BILL'S SOMEWHAT WEEKLY BLOG        


Since I seem to have lost my forum, Mark Thomas' "Racin' Paper", I will apparently enter the 21st Century and start doing my column as a
blog. In certain times of the year, this may not be weekly; but I promise to keep it regular. Many of the site regulars have only been able to
get my columns via this site, anyway, and representing the very newspaper that was given out at Thunder Road gave me no press courtesies.
So, I might as well do it this way and reach some different readers. Let me know what you think. -Bill

 

                                  WEEKLY BLOG LINK PAGE                              

     April 30, 2012 - Shirley Wallace, Jay, NY Car Builder and Owner
           May 6, 2012 - C. J. Richards
           May 20, 2012 - Three Brothers Racing at Once
           May 28, 2012 - Pete Corey, the Crescent Hillbilly
           June 2, 2012 - Norm Scarborough: Remarkable Vermont Car Builder
           June 11, 2012 - Clarence "Cornfield" Rock
           June 18, 2012 - Harold "Hardluck" Hanaford [First of 2 on him]
           June 24, 2012 - Triangle Racing Association
        
 July 1, 2012 - The Schenectady Gazette as a racing paper
           July 9, 2012 - [Harold Hanaford 2]
           July 15, 2012 - [I Thought I Told Ya Not To]
           July 23, 2012 - [Sanford Speedway]
        
 July 30, 2012 - [Dave Dion]
           August 6, 2012 - [Lakeville Speedway]
          August 11, 2012 - [Victoria Speedway]
          August 20, 2012 - [The Caputo and Drellos Team Cars]
          August 26, 2012 - [Roy "Pappy" Forsyth]
         September 2, 2012 - [Spence Parkhurst, Dave Brooks, and Gene Tetrault]
         September 10, 2012 - [Early American Racing in Quebec]
      
 September 17, 2012 - [Early Flips and Ken Meahl
        September 24, 2012 - [Durable Coupes like Skip Roots' 3 Window]
         September 30, 2012 - [One Photo Can Tell a Whole Story (about Fairmont Speedway in 1964) ]
     
 October 08, 2012 - [Glens Falls Racing Community]
         October 14, 2012 - [Chet Hames]
      October 22, 2012 - [Tracks and How Original Their Names Were]
      November 3, 2012 - [Harold Garstang and the Rte 66 Speedway]
      November 10, 2012 - [Art Cody]
      November 17, 2012 - [Strange Stories of Early Racing II]
      November 26, 2012 - [Early Days of Stock Car Racing]
       December 4, 2012 - [Interesting Thunder Road Roster]
      December 10, 2012 - [Exeter, ME Fairgrounds Speedway]
       December 17, 2012 - [How Sad it is To See a Dead Race Track]   
   
 December 31, 2012 - [2012 Devil's Bowl Champs Remind us of Past Generations]

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     January 14, 2013 - [It Could Only Happen in the Old Days Part 2]
     January 25, 2013 - [Race in Early Racing]
     February 2, 2013 - [T R Waters and the Grand American Division]
     February 11, 2012 - [Difficult Transition Year of 1965]
     February 24, 2013 - [Life in the Old Days - more stories]
    March 3, 2012 - [Race in Earlier Northeastern Racing]
    March 10, 2013 - [C.J. Richards, the Puppetmaster]
    March 25, 2013 - [The Jim Hoyt Wreck at Fonda]
   March 31, 2013 - [Unforgettable Trips to Oxford Plains Speedway]
   April 12, 2013 - [The Great Airborne Ice Races]
   April 28, 2013 - [The Exeter, Maine Fairgrounds]
    May 5, 2013 - [The Northfield, VT Race Track]
    May 13, 2013 - [Racing at the Champlain Valley Fairgrounds]
    June 4, 2013 - [Dick Pennock and his Super 38's ]
    June 10, 2013 - [Every Wreck Picture Got a Story to It]
   June 17, 2013 - [Pete Racine]
   June 22, 2013 - [Late Models' Background at Devil's Bowl]
   July 2, 2013 - [The Whiting Racing Community]
   July 15, 2013 - [Moffitt Park Speedway]
   July 27, 2013 - [Unity Raceway]
   August 10, 2013 - [Butch Jelley]
  August 31, 2013 - [The Oxford Plains Speedway Charger Division]
  September 8, 2013 - [The Long - Lived Car of Bob Hoffer]
  September 17, 2013 - [Malletts Bay Raceway]
  September 21,  2013 - Racer Bill Fredericks]
  September 28, 2013 - [Messin' With Sasquatch (about NASCAR)]
  October 9, 2013 - [Strap in With Biggy]
  October 23, 2013 - [Airborne Park Speedway 1955 Points Finish]
  November 9, 2013 - [Fairmont Speedways "Guest Drivers"]
  November 20, 2013 - [Rainbow Ridge Raceway]
  December 9, 2013 - [Art Cody]
  December 14, 2013 - [Ken Shoemaker]
  December 30, 2013 - [The All Star Stock Car Racing League]

