1970 - 1972 Northwest Sportsman Racing Posters
Here is more from Bud Bussiere. Looks like they had their own Can-Am challenge in the Northwest and the purses were pretty good when you consider that being 1970s dollars!
See also : Langley Speedway Canada
Ron Eaton's #7 bow-tie racercars at Langley, BC
Here are a few pictures of local racer Ron Eaton. Ron was always loyal to General Motors bow-tie brand and race various Chevies throughout the years. It seems that he did that with quite some success as you can see by the victory lane fotos from Langley Speedway!
Canadian cuties: Langley Speedaway trophy girls
Bud Bussiere sent us once more a whole lot of great vintage pictures from Langley's active past. Here are the trophy queens from the late 60s and early 70s. Now who was wishing that they all could be California girls?
Gord Maskell in the #9 Ford Torino at Langley Speedway
Here is another local celebrity (no, not that girl in the blue tiger bikini but she sure looks sharper than the other trophy queens that we saw so far...) from Langley Speedway. Looking at these pictures that keep coming in from Bud Bussiere, I wonder if what they had at Langley, was more like a demolition derbies than races.
The Langley Speedway photo album: Back in the Day
Bud Bussiere sends us some phantastic pictures back from the 70s and early 80s when Langley Speedway was a busy British Columbia track. The cars mostly look like Street Stock and some like Late Model Sportsman, so most drivers are only of local fame. may look like they just escaped from the local junkyard only to be back there again after a season or two of typical short track fender banging and rubbing. We sure hope to see so much action back there again soon! In the meantime, here are the pictures for you top enjoy. While the trophy queens are not as well tanned and curvy as Linda Waughn and the drivers not as cool as David Pearson, the spirit is sure threre!
Austin Healey breaks 1000 km speed record at MIRA
Sunday 15th November 2009 saw the 'Healey Endurance' car built by Denis Welch Motorsport attempt the International and National speed record up to 1000 Km (International Group 2 Class 8 non supercharged). The car successfully completed 308 laps at record breaking speed, averaging 148.22 mph. The ambition was to beat the non-supercharged 4 cylinder records set by the Healey works team in 1954 at 132.81 mph and the current National records held by Prodrive.
Chevrolet Camaro at Langley Speedway, Canada
Langley Speedway, like Pinecrest in Ontario, is one of those legendary tracks that closed before its time and one that fans never forget. Bud Bussiere is a long-time Langley fan who visited the track in the spring of 2005 and sent these photos. The Camaros should not be missed. Here are a few great pictures of Chevrolet's popular sports car racing at Langley.
Built by Petty: 1970s Mopars in NASCAR
See also : NASCAR
1972 K&K Dodge Charger NASCAR racer unearthed
Here is a little sentation for you from the vintage racing world. The famous K&K Insurance Dodge, one of the cars that was driven by Bobby Isaac and Dave Marcis and managed by famous NASCAR crew chief Harry Hide, has recently come back to the light of day! While it is just a chassis for now, you can bet that it is about to be restored. While its location and owner ahs to remain a secret in order not to disturb the working process, we will keep you updated on the minute that we receive news about the Dodge. Stay tuned for more on this sensational find!
Langley Speedway: going roundy-round Canadian style
Here are some more pictures of Langley Speedway's glorious past. Today is featured car number 15, a Pontiac Bonneville of local fame. Competing in the sportman or street stock class, the old Poncho saw its fair share of fender rubbing! Stay tuned for more on Langley as Biud Bussiere brings the British Columbia short track back to life!