Sunday, July 31, 2016

Sunday funnies

More King of the Mounted.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Saturday morning sock hop

Shutdown Douglas and "Twin Cut Outs".

Friday, July 29, 2016

An old "lead sled"

A story on Barry Watson's '50 Merc from a 1987 issue of Northern Wheels.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

1982 Langley Speedway race

While I prep the rest of the 1978 season here's a clipping from 1982.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Knox Mountain Hill Climb program

From the 32nd "annual" Knox Mountain Hill Climb. (Okay, there were Okanagan hill climbs before they began at Knox Mountain and there was a year missed so "annual" isn't quite correct.)

Nice look though.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Canadians at Dirt Cup, 1986

A Larry Pfister story in Northern Wheels about Canadians at the 1986 Skagit Speedway Dirt Cup.

Monday, July 25, 2016

The Loverboy sponsored Evans dragster

Back in the 80s Loverboy sponsored John Evans' dragster. John is a Greater Vancouver Motorsport Pioneer. The photo shot is from a 1986 issue of Northern Wheels.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Sunday funnies

More King of the Mounted.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Saturday morning sock hop

Lonnie "the cat" Cation, "The Road I Travel":

Friday, July 22, 2016

a couple more Westwood photos

Two more from the Midas ads in Western Driver.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Westwood photos

A Midas ad was a regular feature in Western Driver for several years. Photos from Westwood were used.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

more sad news: Lee Davies

Lee Davies, power boat racer, passed away July 9th.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

1990 interview with Tony Morris.

From the May 12, 1990 Vancouver Sun. Although it's about the closing of Westwood at the end of the season it has a wistful quality more poignant now that Tony is gone.

sad news -- Tony Morris

Here's a link to Tony Morris' passing:

Monday, July 18, 2016

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sunday funnies

More King of the Mounted.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Saturday morning sock hop

Sammy Masters, "Pink Cadillac":

Friday, July 15, 2016

Westwood, 1978

Some racing results from Westwood for an early July, 1978 weekend of racing. Also some Mission drag racing included. And solo racing at Boundary Bay.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Saturday, July 29, 1978, Langley

Back to LMORA's limited super stocks and claimers.

Saturday, July 29, 1978

limited super stocks and claimers

limited super stock fast time

Al Adams, NTR, 16.05. Old record, Buddy Lynds, 16.06

claimer B dash

1 – Ray Dizenbachs

claimer A dash

1 – unknown

limited super stock dash

1 – unknown

claimer heat two

1 – Ray Dizenbachs

no other heat information.

Claimer consolation main

1 – Ray Dizenbachs
2 – Wilf Kasper, Aldergrove
3 – Dave Kinghorn, Vancouver

claimer main (25 laps, 18 start, 7 finish)

1 – Danny Villeneuve
2 – unknown
3 – unknown

Lap two, Lloyd Hill clipped into the back fence, clipped again in turn four and went into inside pit fence. A pole dropped onto Lloyd DeJong's limited super stock. Fourth time in two years the pit fence has been taken out.

Lap five, Illingby dropped oil all around the track. Ten minute delay to clean up.

Restart with one green lap, then Harold Oliver and Vern Keith tangled.

Gordie Harding in lead when Ron Lester and Tonis Kaest crashed and spun into Harding putting Villeneuve into the lead.

Limited super stock main (13 started)

1 – Al Adams
2 – Lloyd DeJong
3 – Bruce Browne

limited super stock points to date

1 – Al Adams, 262
2 – Nick Mannes
3 – Lloyd DeJong
4 – Dennis Hollingsworth

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Friday, July 21, 1978, Langley Speedway

The International Drivers Challenge passes through Langley.

Friday, July 21, 1978

International Drivers Challenge
super stock special

31 cars timed in.

Fast time
George Stuart, Campbell River, 14.77

B dash

1 – Don Parnell, Anacortes, WA

A dash

1 – John Rothwell

George Stuart crashed into the fence.