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  January 11, 2014 - [Moments Before a Race]
  January 24, 2014 - [Sometimes It Got a Little Crazy Up There] Early trips to race in Canada.
  February 7, 2014 - [There Were Some Real Characters in Early Racing]
  February 14, 2014 - [Remembering Doc Nellis]
  March 3, 2014 - [The Generations of Devil's Bowl Drivers]
  March 19, 2014 - [Bob Whitbeck's Holey Car]
  March 30, 2014 - [Observations on a Photo of Louie Arriving]
  April 13, 2014 - [Quirky Stories of Early Tracks]
  April 25, 2014 - [The History Between Airborne Park Speedway and Vermont]
  May 11, 2014 - [Dim Memories of Riverside, Agawam]
  June 2, 2014 - [Tales of New Hampshire Bullrings]
  June 12, 2014 - [Grovetona]
  July 3, 2014 - [Holey Cars, Batman !]
  July 9, 2014 - [The Governor's Cup]
  July 22, 2014 - [Glenn Andrews, An Early Interstate Driver]
  August 3, 2014 - [A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words II - Bob Bushey]
  August 16, 2014 - [Thoughts on Homer by Me n' Lewie]
  August 26, 2014 - [What About the Number 6 7/8 ?]
  September 19, 2014 - [Pauly and Rex]
  October 8, 2014 - [It Just Gets Curiouser and Curiouser]
  October 21, 2014 - [McGregor Speedway]
  November 2, 2014 - [Saranac Lake Speedway - the Land of Make Believe in More Than One Way]
  November 17, 2014 - [Pico Raceway and Its Big Names]
  December 7, 2014 - [The Ingerson brothers]|
  December 30, 2014 - [It's Who Ya Know]

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January 12, 2015 - [Henry Caputo]
  January 24, 2015 - [Powder Puff Racing in the Old Days]
  February 5, 2015 - [Charlie Morse]
  February 22, 2014 - [The Grand National Race at Airborne]
  March 6, 2015 - [Just Sit There and Rake it in - Fairmont's 2 Challenging Seasons]
  March 15, 2015 - [Those Amazing Agawam Sedans]
  April 5, 2015 - [NY's Invasion of Stafford Springs]
  April 20, 2015 - [Richie Panch's Rookie Year in Northern NASCAR, 1972]
  May 14, 2015 - [Best Performances in a Forgotten League (All Star League)]
  May 27, 2015 - [Emily Packard: It Takes More Than a Village to Get Her Where She is Now]
  June 9, 2015 - [What the Hell is Going on Here ?]
  July 1, 2015 - [Bob Harrison - the Ultimate Used Car Man]
  July 12, 2015 - [Don Wayman - a True Champion]
  July 26, 2015 - [Mike Osborne, The Yankee Flyer]

  September 10, 2015 - [Oh That Must Be Uncle Al] (Al Romano)
  September 22, 2015 - [Go Get 'Em, Ol' Man !] (Leon Gonyo)
  October 13, 2015 - [Ted Tappett]
  October 31, 2015 - [The Carl Kiekhaefer racing effort]
  November 29, 2015 - [NASCAR's Pony Car Division]
  December 8, 2015 - [A Historic Event at JACKsonville (Wendell Scott/ Jack Anderson)]

 

January 6, 2016 - [Rediscovering Steve Danish]
      January 21, 2016 - [Flying Off in Strange Places]
      February 12, 2016 - [Outdoor Roller Derby Anyone ?]
      February 25, 2016 - [Sometimes Racing Folks Hit a Crossroads Between Sports]
      March 9, 2016 - [The Story Behind Those Old Program Ads]
      March 24, 2016 - [The Governors' Cup]
      April 10, 2016 - [The Early Late Model Experiment]
      April 26, 2016 - [They Just Saw Things Differently Then]
      May 23, 2016 - [The Amazin' Camaros of Devil's Bowl]
      June 8, 2016 -  [This One Reads About the Reeds and the Reids]
      July 4, 2016 - [Russ Truelove]
      July 19, 2016 - [Bill Threw A Fit]
      August 14, 2016 - [Ray "Zero" Brown]
      September 20, 2016 - [This One Reads About the Reeds and the Reids]
      October 12, 2016 - [The First Time I Saw Rebel in Joey's car]
      October 27, 2016 - [He's Quite a Jim ! - About Jim Hoyt]
      November 13, 2016 - [Recorded in Amsterdam]
      November 30, 2016 - [Guys Like Dave n' Red]
      December 18, 2016 - [If It Only Still was]

 

January 10, 2017 - [Those Daring Young Men and Their Flags]
       January 30, 2017 - [Bomoseen Raceway and the Old Fairmont Park Motor Speedway
      February 16, 2017 - [The Other Race in Racing]

      March 4, 2017 - [Harry's Cars]
      March 19, 2017 - Debunking Myths
      April 1, 2017 - We Love Our Stoodies - about Studebakers in racing]
      April 15, 2017 -  [The Northern NY Roadster Circuit
      May 3, 2017 - You See Some of the Damndest Cars
     May 24, 2017 - The Trouble With Empire Raceway

       June 12, 2017 - George Hay
       June 29, 2017 - There Was Still Room for Characters in Racing (Chester T Wood)
       July 13, 2017 - Then A long Came Stumpy - about Don Stumpf invading Fonda Speedway.

 

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