Feature Article

Linda Smith (issue 100)
by / on November 26, 2011 at 4:47 am / in Feature Article, Other Motorsports, Washington

Linda Smith (issue 100)

The trip from Lake Tapps, Wash., to Puyallup is but a few miles. But for Linda Smith and her pair of ’58 Impalas, showing up at the Goodguys Pacific Northwest Nationals this summer marked the end of a very long journey. It was the first time the vintage Chevies had seen daylight since Linda’s husband David passed away in 2003.

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World of Outlaws (issue 100)
by / on November 26, 2011 at 12:34 am / in Feature Article, Open Wheels

World of Outlaws (issue 100)

Photos from the 2011 World of Outlaws event at Skagit Speedway by Robert Hunter, Wildlight Photography, Lisa Swanberg and Steve Heeb

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Rob Boardway (issue 99)
by / on September 26, 2011 at 4:47 pm / in Drag Racing, Feature Article, Washington

Rob Boardway (issue 99)

Rob has logged three seasons of drag racing, but his involvement with the racing industry dates back to the mid-’90s. “I went to see my first race at the Goodguys Drags in 1995 and I was hooked,” he recalls of being a spectator at Pacific Raceways, then Seattle International Raceway. “I just couldn’t resist.” A few years later he would be looking from the driver’s seat.

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Chuck Russell (issue 99)
by / on September 26, 2011 at 4:47 pm / in Feature Article, Other Motorsports, Washington

Chuck Russell (issue 99)

Before Chuck Russell attended the final day of the 2000 Goodguys show in Puyallup, his wife Karla asked if they would ever get a street rod of their own. “I told her that something would find us,” Chuck recalls.

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360 Nationals at Skagit (issue 99)
by / on September 26, 2011 at 5:42 am / in Feature Article, Open Wheels, Washington

360 Nationals at Skagit (issue 99)

3600 Nationals photos by Robert Hunter, Lisa Swanberg, Jerry Nelson and Steve Heeb

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Daffodil Cup (issue 99)
by / on September 26, 2011 at 5:39 am / in Feature Article, Open Wheels, Washington

Daffodil Cup (issue 99)

Daffodil Cup photos by Robert Hunter, Ken Keating, Scott Cedergreen, Barrie Goodwin and Wildlight Photography

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Dave and Larry Keller (issue 98)
by / on August 25, 2011 at 4:47 pm / in Feature Article, Street Rods, Washington

Dave and Larry Keller (issue 98)

Dave and Larry Keller

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Jerry Lee and Mike Mejer (issue 98)
by / on August 15, 2011 at 4:47 pm / in Feature Article, Other Motorsports, Washington

Jerry Lee and Mike Mejer (issue 98)

Autocross Corvettes: Jerry Lee and Mike Mejer

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Tim Minister (issue 97)
by / on July 26, 2011 at 4:47 pm / in Feature Article, Stock Cars, Washington

Tim Minister (issue 97)

Long before Tim Minister of Eatonville, Wash., began turning laps in a Super Late Model at Evergreen Speedway, he already had made multiple laps across the country. “I was in a military family so we moved all over the place,” he says of his childhood while his father Bob Minister served in the US Navy. “He was stationed at California, Idaho, Virginia, Idaho, Virginia and then Washington.”

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Eric Schlichte (issue 97)
by / on July 26, 2011 at 4:47 pm / in Feature Article, Other Motorsports, Washington

Eric Schlichte (issue 97)

Eric Schlichte says he has always been a Ford guy. In addition to a Mustang, his stables include a couple of Ford-inspired racers in the pair of 1960 Alpine roadsters he fields in SOVREN’s pre-62 class. “The Alpine was designed by former Ford designer Kenneth Howes and bears an obvious resemblance to the early Ford Thunderbird,” Eric says of the car’s prominent fins in back, a feature that has grown on him. “I did not like the wings at first.”

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