Vancouver, BC Canada Racing History

29bowtie

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Vancouver, BC Canada Racing History
« on: January 02, 2014, 11:41:06 AM »
Found these pics and ads on the City of Vancouver Archives.
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29bowtie

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Re: Vancouver, BC Canada Racing History
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2014, 11:42:25 AM »
Hastings Park, still there today, it's the local thoroughbred horse race track.
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29bowtie

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Re: Vancouver, BC Canada Racing History
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2014, 11:43:27 AM »
I think this is Minoru Park in Richmond BC.
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29bowtie

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Re: Vancouver, BC Canada Racing History
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2014, 11:45:20 AM »
More from Hastings Park
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Tom

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Re: Vancouver, BC Canada Racing History
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2014, 11:45:36 AM »
That is so cool !  I see an underslung chassis; he probably took the curves better than the rest.   Do you know anything about the cars ?

29bowtie

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Re: Vancouver, BC Canada Racing History
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2014, 11:45:54 AM »
Unfortunately no, there was no info with the pics in the City Archives. I'll try and research them though.
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29bowtie

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Re: Vancouver, BC Canada Racing History
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2014, 11:46:22 AM »
Here's a picture of cars lined up at Minoru Park, going to the races.
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29bowtie

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Re: Vancouver, BC Canada Racing History
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2014, 11:47:08 AM »
Harry Hooper vs an Airplane, at Minoru Park. C 1919.
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29bowtie

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Re: Vancouver, BC Canada Racing History
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2014, 04:49:38 AM »
Here's the one and only Barney Oldfield at Hasting's Park, in the Blitzen Benz.
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29bowtie

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Re: Vancouver, BC Canada Racing History
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2015, 08:31:10 PM »
Just found this in another archive, maybe it wasn't Barney driving at Vancouver.
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29bowtie

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Re: Vancouver, BC Canada Racing History
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2017, 04:29:58 PM »
Found this addition from Hastings Park and Minoru Park.
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Tom

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Re: Vancouver, BC Canada Racing History
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2017, 10:56:37 AM »
These vintage racers are really cool.  But I have never seen one that was lowered from stock - at least I don't remember any.  Wonder why ?  Certainly they didn't have to contend with the rough public roads.