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...

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). ...

Getting my feet wet in buzz-bomb karts

After completing the Jim Russell school in the summer of 1975, my attention turned to college — but I was still so...

Kart racing returns to the capital

A friend recently described a photograph as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone. When I posted several photos of...

Racing School: the best $1,200 I ever spent

One of a series of posts about the racing antics we got up to before arriving in competitive karting. Check...

On ice and asphalt

One of a series of posts about the racing antics we got up to before arriving in competitive karting. Check...

Finally, a taste of real racing

One of a series of posts about the racing antics we got up to before arriving in competitive karting. Check...

It’s just a soap box — what could possibly go wrong?

One of a series of posts about the racing antics we got up to before arriving in competitive karting. Check...
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