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Old racecar pictures

Postby funwithmonkeys » 04 Sep 2016 10:02

Hey guys I would like to propose a new thread. I keep seeing pictures from people of old racecars and such coming up in people's threads and it would be great to have a bunch of these in one place. There is a lot of history that goes with our cars and great stories to go with a lot of these pictures. I love reading these and seeing the pictures as it really shows how much has gone into these cars over the last 48 years.
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Re: Old racecar pictures

Postby bertvorgon » 04 Sep 2016 10:06

Silly bugger..you asked.....
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006.jpg
who: Brian Richards and wife, this is Brian's 510 before Canned Heat paint.
where: Knox Mountain, Kelowna BC, 199?
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who: Keith Law
where: Squamish, BC, 199?
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004.jpg
who: Keith Law
where: Knox Mountain, Kelowna, BC, 199?
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005.jpg
who: Keith Law
where: Knox Mountain, Kelowna, BC, 199?
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who: Keith Law
where: BellingHam Gran Prix
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003.jpg
who: everybody!!!
where: Knox Mountain, Kelowna BC, 1987
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001.jpg
who: Keith Law
where: Bellingham, Washington, 198?, 199?
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who: Cam Thorkelson's 510
where: Knox Mountain, 199?
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who: Sean Kearney's 1200
where: Knox Mountain, 199?, 20??
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1973 2Door Slalom/hill climb/road race / canyon carver /Giant Killer 510
1968 Vintage 3HP Mini Bike
1971 Vintage 13' BOLER trailer

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Re: Old racecar pictures

Postby bertvorgon » 04 Sep 2016 10:08

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who: Andy Pearson testing the tube-frame 510 he built for Brian Richards, Collin Jackson holding the door-skin.
where: Westwood, Coquitlam, BC, 198?, 199?
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interior shot of Brian's car
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exterior shot of Brian's car
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who: Mark Bennie?
where: Knox Mountain, Kelowna BC, 199?
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who: Andy Pearson... apparently the car drives really well! Collin Jackson leaning in
where: Westwood, Coquitlam, BC, 198?, 199?
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who: Don Nimi in his GT-3 200SX, in front of Wade Ward's GT-1 Greenwood Corvette
where: Knox Mountain, Kelowna BC, 199?
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who (L to R): Tracey Pearson?, 2, Andy? (in the car), Collin Jackson, 5, 6, 7
where: Westwood, Coquitlam BC, 199?
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Andy Pearson's SP-1 Colt, powered by 500+HP fancy motor
where: looks like one of the old car shows at the PNE Forum, maybe late 1980s?
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who: Mark Bennie's streamlined fastback rotary powered 510?
where: Knox Mountain, Kelowna BC, 199?
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1973 2Door Slalom/hill climb/road race / canyon carver /Giant Killer 510
1968 Vintage 3HP Mini Bike
1971 Vintage 13' BOLER trailer

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Re: Old racecar pictures

Postby bertvorgon » 04 Sep 2016 10:09

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who (L to R): Keith Law's 510, Dave Christie's 510, Brent Wilson's 510
where: Know Mountain, Kelowna BC, 1992?
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who: Keith's 510, Dave Christie standing behind it (spy vs. spy!)
where: Knox Mountain, Kelowna BC, 1992?
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who (L to R): Brent Wilson's car, Keith Law's car, Wade Ward's GT-1 Corvette
where: Knox Mountain, Kelowna BC, 199?
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who (L to R): Keith's car, Dave's car, Brent's car, Campbel Carlyle's Firebird, with Carolyn Koehn standing in front of it?
where: Knox Mountain, Kelowna BC, 199?
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who: Dave Christie's 510
where: ?
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who: Ian Wood is sitting on the hood of Brent's 510, Keith's 510
where: Knox Mountain, Kelowna BC, 198?, 199?
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who: Dave's 510, Keith's 510, Brent's 510?
where: Canadian National Slalom, UBC Slalom, 1991. I won!
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who: Keith's 510, Dave's 510
where: top of Knox Mountain, Kelowna BC, 199?
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who: Chickenhead Racing's 510, Brad James
where: Knox Mountain, Kelowna BC, 1992ish?
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1973 2Door Slalom/hill climb/road race / canyon carver /Giant Killer 510
1968 Vintage 3HP Mini Bike
1971 Vintage 13' BOLER trailer