B main (40 laps, 11 started)

1 – Jackie Cooper
2 – George Benson
3 – Don Parnell

Parnell led until lap 30.

A main (75 laps)

1 – Don Dowdy
2 – Ron Eaton
3 – Roy Haslam

Haslam and Bob Fox crashed lap 17 side swiping Stuart. With 12 laps left Dave Dalby and Hoppy Hopkinson went out.

Saturday, July 22, 1978

Skagit Speedway


1 – Ron Eaton
2 – Don Dowdy
3 – Tim Williams

Sunday, July 23, 1978

Monroe, WA


1 – George Stuart

Series points won by Ron Eaton.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Saturday, July 15, 1978, Langley Speedway

The modified sportsman class is added to the limited super stocks and claimers.

Saturday, July 15, 1978

limited super stocks, modified sportsman, claimers

claimer B dash

1 – Stan Lievers

claimer A dash

1 – Ron Lester

limited super stock dash

1 – George Irwin

modified sportsman dash

1 – Al Prendergast

claimer heat one

1 – Bjorn Illingby

claimer heat two

1 – Stan Lievers

claimer heat three

1 – Chuck Swanson

limited super stock heat one

1 – George Irwin

limited super stock heat two

1 – Mike Ens

modified sportsman heat one

1 – Al Prendergast

modified sportsman heat two

1 – Ron Hagen

claimer B main

1 – Don White

claimer main

1 – Al Derbyshire
2 – Stan Lievers
3 – unknown

limited super stock main

1 – Jim Mairs, Surrey
2 – Gordie Mannes, Penticton
3 – Al Adams

Bruce Browne caught fire after crash with George Irwin.

Modified sportsman main

1 – Bill Lawrence
2 – Al Prendergast
3 – unknown

At Spokane, July 15th, at the IDC super stock race, George Doonan broke his back in an accident. Reg Kennedy was reported to be the replacement driver. Ron Eaton won the race.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Saturday, July 8, 1978, Langley Speedway

Regular night of club racing and a decent crowd.

Saturday, July 8, 1978

Limited super stocks and claimers

2500 in attendance.

Claimer B dash

1 – Mike Chevrier

claimer A dash

1 – Guy Miller

limited super stock dash

1 – Lloyd DeJong

No information on heat races.

Claimer B main

1 – Ron Lester, Vancouver
2 – Rick Graham
3 – Terry Dionne, Abbotsford

claimer A main

1 – Bjorn Illingby, Vancouver
2 – Bunk McKay, Agassiz
3 – Lloyd Hill, Surrey

Illingby passed McKay on the last lap.

Limited super stock main (35 laps)

1 – Bruce Browne, Chilliwack
2 – Jim Parke, Surrey
3 – Mike Ens, Langley

Nearly half the race was run under yellow. Three yellow and two red flags.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sunday funnies

More King of the Mounted.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Saturday morning sock hop

Ronnie Self, "Rocky Road Blues":

Friday, July 8, 2016

some more Shipbuilder's Square Car Show photos

From North Vancouver, July 3, 2016. Luke Balogh's "554" tribute car.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

and some more Westwood results, 1978

Nice looking box score of winners at Westwood, June 17, 1978.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Grouse Mountain off-road race?

Here's an ad for something I've got no other info on. Did it happen? It says "first annual". Did a second one happen?

Monday, July 4, 2016

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Sunday funnies

More King of the Mounted.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Saturday morning sock hop

"Hot Rod Baby" by Reinhart and His Lone Star Boys.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Saturday, July 1, 1978, Langley Speedway

It was a busy stretch at Langley. While results are skimpy the ad is large. Hopefully so was the crowd.

Saturday, July 1, 1978

demolition derby


1 – Danny Villeneuve, Langley

powder puff

1 – Darlene Zilkowski, Vancouver