Sunday, May 31, 2009

Scrambola, part fifteen

Scrambola on the former Memorial Day, Race Day!:

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Things get active in May around here, including rallying.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Back when Annacis Island wasn't full of industry. 1969 ad.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Langley Speedway, June 11, 1967


Racing at Langley Speedway for Saturday, June 10, 1967 was cancelled so the floodlights could be installed.

Racing on Sunday, June 11, 1967 went off as per normal.

5,000 in attendance, 50 cars in the pits.

early-late trophy dash:
1 -- Frank Fletcher

modified stock dash:
1 -- Larry Gibbons

super stock dash:
1 -- Gordie Hemrich

1st early-late heat:
1 -- Clarence Reggenwetter (Ford)
2 -- Dale McCartney
3 -- Charles Christianson
(also ran -- Doug Hatfield)

2nd early-late heat:
1 -- Chris Palm
2 -- Jim Whitehead
3 -- Jack McMullen
(also ran -- Dennis Romanda, 51 Ford, rolled 3x, Wayne Nesbitt, flipped 53 Pontiac)

3rd early-late heat:
1 -- Dennis Corfe (51 Packard)
2 -- Frank Fletcher (Chev)
3 -- Ray Mackie (Ford)

modified stock heat:
1 -- Jack Graham
2 -- Larry Gibbons
3 -- Lloyd Bellamy

1st super stock heat:
1 -- Don Felling
2 -- Harry Ashbrook
3 -- George Wintrup
(also ran -- Mark McFayden crashed in fence)

2nd super stock heat:
1 -- Gordie Hemrich
2 -- John Rothwell
3 -- Don Robertson
(also ran -- Mac Morrison, Ken Sayers and Don Latting)

early-late consolation main:
1 -- Bill Harrison (#25)
2 -- Clarence Regenwetter (#75)
3 -- Charles Christianson (#102)

early-late main, 25 laps:
1 -- Chris Palm
2 -- Dennis Corfe
3 -- Rocky Wilson

modified stock main:
1 -- Jack Graham
2 -- Larry Gibbons
3 -- Doug Rothwell (? Rutherford ?)

super stock main, 25 laps:
1 -- Gordie Hemrich (took a one lap handicap at start, took lead lap 16)
2 -- Les Spratt
3 -- Harry Ashbrook
(also ran -- Bob Beasley spun, had head on collision with John Rothwell, Ken Sayers, George Cook)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Westwood Wednesday, 1968

Westwood in 1968, Canadian Sedan Championship series made a stop here.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Wheelstanders! Gassers! Dragsters! Hope it don't rain!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Some promotional news copy for an upcoming (1970) power boat race at Harrison Lake.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Scrambola, part fourteen

Scrammin' the Scrambola way!:

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Scrambola, part fourteen

Scramboliations continue (they do!):

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Langley Speedway, June 4, 1967


The Saturday night race was cancelled for installation of the flood lights.

On the Sunday, June 4, 1967 race, the first after two weeks of rainouts, 4500 attended. Sanctioned by LARA and ELRA

early-late dash:
1 -- Don Fletcher

modified stock dash:
1 -- Larry Gibbons

super stock dash:
1 -- Clare Walsh

early-late heat:
1 -- Charlie Christiansen
2 -- Carl Wolf
3 -- Jim Whitehead

early-late heat:
1 -- Ray Mackie
2 -- Clarence Reggenwetter
3 -- Ric Peters

early-late heat:
1 -- Al Baldwin
2 -- Cal Hough
3 -- Frank Fletcher

modified stock heat:
1 -- Lloyd Bellamy
2 -- Larry Gibbons
3 -- Doug Rutherford

super stock heat:
1 -- Harry Ashbrook

super stock heat:
1 -- Gordy Hemrich

early-late consolation main, 12-laps:
1 -- Frank MacMillan, '52 Chev
2 -- Rockie Wilson, '49 Ford
3 -- Carl Christiansen, '50 Ford

early-late main, 20-laps:
1 -- Dennis Corfe, '53 Packard

modified stock main:
1 -- Doug Firth, '27 Model T
2 -- Doug Rutherford, '30 Model B
(Jack Graham and Harry Van De Mond crashed)

super stock main, 25-laps:
14 started, 7 finished:
1 -- Don Latting, '57 Ford
2 -- John Rothwell, '56 Ford
3 -- Mac Morrison, '56 Pontiac
(crash lap 8 involving John Hall, Gordy Hemrich and Dave Felling)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

a link "found"

I better post a link to this in my bookmarks. I tend to "lose" it and then "find" it.

Lots of old hot rod things.

And a Pacific northwest track roadster section.

Very cool.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Scrambola, part thirteen

The Scrambola special is still special:

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Langley Speedway, May 27, 1967


Information from various newspaper sources: Sun, Columbian, Surrey Leader and Langley Advance.

A modified dash:
1 -- Len Jones

B modified dash:
1 -- Harold Sjostrom (Nanaimo)

early-late dash:
1 -- Brian Thompson ('51 Hudson)

super stock dash:
unknown

early-late heat:
1 -- George Cook
2 -- Ron Morrison
3 -- Brian Thompson

B modified heat:
1 -- Harold Sjostrom
2 -- Ken Klatt
3 -- Ron Lamont

B modified heat:
1 -- Doug Bowell (Nanaimo), 261 Chev
2 -- John Wassell, 261 Chev
3 -- Jack Cross, 261 Chev

A modified heat, 10-laps:
1 -- Cal Arnold
2 -- Gary Destobel
3 -- Alvin Haggith

A modified heat:
1 -- Larry Sproule
2 -- Len Jones
3 -- Stan Clarke (Campbell River)

Combined super stock and early-late main, 20-laps:
1 -- George Cook (super stock), '55 Chev
1 -- Ron Morrison (early-late), '54 Chev

Combined A and B modified main, 35-laps:
1 -- Larry Sproule
2 -- Cal Arnold, number 90, 301 Chev

1 -- Ron Neilsen, 261 Chev 6

Sproule C-FUN top points of the day trophy

Sunday, May 28, 1967 was rained out.

There was a report on the Friday, May 26, 1967 race at Skagit Speedway. A few Langley regulars did well.

super stock main:
1 -- Don Latting
2 -- George Cook
3 -- Lloyd Armey

also ran: Clare Walsh

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Arlington drag strip


Had a laminated ad for Arlington up on display at the Tradex show a week or so ago. Brought back a lot of memories for some.

Arlington was the "go to" place for drag racing until Mission opened up in 1965.

Monday, May 4, 2009

confused, nothing new for me


So I'm confused, again. I was all confident about putting up a couple photos of the Eagle Electric top fuel car that was at the Tradex a week ago. Even had found a clipping from Arlington, 1967, to add to all the history.



But now I'm not sure if this car did what the 1967 clipping says it did or the newer version of the Eagle Electric top fueler, built in 1966, and restored by Bucky Austin.

Aw well, put up the info, let the experts tell me how wrong I am.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Scrambola, part twelve

More Sunday funnies with Tillie and her friends:

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Saturday video

It's the month of May. You know what that means....

Friday, May 1, 2009

congratulations to the Langley Speedway Historical Society



Last summer the Langley Speedway Historical Society took possession of the former B modified of Jack Cross. It had been at the Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Fame.

On the weekend of April 25/26 at the BC Classic & Custom Car Show at the Tradex in Abbotsford the car took the "Best Race Car Open Wheel" trophy, the first trophy it has won off the track.

While the car was never all that lovely the new Langley Speedway Historical Society trophy girl sure is!