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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...

Hello kart 2.0; goodbye racetrack

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1977 was the year that saw Roots change television, the Concorde and the shuttle take their first flights, Elvis leave the building for the...

Playing with the big boys

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

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. ...

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...

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

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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...

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...

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

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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...