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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 karting...

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...

Scotland’s Southern Hebrides

This was a trip to say goodbye to my Dad. Over the years, he had taken numerous trips back to Scotland and...

Hello faster kart; goodbye track

1977 was the year that saw Roots change television, the Concorde and the shuttle take their...

Playing with the big boys

(Above) Getting ready to go out onto the track for practice: in red, Dave Elliot (#5), in white, me (#25). ...

Two weeks in Stockholm

November 10, 2005 -- Ever feel like you’re stuffed into a sardine can? That’s...

Secrets of the silver spool

It was like meeting an old acquaintance you hadn’t seen in a long time:  someone who reminded you of a different time...

50th year of vintage cars in Washington

More than 70 vintage cars were on display at the Washington waterfront today — and if you didn’t already know what old...
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