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Re: Old racecar pictures

Postby bertvorgon » 04 Sep 2016 10:10

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who (L to R): the back of Keith's car, Sean Kearney's 510
where: Knox Mountain pits, 199?
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who: Dave Christie
where: Knox Mountain, 1992?
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who (L to R): Pat Roberts, Dave Doan, hanging on to Jamie's bumper?
where: Barnes Lake BC, 199?
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who: Keith Law
where: Bellingham Gran Prix
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who: Dave Christie
where: Knox Mountain, 1992?
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who (L to R): 1, 2, Keith's car, Dave's car
where: Knox Mountain, 199?
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who: Don Nimi (PDM) driving Kit's 3-rotor RX7 FD
where: Knox Mountain, 1997?
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who (L to R): ? changing wheels on ?'s 510, Jason Koehn, Jamie Mitchell, Jamie's ice racer, Jason's ice racer (running the pre-turbo Z24 motor that eventually ended up in the Colt)
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who: Dave's car, Keith's car, Noel's car?, Dave in the white driving suit, Noel in the red driving suit?
where: Knox Mountain, 199?
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1973 2Door Slalom/hill climb/road race / canyon carver /Giant Killer 510
1968 Vintage 3HP Mini Bike
1971 Vintage 13' BOLER trailer

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Re: Old racecar pictures

Postby bertvorgon » 04 Sep 2016 10:12

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who: Andy's GT1 Camaro, L to R 1, Tracey Pearson?, 3, Andy Pearson, 5
where: Boundary Bay?, 200?
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042.jpg
who: Andy Pearson (red white blue suit)
where: Portland, 200?
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036 (2).jpg
who: Sean Kearney & his 1200
where: Knox Mountain Pits, 200?
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038.jpg
who (L to R): 1, Collin Jackson's GT3 240SX
where: Thunderhill, CA.
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039.jpg
who: Matt Law putting a stop to things, ?torquing lug nuts, Collin's car
where: Thunderhill, CA.
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033 (2).jpg
who: Keith Law
where: Knox Mountain, 1997, the sub-2-minute year!!! Goal Achieved!!! You have unlocked King Of The Hill Status!!! This car and this record forced a rethink of the roll-bar vs. roll-cage rules that used to allow roll-bars
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033.jpg
who: Bob Boyer's 510, Chev 350, TH400, etc)
where: Knox Mountain, 199?
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030.jpg
who: Sean Kearney's 510, Keith's 510
where: Knox Pits, 199?
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032.jpg
who: Dean Konrad's 510 drag car
where: Mission Raceway (the drag strip part of the track!)
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1968 Vintage 3HP Mini Bike
1971 Vintage 13' BOLER trailer

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Re: Old racecar pictures

Postby bertvorgon » 04 Sep 2016 10:14

last..or...there COULD be a lot more...
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044.jpg
who: Some of Andy's wizardry normally hidden inside the panels of Collin's SCCA GT3 National Title winning 240SX, ? Dan|
where: Seattle Raceway
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048.jpg
who:
[left cluster, L to R]:
James McMillan (white hat),
Richard Norrish (black hat),
black lab puppydog,
? (black-shirt girl),
? (blue-shirt girl),
Ray Stashuk (white shirt),
Spencer Devivo? Denis Gagne? (black shirt + gray ballcap),
Nick Mumford? (black shirt, back to camera)
Cam Bonner (black ballcap)
[right cluster, L to R]:
Malcolm McQueen, Byron Meston, Keith Law
where: ???
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043.jpg
who: Andy's Camaro
where: Portland 201?
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031.jpg
who: Jamie's 510, Jamie foreground, Byron background
where: Knox Pits, 199?
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034 (2).jpg
who: Dave Humphrey's HL510, The Specialty Gang, Tracey Pearson's 510
where: Westwood Pits, 1991?
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1973 2Door Slalom/hill climb/road race / canyon carver /Giant Killer 510
1968 Vintage 3HP Mini Bike
1971 Vintage 13' BOLER trailer

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Re: Old racecar pictures

Postby KiKiIchiBan » 05 Sep 2016 05:49

Bookmarked this.

