Monday, January 1, 2018

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.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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 2017!). 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).

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Saturday, July 7, 1979, Langley Speedway

Better get back to this. The coverage in Racing Wheels was pretty good thanks to Fred Rannard.

Saturday, July 7, 1979

limited super stocks and claimers

40 cars in the pits.

1500 in attendance.

Fast time:

claimers, Bob Fadden, 18.010

super stocks, Gordy Mannes, 16.174

claimer B dash

1 – Dave Balkwell
2 – Lloyd Hill
3 – Atom Villeneuve
4 – Bill Olebar

claimer A dash

1 – Tonis Kaest
2 – Bob Fadden
3 – Dan Villeneuve
4 – Garnet Zimmerman

super stock dash

1 – Nick Mannes
2 – Gordy Schmidt
3 – Al Adams
4 – Wayne Baber

claimer heat one

1 – Rick Graham
2 – Lynn Cranmore
3 – Lee Homon
4 – Ed Maskell
5 – Glen Peters

claimer heat two

1 – Dave Balkwell
2 – Barry Hilts
3 – Bob Fletcher
4 – Atom Villeneuve
5 – Lloyd Hill

claimer heat three

1 – George Rayburn
2 – Dave Rooze
3 – Dan Villeneuve
4 – Tonis Kaest
5 – Mubby Beggs

super stock heat one

1 – Doc Dockendorf
2 – Lloyd DeJong
3 – Ken Jansen
4 – Len Jansen
5 – Ray Dizenbachs

super stock heat two

1 – Bruce Browne
2 – Nick Mannes
3 – Al Adams
4 – Wayne Baber
5 – Gordy Mannes

claimer main (20 cars, 25 laps)

1 – Bob Fletcher
2 – Barry Hilts
3 – Atom Villeneuve
4 – George Rayburn
5 – Dan Villeneuve
6 – Garnet Zimmerman
7 – Dave Balkwell
8 – Dave Rooze

super stock main (25 laps)

1 – Lloyd DeJong
2 – Gordy Mannes
3 – Wayne Baber
4 – Bruce Browne
5 – Roy Blumenhagen
6 – Nick Mannes
7 – Doc Dockendorf
8 – Frank Zellot
9 – Al Adams
10 – Ken Jansen
11 – Len Jansen
12 – Ron Stevenson
13 – Gordy Schmidt
14 – Roy Dizenbachs

Monday, February 20, 2017

some 1965 Langley clippings

From the last race of the season, Racing Wheels, October 9, 1965.




Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunday funnies

More of King of the Royal Mounted:



Saturday, February 18, 2017

Saturday morning folk

Woody Guthrie, "Blowin' Down This Road":


Friday, February 17, 2017

two more from the 1953 PNE parade

Two more from the 1953 PNE parade featuring Digney Speedway stock cars. Kaija is the blonde woman standing out front. The flagger is unknown. Maybe Groffe Murdoch. I should remember who the 13 car is. (Maybe Buddy Webb.)