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Offline lotiguy

Re: A DOCUMENTARY about Alberta's Motorsports Heritage.
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2013, 06:05:36 PM »
Alrighty Boys and Girls, I've sent My donation.  This NEEDS to happen, I'm not even from Alberta.

Throw the Guy a bone, I think We can ALL agree it's for a WORTHY cause.
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Re: A DOCUMENTARY about Alberta's Motorsports Heritage.
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2013, 06:05:36 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2013, 10:30:23 AM »
I just booked a place to stay in Kelowna for the Knox Mountain Hillclimb. A few Albertans are going, so I might as well follow them along, as well as get a taste of how such events are done in other provinces.

Now, you might be wondering: "Why cover a BC Event for a documentary about Alberta Motorsports?"  Well, back in the day, Solo or Time Trial events were so popular in Alberta that the 60's saw us doing a lot of Hillclimbs in the dirt. Of note are the Groenveld Hillclimb near High River, as well as the West Calgary Television Tower Hillclimb - A.K.A. Broadcast Hill, what is now I believe called the community of Patterson.

The 90's also saw a few events going up the Canada Olympic Park.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKG2iLp8AJ0[/youtube]

Now, why did these events disappear? Why was it that, back in the day, we could easily find Autoslalom events in venues within City limits ...whilst nowadays, we are hard pressed to find a way to express our passion, having been kicked out of one place to another?


This documentary is looking for these answers. It will be an honest and truthful analysis coming from a diverse group of voices. Not just about motorsports, it too is a story of a province and its ever changing identity.

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/of-cars-and-cowboys-the-story-of-alberta-s-motorsports-heritage/
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« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2013, 07:49:08 PM »


4 days to go!

I haven’t been able to update because since may 1st, production has been in full swing. Since that time, I have:
-Gone to Kelowna to Interview Joe Cheng – builder of the fastest Solo Cars
-And while in Kelowna, shot very important footage concerning the Knox Mountain Hillclimb.
-Went to Mission, BC to shoot Jim Crittenden, Calgary Vintage race Club President, in action in his very beautiful Lotus 51.
-Also went to West Vancouver, BC, to interview Tom Johnston, author of many books about Canada’s Motor Sport history.

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« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2013, 02:56:43 PM »
Two important Updates:

1.) On Wednesday, June the 26th 2013, I received mail from Alberta Culture, Office of the Minister.

I'm glad to report that this documentary is now supported by the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation's Heritage Preservation Partnership Program! Not much, but it's something - beats working fully out of pocket.

This makes me very very happy. And reinvigorated! With their assistance, I can now really, truly devote myself to this project.

2.) The website is slow going, largely because in a past life, I was reporter, shooter, and editor... and never a webmaster. I wish to make it look good, informative, yet concise and simple. I have however, been updating the Facebook page constantly with the project's progress.

https://www.facebook.com/ofcarsandcowboys

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