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SC Rewind: Back In The Day

Published: October 24, 2015 8:37 am ET

Last Comment: October 29, 2015 3:28 pm ET | 3 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

In this week's Rewind Robert Smith delves back in time and recalls some of the bygone days of our sport accompanied by a number of old photographs which depict the way things used to be.

I have noticed what might qualify as a 'new' saying that I quite like (and I don't like them all). "Back In The Day." Upon researching it I find that it has been around for a long time but perhaps not in as common usage as recently. It is used for talking about a time in the past, usually when you are remembering nice things about that time. It occurred to me that it might make a good topic and an equally good title. I have displayed a few great old pictures and each has a short commentary. If at least one of them brings back a special memory, then I have reached my goal.

The photos are available in the following gallery: SC Rewind - Back In The Day.

***Click on the thumbnail to view the photos and scroll through, or to read more about the photo click the text link under the thumbnail.***

October 29, 2015 - 3:28 pmYour comments Phil are always

Your comments Phil are always the best and much appreciated. Bear in mind that SC and Rewind plays to an International audience. Sears And Roebuck (the latter was not mentioned) was a major catalogue supplier in the U.S. dating back to the late 1800's when rural America was in its formative years. You are correct the Simpson's catalogue was a major player for many years, eventually I think becoming Simpsons - Sears. One comment that could be made about catalogue shopping (and I'm sure you are familiar with this one) is where the majority of Eaton's Catalogues were said to have ended up. They were placed in the old outhouse for the reading pleasure of visitors and then finally used for utilitarian purposes. Thank God they were biodegradable !!

October 27, 2015 - 6:55 pmAnother great nostalgic look

Another great nostalgic look at the "Good Ole Days" but there's a small niggley little error in the caption for pic #11 "The Butler Boot". Robert Smith, I'm sure you know this, but in those days when we mail ordered from a catalogue it was "Eaton's" alright but it wasn't "Sears" ! It was "Simpson's" !!!

October 25, 2015 - 8:53 amAs usual Mr. Smith you bring

As usual Mr. Smith you bring out old memories that let's me think of the pass, I remember Del Insko, Lucien Fontaine, Buddy Gilmour,Carmen Abbatiello when I groomed for the late John Chapman at Roosevelt raceway. And also, I was there when the first McDonald's sold their first millionth hamburger just across from the track, that was our luxury dining place, ha ha.and again thank you.


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