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...

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...
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...

All things must pass: the championship that decided everything

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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...

Picton hill proves painful

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Full disclosure: the above picture is the start-finish line at the Picton racetrack, but it is from the 1978 Canadian Pro race and...

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...

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...
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1982 karts at Quyon

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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...

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...
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...
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