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2020: permanent wesites are fading out --- but these still seem to be 'alive':


Drag Racing

Early drag racing in the UK: one small man with a tiny car and HUGE engineering genius: 

http://www.stripduster.co.uk/

Stock Cars

In 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 track-chaser (Rick 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.
http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/forum

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/


Arthur 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>




If 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:
http://www.petermarsh.freeuk.com/stockcar/


John 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!  
http://www.johndawson.me.uk/




You 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

That 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 .

MIDGET CARS: Thanks to John Hyam for this link to one of his speedway-themed sites;  a much appreciated forum with fascinating facts and photos.  
http://midgetcarpanorama.proboards.com/index.cgi

 

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