the car racing bug. When...

On the road as the home club crumbles

After staging a very successful public race at the Museum of Science and Technology in Ottawa, you’d think that our local Ottawa-Hull...

Showdown at the science museum

Black-and-white photographs in this story are by Dirk Van Battum. June, 1977 — The expected showdown between Jon...

Picton hill proves painful

Full disclosure: the above picture is the start-finish line at the Picton racetrack, but it is from the 1978 Canadian...