Tuesday, April 30, 2013

CAMRA, Slogar Memorial race, Nanaimo, 1965

Tony Slogar lost his life in a CAMRA racing accident at Eugene, OR, in 1964. He was from the Nanaimo, BC area.




Monday, April 29, 2013

CAMRA, June 1965, Pocatello, Idaho

Some clippings sent back around 2001 to me via email from Jim Thurman.

This is the June 11-12, 1965 race at Pocatello, ID report from Racing Wheels.



Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sunday funny

One measly little cartoon. One....


Saturday, April 27, 2013

Friday, April 26, 2013

Tradex 2013, number three

A few more photos from the Tradex show.



Thursday, April 25, 2013

Tradex 2013, number two

A couple sports cars from the Tradex show. The Mission Historics happen May 25-26.



Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tradex 2013

Some photos I took from the BC Classic and Custom Car Show at the Tradex. It's taken me a few days to get some energy back after being there for four days.




Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sunday funnie

Looks like an approximation of Wild Willie Borsch's Winged Express.


Saturday, April 20, 2013

Saturday morning sock hop

Seems to feature pictures of Bettie Page. So be warned.


Friday, April 19, 2013

Doug Larson, from Quesnel, BC, winning his second of four CAMRA titles. And an ad from Spokane for the cancelled Babe Sneva Memorial mentioned in the Prince George story.



Thursday, April 18, 2013

1977 CAMRA at PGARA


Results from a CAMRA race at Prince George's PGARA Speedway, 1977. Seems to be the only one I can find for the year.


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Sunday, July 27, 1969, Langley Speedway

An afternoon race featuring the cars from CORA and LARA.

Sunday, July 27, 1969

LARA and CORA

Early-late dash

1 -- Frank Fletcher

Modified stock dash

1 -- Dave Angus

Super stock dash

1 -- Dennis Lester

First early-late heat

1 -- Don Hall
2 -- Stewart McIver
3 -- Les Joyner

Second early-late heat

1 -- Jerry Serritt
2 -- Bob Naire
3 -- Bill Dunn

Third early-late heat

1 -- Don Gibson
2 -- Lee Thomas
3 -- Jerry Meyers

Fourth early-late heat

1 -- Terry Keeler
2 -- Dennis Kennedy
3 -- Rick Lensen

Fifth early-late heat

1 -- Lou Ferguson
2 --Al Tourond
3 -- Ron Morrison

Modified stock heat

1 -- Rick Atchison
2 -- Bo Bo Baker
3 -- Jim Dinsmore

First super stock heat

1 -- Brian Moore
2 -- Tom Hankins
3 -- Bill Hunt

Second super stock heat

1 -- Dennis Lester
2 -- Rich Goodwin
3 -- Gordie Hemrich

C early-late main

1 -- Don Hall
2 -- Eric Lyager
3 -- Les Joiner

B early-late main

1 -- Al Baldwin
2 -- Bill Dunn
3 -- Barry Regan

A early-late main

1 -- Lou Ferguson
2 -- John Kowaliuk
3 -- Ron Morrison

Modified stock main

1 -- Jim Dinsmore
2 -- Lloyd Bellamy
3 -- Bo Bo Baker

Super stock main (17 start, 8 finish)

1 -- Bill Godfrey
2 -- unknown
3 -- unknown

George Cook “rubbing bruises from his Skajit (sic) meet….” Gordie Hemrich having flats with his new 15-inch Indy tires. John Rothwell changing a broken transmission. Bill Hunt had his right front wheel break.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Saturday, July 26, 1969, Langley Speedway

CAMRA race. The results are pretty basic. Wish I had more to offer.

Saturday, July 26, 1969

CAMRA

Ralph Monhay timed in at 14.85 (15-100ths quicker than old lap record)

Bob Gregg timed in at 14.87

B dash

1 -- Jerry Day

A dash

1 -- Bob Gregg

First heat

1 -- Jim MacMillan

Dennis Wooden caught the wheel of Alvin Haggith and flipped landing on his roll cage.

