In the summer of 1986 drag racing in Western Canada was all but non-existent so the Mission Sand Drags came to be. Mission Raceway Park was still dealing with the government to come through with the promised funds to build a drag strip while drag
The 1995 Goodguys Spring Nationals was held a decade before the Goodguys Del Mar Nationals. The Spring Nationals was a fixture at the Fairplex in Pomona. With its close proximity to so many hot rod shops, legends and history, the event was always a good
There was a time when the NHRA ran Top Fuel motorcycles as a professional eliminator. When I first started going to the drags in the latter part of the 1960’s, I was instantly drawn to those that burned the magic elixir known as nitromethane….Top fuel
Classic Northwest Tractor Pulling has a fairly rich history but, results, stats and general info is not easy to find. Dates, both in print and online, are all but impossible to tie down with any certainty, so best be said this story is about as
There was a time in motorsport history when Jet Cars roamed the salt at the Bonneville salt flats. These archival images show the power and majesty of these jet-powered streamliners.
The years were 1963 and 1964, a time of political upheaval. A civil rights war raged
Fremont Raceway (1959-1988) was known for many things. Located in the bayside marshlands 30 miles Southeast of San Francisco it featured the best “bite” and “air” of any quarter mile in the United States. The land was owned by Southern Pacific Railroad who doled out
California was the epicenter for fuel racing in the late ’50s, but several West Coast teams were skeptical of the big speeds being reported on the East Coast by a racer named Don Garlits. The Smokers Car Club of Bakersfield sensed an opportunity in that
The 1996 Goodguys Pacific Northwest Nationals is today's time capsule. The mid-summer event is second oldest Goodguys national event on their schedule. Held each July – it is the Northwest’s signature summertime hot rod show enveloping the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup with
Today’s Tuesday Time Capsule focuses on the 1993 Monterey Historics. It was a significant event in that it was the rebirth of one of history’s most powerful race cars (some would argue the most powerful ever) – Mark Donahue’s Penske Sunoco Porsche 917/30. This one
The Golden Age of Canadian Motorcycle Road Racing occurred during the mid-1980s. With the closest drag strip hours away, I sought out other ways to get my motorsports photography fix. To my good fortune there was an exceptional road course minutes from my home.