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Tales of the Golden Beetle: fire and snow

The Golden Beetle was David's first car. All of us -- David, me, and the VW bug -- were 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

The golden beetle was David's first car. All of us -- David, me, and the VW bug -- were the same...

Finally racing on our own track

September, 1977 — For a racing weekend, it was pretty close to perfect -- because at the...

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...
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