Friday, January 1, 2016

photo size issues

Maybe it's just me (although I've heard this from others) the images aren't as big as I would like. Especially if you're trying to read them. Two workarounds. Don't click right on the image. Click to the side of it. Seems to give you the option of enlarging the image if it has that little "plus" inside a circle. Or right click and open the image in another tab. Then you can again click it larger if the image has that little "plus". Hope that helps.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

green flag

(Scroll down to find new entries.... Or click on the labels on the left.) I've dated this for the end of 2008 (now I've moved it up to the end of 2015!). Go here to find out what it is I'm trying to accomplish. My "mission statement". And remember to click on the thumbnails. They get bigger and readable (even for my eyesight).

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Motorcycle trials competition

An article on a trials team heading to Europe.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Gordie Hemrich interview

Back in July 1974 the Langley Advance did an interview with Gordie Hemrich.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Langley Speedway, Saturday, August 24, 1974

The super stock season championship is decided.

Plus some results for the Royal City Sports Car Club's Ioco Hill Climb.

 Saturday, August 24, 1974

Super stocks, modified stocks and claimers.

Fast times, super stocks:

Gordie Hemrich, 16.02
Al Mullett, 16.16
Jack Cross, 16.17
Larry Sproule, 16.19
Rollie Walker, 16.21

Modified stock fast time:

Bob Brodoway, 16.19

Claimer fast time:

Jim Godfrey, 18.51, NTR

Claimer dash:

1 – Harold Harks

Modified stock dash:

1 – Marty White

super stock dash:


Modified stock fast heat:

1 – Marty White

No other heat race information.

Claimer main:

1 – Mike Ens
2 – Jim Godfrey
3 – Harold Harks

Super stock B main:

1 – Jim Stratichuk
2 – Sieg Krickemeyer
3 – Ken Marwood

Super stock A main (35 laps) :

1 – Gordie Hemrich
2 – Larry Sproule
3 – Rollie Walker
4 – Cam Barnes
5 – Andie Fentie
6 – Jack Cross

Dennis Lester crashed lap one of the main. Second time out for 1974.

Al Mullett black flagged for rough driving lap ten. He lost all points for the race. Gordie Hemrich took the 1974 super stock points title as a result.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Langley Speedway, Saturday, August 17, 1974

Hemrich comes back with another feature win in the super stock class.

Saturday, August 17, 1974

Super stocks and claimers.

During pre-qualifying practice John Rothwell had his throttle stick. Crashed into turned one fence and wrecked the 1973 Chevelle of Tom Mairs and Tom Fog. Rothwell came back after a trip to the hospital.

Fast time, super stocks:

Al Mullett, 16.05

Claimer dash:

1 – Harold Harks

B super stock dash:

1 – Jerry Dillman, Kamloops

A super stock dash:

1 – Jack Cross

C super stock heat:

1 – Pierce Isaacs, Deep Cove

B super stock heat:

1 – Sieg Krickemeyer

A super stock heat:

1 – Larry Sproule
2 – Rollie Walker
3 – Al Mullett

No information on Claimer heats.

Claimer main:

1 – Harold Harks
2 – Dale Harder
3 – Brian Devers

B super stock main:

1 – Bob Walston, Bellingham
2 – Gary McCauley, Bellingham
3 – George Benson, Stanwood, WA

A super stock main (35 laps) :

1 – Gordie Hemrich
2 – Rollie Walker
3 – Andie Fentie
4 – unknown
 5 – unknown
6 – Al Mullett

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunday funnies

"Novice Notes" from some old Hot Rods and Racing Cars. "Novice" always applies to me.