Second heat

1 -- Tony Mortel

Third heat

1 -- George Robertson

B main

1 -- Vern Church

A main

1 -- John McPherson, Bremerton, Wa
2 -- Jerry Day, Renton, WA
3 -- Bud Gorder, Spokane, WA
5 -- Ralph Monhay

Ralph Monhay was reported to be having trouble with his fuel injectors.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Saturday, July 19, 1969, Langley Speedway

Back to Langley Speedway and the 1969 season.

A page from the 1969 LARA yearbook courtesy of the Langley Speedway Historical Society
Saturday, July 19, 1969

BCTRA/LARA/CORA

During practice Harry Roberts’ A modified burst into flames. Extensive damage to the car. Minor burns to Harry.

Early-late dash

1 -- Steve Dyer

Modified stock dash

1 -- Bo Bo Baker

Super stock dash

1 -- Mac Morrison

B modified dash

1 -- Ken Klatt

A modified dash

1 -- Ted Glawson

First early-late heat

1 -- Wayne Godwin
2 -- Jim Cork
3 -- Barry Regan

Lap 2 -- Dave Myles lost a wheel and spun into John Leedham who rolled two times. Badly damaged front end.

Second early-late heat

1 -- Peter Harding
2 -- Ron Morrison
3 -- Del Anderson

Modified stock heat

1 -- Rick Atchison
2 -- Dave Angus
3 -- Bo Bo Baker

Super stock heat

1 -- John Rothwell
2 -- Bill Godfrey
3 -- Rich Goodwin

B modified heat

1 -- Ken Klatt
2 -- Brian Thompson
3 -- Ron Morris

A modified heat

1 -- Larry Sproule
2 -- Barry Chamberlain
3 -- Bob Warmen

Early-late main

1 -- Ron Morrison
2 -- Peter Harding
3 -- Tom Fogg

Modified stock main

1 -- Rick Atchison
2 -- Jim Dinsmore
3 -- Bo Bo Baker

Super stock main

1 -- John Rothwell
2 -- Rich Goodwin
3 -- Barry Tuhkala

Alex Praisley and Danny James hit pit safety fence in turn four taking out three sections of the fence. No one hurt.

B modified main

1 -- Ron Morris

A modified main

1 -- Barry Chamberlain


Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sunday funnies

Some more covers.



Saturday, April 13, 2013

Saturday morning sock hop

Nice title and it's got a good beat.


Friday, April 12, 2013

some 1954 stuff

The BC Custom Car Association at Abbotsford and elsewhere.




Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The third CAMRA race at Prince George in 1978


It was a busy racing season in the north.



Tuesday, April 9, 2013

More CAMRA stuff from Prince George


The second 1978 CAMRA meet up in Prince George, BC.



Monday, April 8, 2013

Some CAMRA stuff


I've been informed that there will be a Canadian American Modified Racing Association reunion at Stateline Speedway, Post Falls, Idaho, August 16-18, 2013.

So a few CAMRA items for the virtual scrapbook.

First from Prince George, the June 3-4, 1978 CAMRA race.



Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sunday funnies

I might have used these before. Sorry if I have.



Saturday, April 6, 2013

The Reactor episode on Bewitched

It's Saturday morning reruns.


Friday, April 5, 2013

The Reactor, 1967

The Reactor made it to Vancouver for the 1967 Motorama. Built by Gene Winfield it appeared in an episode of Bewitched.



Gene will be appearing at the next B.C. Classic Custom Car show at the Tradex.


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Saturday, July 12, 1969, Langley Speedway

Another big night of racing with lots of early-lates and A modifieds.

Saturday, July 12, 1969

BCTRA

Plus LARA early-lates.

80 cars timed in including 50 early-lates.

Early-late dash

1 -- Larry Lodge

Super stock dash

1 -- Gordie Hemrich

B modified dash

1 -- Doug Bowell, Nanaimo

A modified dash

1 -- Gordon Stewart, Lynwood, WA

First early-late heat

1 -- Dennis Corfe
2 -- Bill Dunn
3 -- Cliff Hague

Second early-late heat

1 -- Doug Blow
2 -- John Kowaliuk
3 -- Andy Fentie

Third early-late heat

1 -- Barry Regan
2 -- Jack Thompson
3 -- Steve Dyer

On the white flag lap Steve Dyer, Bob Thomas, Barry Regan and Jack Thompson crashed. After an argument/discussion Jack Thompson was declared the winner. (Not according to the newspapers.)

