Rene Doyharcaval, Frank Intihar and Harvey Funk hang out in Doyharcaval’s 1941 Dodge Kingsway. Miranda Gathercole Langley Times

VIDEO: Seniors drive down memory lane at Harrison Pointe

Fourth annual car show was held under brilliant blue skies on July 12

For Harrison Pointe resident Ella Elliott, it’s the exposed rear seats that bring back the most memories.

“I like the rumble seats because I remember riding in one of those,” she said, when asked about her favourite hotrod at the Harrison Pointe car show.

The retirement community held its fourth annual classic car show under brilliant blue skies on Thursday afternoon, giving residents the opportunity to connect and reminisce together.

“We just love having these beautiful cars come and visit with us,” said Paola Welti, activity co-ordinator at Harrison Pointe.

“I think what we love about it most is the stories that we hear about people reminiscing about their memories of being in some of these cars.

“It brings everybody out and we love socializing. We have people who sometimes never talk to one another, they end up talking to one another and sharing their experiences.”

The car show was originally meant to be a Father’s Day event, but the weather never seemed to co-operate, Welti said.

That wasn’t an issue on Thursday, when temperatures soared into the high 20s, forcing car enthusiasts to congregate in the shade.

“Oh, it’s beautiful,” said Elliott. “Couldn’t have had a nicer day to do it.”

Among the attendees was well-known car guru Earl Tucker, who brought his 1930 Chevy Sport Coupe, one of 10 vintage vehicles he currently owns.

He bought the flashy car off another enthusiast who often shows at the Otter Co-op in Aldergrove. That man’s brother had built the car from the ground up in Lillooet.

“It was in an old shed, so it needed a lot of clean-up but other than that — I’ve done some mechanical work on it, put signals on it, done a little bit of wiring — but that’s about it,” Tucker said.

The car features a roll down rear window and rumble seat and trunk in the back. The mohair upholstery has been redone and its iconic engine has been rebuilt.

“It’s one of the early, what they call a Stovebolt 6 engine, and this would be the second year for it — ’29 was the first. And because of that, they are very different, you just don’t see them that often,” Tucker said.



miranda@langleytimes.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

 

Earl Tucker showed off his 1930 Chevy Sport Coupe, one of 10 vintage vehicles he currently owns. Miranda Gathercole Langley Times

Earl Tucker showed off his 1930 Chevy Sport Coupe, one of 10 vintage vehicles he currently owns. Miranda Gathercole Langley Times

Just Posted

Langley affordable housing projects get provincial money

Community Housing Fund money to build 191 homes for families, seniors and people with disabilities

Court denies bid to overturn Langley City election

Serena Oh won’t be allowed to launch a legal action against the City.

Two-alarm fire at CKF Products in Langley City

It took several hours to extinguish and clean up

BC Ferries passengers wait to leave Vancouver Island after Remembrance Day

Traffic aboard BC Ferries slows after Remembrance Day long weekend

One person sent to hospital after incident at Langley gas station

Police observed retrieving what appeared to be an exacto knife

VIDEO: Amazon to split second HQ between New York, Virginia

Official decision expected later Tuesday to end competition between North American cities to win bid and its promise of 50,000 jobs

Kuhnhackl scores 2 odd goals as Isles dump Canucks 5-2

Vancouver drops second game in two nights

Fear of constitutional crisis escalates in U.S.; Canadians can relate

Some say President Donald Trump is leading the U.S. towards a crisis

B.C.-based pot producer Tilray reports revenue surge, net loss

Company remains excited about ‘robust’ cannabis industry

Canada stands pat on Saudi arms sales, even after hearing Khashoggi tape

Khashoggi’s death at Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul further strained Riyadh’s already difficult relationship with Ottawa

Feds pledge money for young scientists, but funding for in-house research slips

Canada’s spending on science is up almost 10 per cent since the Liberals took office, but spending on in-house research is actually down

Stink at B.C. school prompts complaints of headaches, nausea

Smell at Abbotsford school comes from unauthorized composting operation

Disabled boy has ‘forgiven’ bullies who walked on him in stream, mom says

A Cape Breton teen who has cerebral palsy was told to lie in a stream as other kids walked over him

Letters shed light on state of mind of B.C. mom accused of daughter’s murder

Trial of South Surrey mother Lisa Batstone begins in BC Supreme Court

Most Read