Miscellaneous Photographs

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Pit stop

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.

Andrew Davidson winner

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.

Vancouver Marathon 2017

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.

Lee Coutts

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.

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