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Jon Snadden (1952-2015)

This morning we lost a very special friend, Jon Snadden. Jon had been in hospital for a while and passed away peacefully this morning surrounded, as I understand it,...
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1982 karts at Quyon

Yes, believe it or not, this started out as a silent film!  This race is at the kart track in Quyon, Quebec, about 1981-1982. The track was opened in 1977...

40th anniversary of thriller race for kids’ burn unit

Story by Derek Cadzow with contributions from Sean Sweet and Fred Zufelt. All photos on this page are credited to the late Dirk Van Battum Prints of photos are...

Nepean Grand Prix raises $ for Children’s Hospital burn unit

Story by Derek Cadzow with contributions from Sean Sweet and Fred Zufelt. Prints of photos are available in our client galleries. So far, I've published posts about my motor...

Goodyear win caps 1978 Canadian Pro Series

(Cover photo): Paul Mason leads Bill Packham in the MRD (Mason Racing Developments) Deavinson karts during the International heats. Paul took pole from eventual winner Scott Goodyear but fell...

Pro Series Picton wins for Fugère, Serravalle

These are the stories of the first Canadian Pro Series championship karting series that toured several tracks in Ontario and one in Quebec in 1978. Even though I didn’t...

Snadden, Patuelli score Pro Series wins

These are the stories of the first Canadian Pro championship karting series that toured several tracks in Ontario and one in Quebec in 1978. Even though I didn't...

Ottawa stars race in Pro Series, OKRA

In 1978 I didn't race too much myself, but I was involved with the organization and publicity for the first Canadian Pro Series for National and International class karts...

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 was born (she's 42 this year!), new...

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 were kicking up and a storm was brewing between the Ottawa-Hull Kart...

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