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Finally, a taste of real racing

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

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

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As racers know, racing is racing.  Back when racing contracts used to allow it, drivers would compete in more than one series at a time. ...

Chapter 1: The road to racing

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I have a ton of photographs from karting days in the '70s and early '80s. Recently, I put some of them up on...

Kart racing returns to the capital

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A friend recently described a photograph as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone. When I posted several photos of karting days-gone-by on...
my home slot car track for little electric projectiles. They were fast!

A passion for racing little electric projectiles

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

Ottawa stars race in Pro Series, OKRA

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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...

Getting my feet wet in buzz-bomb karts

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

Goodyear crush at 1978 Canadian Pro Series finale

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(Cover photo): Paul Mason leads Bill Packham in the MRD (Mason Racing Developments) Deavinson karts during the International heats. Paul took pole from eventual...
Radio-controlled racing cars in Ottawa, circa 1972

Radio-controlled racing cars and … a curb

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

1978: a chaotic start to a new year

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1978 was the year that Jimmy Carter led Israel and Egypt to sign a lasting peace accord, the first test-tube baby was born...