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Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Tom's first couple of Cars
Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame ......and "Tom Nesbitt" Day
Tom signing my photo of his Model "A" Sedan.........#1 of course!!
The brain protector and the famous "blue" Studebaker!!
The Stude and The Cake...
How many of these do you have, Tom? ...and Tom with Jeff Caldwell's kids!
It is extremely difficult in a few words to describe the illustrious career of Tom Nesbitt. Tom was recently inducted into The Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame here in Thunder Bay, an honour that really took way too long to come. Tom started his memorable racing career when our city was called Fort William, and during the time when the likes of Barry Kettering, Merv Dove, Louis Tocheri, and the Massaro brothers were cutting up the CLE grounds back in the late 1950's.
His famed blue Studebaker saw many checkered flags and in 1968 alone had won an incredible 19 of the 21 late model features that he entered that year at Riverview Raceways here in Fort William, now Thunder Bay, Ontario. His career took him racing to such places as Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, Texas, Louisiana, Indiana, Florida, Mississippi and who knows where else, winning numerous races and many championships along the way during his 50 plus year reign on the dirt.
Tom Nesbitt day was held last month on November 22 at the West Arthur Community Centre to a great crowd who all enjoyed congratulating Tom and talking with their old racing buddies. There were tons of photo albums full of photos for everyone to reminisce about the good ol' days.
The Stieh Family can be commended for sponsoring a great event that was thoroughly enjoyed by all in attendance.
If you want to read all this in more detail, Jeff Caldwell summed it up in a well written detailed story that you can find by clicking here http://www.gotomn.com/racing/history/Tom-Nesbitt/tom-nesbitt-tribute.htm
Thanks Tom "The Bomb" Nesbitt for the memories and Jeff Caldwell for the great write-up on the racing history website and for some of the photos here.
As usual, be sure to click on any of the photos to enlarge them!!
Monday, December 21, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Hey!....with Santa smokin'everything under the sun for hundreds of years........It's a real miracle that he's still around! I couldn't resist adding these ads before the big day!!
As usual..click on the pictures for a larger image! ....Oh Yes...and note that these are American Ads....Santa doesn't smoke when he comes to Canada....LOL
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Here's the famous test pattern I remember on CFCJ Television in Fort William and Port Arthur back in the '50's and next is Dinah Shore at one of her Christmas specials...Remember? The Dinah Shore Chevy Show! Click here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGZvQoPxhNs for a great old Chevy Commercial from the show on youtube.
....and the original Grinch!
We all loved to see the Bob Hope Christmas specials from all the combat posts around the world! The top right one was taken in Viet Nam!
This is "Carnac the Magnificent" on one of Johnny's Christmas shows....and next is Mister Magoo as Scrooge!