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Finally racing on our own track

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September, 1977 — For me, our very first race weekend on our new track at Quyon, Quebec, was pretty close to perfect -- I...

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...

40th anniversary of thriller race for kids’ burn unit

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

Ice racing and slaloming – and a championship!

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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...

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...

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...

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. ...
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...

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...

Jon Snadden (1952-2015)

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This morning we lost a very special friend, Jon Snadden. Jon had been in hospital for a while and passed away peacefully this morning...
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