July 11th, 2017 — With fingers just touching the brakes, Kirsti Lay, riding for Rally Cycling, flies down 6th Street onto Columbia to win by almost a lap the New Westminster Grand Prix criterium bicycle race. More pictures from the race are HERE or by clicking on the picture. There are more than a hundred of them so it might take a while to load.
June 14th, 1970 — Eppie Wietzes (94) driving a McLaren M10B on his way to winning the Canadian Road Race Championship event at Edmonton International Speedway. Second in Bill Brack (85) in a Lotus 70. The dust is from cement thrown onto the track to pick up oil spilled on an earlier lap.
July 8th, 2017 — Jennifer Gerth is held in position so she can get back into the peloton after a crash near the end of the 2017 Ladner Criterium, the second event in this year’s BC Superweek bicycle races. More pictures HERE or by clicking on the picture.
July 8th, 2017 — More pictures from the second leg of the Tour de Delta, the Ladner Criterium, all part of BC Superweek, can be found HERE or by clicking on the picture, not that this guy is probably all that interested.
May 19th, 1973 — Wild horse race at the Cloverdale Rodeo.
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.