Mine from its former life in Japan.

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My Bluebird SSS Coupe #25
http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?t=26929

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Re: Old racecar pictures

Postby funwithmonkeys » 05 Sep 2016 11:17

Those are fantastic Keith. There are some great shots of your car in what looks like full attack mode. That big smile on Andy's face in the 510 and his GT1 car with the nose off.....now that is some rubber.
KiKiIchiBan it's great that you have old pictures like that of the car you are now restoring.
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Re: Old racecar pictures

Postby RMS » 05 Sep 2016 14:52

I don't know whats better the cars or the hair?
two_68_510s wrote:I guess our donkeys are quicker then your sled dogs!

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Re: Old racecar pictures

Postby bertvorgon » 05 Sep 2016 15:24

HEY...you leave the hair alone.....we came out of the 60's with long hair and it just carried on for a bit....

My 1972 wagon, you can see the quasi roll cage I had put in it by Green's Automotive. I was doing a LOT of gravel road trips up the middle of the Island, before the Island highway was put in and travelling quite fast you might say, on said gravel. Under that car was basically the African Rally suspension, modified, with Koni shocks and Michelin tires. I figured if I put it off the road or on the lid I would at least have half a chance of walking away, a lot of people did NOT on the back road, 100 miles of gravel one way. So, on a weekend to visit my folks in Telegraph Cove, I would do 200 miles of gravel, plus the wonderful windy paved road from Campbell River to Gold River.

What the wagon put up with was a testament to how good our 510's were/are. It got raced, did some ice dicing, slaloms and misc 4 x 4 excursions, kinda like Robyn does with his 510. It was pretty beat when I was finished with it, at had over 200,000 miles on it, with a ton with the original permutation of the Garret Turbo kit.

That airbox is still the one on my car to this day, 44 years later...YIKES!!!!
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The original turbo kit as it went into my wagon
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Mid 70's at Barnes lake
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Stopped for lunch Vancouver island north
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"Racing makes heroin addiction look like a vague wish for something salty" - Peter Egan

1973 2Door Slalom/hill climb/road race / canyon carver /Giant Killer 510
1968 Vintage 3HP Mini Bike
1971 Vintage 13' BOLER trailer

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Re: Old racecar pictures

Postby bertvorgon » 05 Sep 2016 15:49

Then....there were the MR.GUTS years...100.00 club cars we dragged around the Province to beat upon till death....It was amazing how you can flog something and it will keep going. That Toyota had the engine seize 4 times, we let it cool down, and kept going, finally throwing a rod. The Toyota is up at Westwood, when we had unfettered use of the track for whole weekends...with the only stipulation..."Don't kill your selves!" We would camp up there by the original club house, burn up a tank of gas in our 510's on the track, party at night, drive the track at night, and try to kill Mr. Guts.

Sorry if I have bored you all, I do get lost in my time machine of pictorial history of my motorsport involvement.
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"Racing makes heroin addiction look like a vague wish for something salty" - Peter Egan

1973 2Door Slalom/hill climb/road race / canyon carver /Giant Killer 510
1968 Vintage 3HP Mini Bike
1971 Vintage 13' BOLER trailer

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Re: Old racecar pictures

Postby duke » 05 Sep 2016 16:00

This is all pure gold! I'm loving the pictures! Keith, your stories about Westwood back in the day sound amazing. I couldn't imagine having that kind of access to a track.
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Re: Old racecar pictures

Postby Idoxlr8 » 05 Sep 2016 19:01

More please!
This is fantastic Keith.....time capsule pictures. You can tell the decades by the hair and shorts!

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Re: Old racecar pictures

Postby greenthumb » 05 Sep 2016 19:25

is that a young(er) Byron M changing that front tire on jpg 031?


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