Fourth early-late heat

1 -- Ken Marwood
2 -- Rick Adsit
3 -- Larry Lodge

First super stock heat

1 -- Tom Hankins
2 -- Brian Moore
3 -- Clare Walsh

Second super stock heat

1 -- Bill Godfrey
2 -- Rich Goodwin
3 -- Mac Morrison

B modified heat

1 -- Ron Morris
2 -- Brian Thompson
3 -- Cal Hough

First A modified heat

1 -- John Smith
2 -- Dennis Wooden
3 -- Ross Fontes

Second A modified heat

1 -- Larry Sproule
2 -- Gordon Stewart
3 -- John Helgeson

Early-late main (24 start)

1 -- Harold Harks, Delta, 1956 Chev.
2 -- Al Tourond
3 -- Don Fletcher

Super stock main

1 -- George Cook, 1956 Chev.
2 -- Bill Godfrey
3 -- Gordie Hemrich

B modified main

1 -- Ron Morris
2 -- Dennis Wooden
3 -- Ken Klatt

A modified main

1 -- Gordon Stewart, Lynwood, WA
2 -- John Helgeson
3 -- Dennis Wooden

Bob Cochran rolled lap 12 of the A modified main.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Saturday, July 5, 1969, Langley Speedway

Big racing night connected with Vancouver's Sea Festival.


Saturday, July 5, 1969

CORA and LARA

Miss Sea Festival (Miss Susy Lander) in attendance as the races had a Sea Festival theme.

6500 in attendance.

Early-late dash

1 -- Frank Fletcher

Super stock dash

1 -- Gordie Hemrich

Modified stock dash

1 -- Bo Bo Baker

B modified dash

1 -- Ron Morris

A modified dash

1 -- Cal Arnold

First early-late heat

1 -- Dennis Corfe
2 -- Grev Jewell
3 -- Reg Weildon

Second early-late heat

1 -- Don Gibson
2 -- Rick Jensen
3 -- John Kowaliuk

Third early-late heat

1 -- Ken Marwood
2 -- Frank Fletcher
3 -- Lou Ferguson

First super stock heat

1 -- Clare Walsh
2 -- Ken Sayers
3 -- Wayne Pringle

Second super stock heat

1 -- John Rothwell
2 -- Gordie Hemrich
3 -- George Cook

First A modified heat

1 -- Jerry Birdsey
2 -- Dennis Wooden
3 -- Jim MacMillan

Second A modified heat

1 -- Bob Warman
2 -- Roy Smith
3 -- Larry Sproule

Early-late consolation main

1 -- Rick Jensen

Early-late main

1 -- Ken Marwood

Super stock main (Sea Festival King Neptune trophy)

1 -- George Cook

John Rothwell leading until he spun. Ended up 5th. One report says he was clipped by Cook in turn three on the last lap.

Wayne Pringle (Plymouth) hard into the fence in turn 3. Pringle (and his beard) okay.

Modified stock main

1 -- Lloyd Bellamy

B modified main

1 -- Ron Morris

B modifieds and modified stocks ran a combined main. Dave Angus, Bob Baker, Wayne Wooden, Cal Hough and Rick Atchison tried for the same spot. Atchison out.

A modified main

1 -- Roy Smith
2 -- Bob Warman
3 -- Fred Best

Cal Arnold leading until he blew a water line.


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

when in doubt, link

A couple facebook pages.

The first for CAMRA. A new one so you can get in on the ground floor, so to speak.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Canadian-American-Modified-Racing-Association/271902369610835?ref=ts&fref=ts

The second for the Langley Speedway Historical Society. It's pretty active with pictures, articles and film.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Langley-Speedway-Historical-Society/173227282738477

Monday, April 1, 2013

misc. Langley

Some leftover stuff from the month of June, 1969 dealing with Langley Speedway.