This picture was posted as a single a number of years ago and is re-posted today so it will link to the rest of the pictures I shot that day which are HERE. April 2nd, 1975 — A group of beachcombers remove a log from English Bay Beach. The log, one of hundreds, separated from a boom during a storm the previous night. What’s interesting about this picture is that the beachcombers, normally an independent and cut throat lot, are co-operating with each other. Possibly it was the number of logs that came ashore that morning and they felt there was plenty to share. The boat Gale Winds was and is still owned by Bob Lamont. He can be seen on the deck of the boat with his wife Ruth.
January 2nd, 1975 — Sign at Cal Van Auto Parts which says “2 pounds of sugar with every box of Valvoline oil”. There was a worldwide sugar shortage at the time caused by some antiquated trade rules and crop failures.
Circa 1975 — The BC Ferry Queen of Surrey which was later renamed Queen of the North leaving Horseshoe Bay for Nanaimo. The ship sank in March 2006 after hitting Gil Island in the middle of the night.
April 6th, 2017 — A discarded washing machine left on the sidewalk in the 900 block of 12th Street, New Westminster.
May 19th, 1973 — Wild horse race at the Cloverdale Rodeo.
May 30th, 2017 — Car garage in the 4200 block of Collingwood Street in Vancouver.
June 18th, 2017 — An old car garage in the south lane of 26th Avenue at Carnarvon Street soon to be demolished.
June 20th, 1971 — These pictures of a George Follmer pit stop which I recently discovered in my files shows why it was so much fun in the old days to photograph motor racing. There I was taking pictures from the middle of pit lane during a Trans Am car race at Edmonton International Speedway and considering there was a fire in the pits on the previous lap — you can see the mess being cleaned up in the background of of the picture below — it was probably the most dangerous place on the track but the pictures were worth it. Up close with a wide angle lens not a telephoto; unobtainable today. That’s car owner Bud Moore sticking his head inside Follmer’s car.
February 1st, 1974 — The last operator of the Fraser Street swing bridge on it’s last day. If anyone reading this has his name please pass it on to me.
July 31st, 1973 — Log scaling class on a log boom in False Creek just east of Granville Island.