June 20th, 1971 — These pictures of a George Follmer pit stop which I recently discovered in my files shows why it was so much fun in the old days to photograph motor racing. There I was taking pictures from the middle of pit lane during a Trans Am car race at Edmonton International Speedway and considering there was a fire in the pits on the previous lap — you can see the mess being cleaned up in the background of of the picture below — it was probably the most dangerous place on the track but the pictures were worth it. Up close with a wide angle lens not a telephoto; unobtainable today. That’s car owner Bud Moore sticking his head inside Follmer’s car.
June 10th, 2017 — At the 2017 Canadian Masters Criterium Championships held in Vancouver today Alberta’s Andrew Davidson immediately established a 20 second gap in the men’s 30-39 age group before crashing. He got up quickly, rejoined the peloton, and then working with Cory Jay, below, established another big gap in the next ten laps before pulling away on his own to win the race. More pictures from the race HERE or by clicking on the pictures.
June 6th, 2017 — There were lots of close sprints at this week’s Escape Velocity Tuesday night crit held at Glenlyon in Burnaby. More pictures from this race and others HERE or by clicking on the above picture.
May 16th, 2017 — Pictures from tonight’s Escape Velocity Tuesday night criterium at Glenlyon in Burnaby are HERE or by clicking on the above picture.
May 9th, 2017 — Neil Davies of Jubilee Cycles on his way to winning the Cat 3 Escape Velocity Tuesday night criterium at UBC. More pictures from the races HERE or by clicking on the picture above.
May 7th, 2017 — The winner of the women’s BMO Vancouver Marathon, Gladys Jepkechei Tarus, climbing Camosun Street hill about kilometer 10. Meanwhile below, Susan Girard, who finished 1338th out of 1865 in the women’s race was the last person to actually run up Camuson. All those behind her walked at least part way as did many of those who came before her.
and then the masses.
May 7th, 2017 — Lee Coutts today about kilometer 10 running up Camosun Street during the Vancouver Marathon. Lee finished in a respectable 03:42, 85th of 397 in the 35-39 year old class. Below is Lee in 2009 at Mission Raceway during a provincial championship motocross race which I’m pretty sure he won.
May 2nd, 2017 — More pictures from the Escape Velocity Tuesday night criterium at Glenlyon can be found HERE or by clicking on the above picture.
March 11th, 2017 — Colin Fowlow all the way from Corner Brook, Newfoundland at the first race of Escape Velocity’s 2017 spring series which was held today on the long, hilly, and wet, very wet, Bradner course. More pictures from the race HERE or by clicking on the picture above.
March 25th, 1970 — Rodeo clown Jerry Olson distracts bull #5 from trampling injured rider Ray Lundy of Coronation, Alberta during the Rodeo of Champions at the Edmonton Gardens. Olson was inducted into the rodeo hall of fame last year.