Links to Related Sites
2020: permanent wesites are fading out --- but these still seem to be 'alive':
Early drag racing in the UK: one small man with a tiny car and HUGE engineering genius:
an e-mail one of my correspondents said "Is there anyone who DOESN'T
know Rick Young?" This gregarious ex-F2 and ex-F1 racer, ongoing
visited his 175th track in July 2009) and
long-time contributor to my website, now deservedly
has his own website. Rick is also a busy track photographer in
Canada and the USA, and contributor to Short Circuit Magazine.
People who know stock-car racing go to his
NEW in 2015 site: http://www.rickattheraces.net/ricks-cars/
"What car body is that??" Chances are someone on this excellent internet forum can help. They are not only expert, but polite, too.
If you want the rich background of stock car racing "North o' the borrder", in the 60s, 70s, and 80s, you can't do better than see this website: http://www.scotlandstockcars.com/
Whittam maintains a truly massive collection of BriSCA photographs,
from his time as track photographer; several appear with his
permission on this website. |
As well as selling high-quality
prints, he has now created two "e-Books", which you can access and
purchase via this link:
<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/brisca-f1-stock-cars/id657658427?mt=11&uo=4" target="itunes_store">BriSCA F1 Stock Cars - eBooks by A.B. Whittam</a>
you want "the gen" on early stock-car racing, especially in the London
area, Pete Marsh is your man. Really solid research here, tons of
old programmes, and contributions from folks who were there in
the 1950's and 1960's. You can spend hours at this site:
Dawson has been around the oval track scene for many years, and his
[first] site mixes history with today's news, a "blog", fascinating links, and
it is still growing. Don't be put off by the "rotating" link bars
on the first site --- they do work if you nail them!
may know of some tracks that now exist only in our memories --- but Simon
Lewis's site has a page listing "all" of the defunct oval tracks, in alphabetical order.
How many? I stopped, feeling rather sad, at FIFTY (50), and
I was nowhere near the end of the list. A valuable and
important bit of historical research here: http://www.simonlewis.com/sc5.html
is just one of several "pages" of Simon Lewis's site. Chweck his
main website for all the car books you'd ever want: http://www.simonlewis.com .
CARS: Thanks to John Hyam for this link to one of his speedway-themed
sites; a much appreciated forum with fascinating facts and