Circa 1976 — One of the very first shifter karts to appear in Canada at Westwood Kart Track in Coquitlam. The engine appears to be from a 250cc motocross bike adapted to a regular kart frame. The shift leaver is on the side with a hand clutch and looking at the starting procedure, rubber V belt around the rear tire connected to a hand held car starter, the kart is obviously in the development stage. Can’t remember how fast it was.
Tag: Westwood Racing Circuit
August 10th, 2019 — One thing for sure you will see at any historic car racing event such as this one yesterday at Mission Raceway is cars almost completely disassembled while the owner tries to find out why it won’t run. This 1978 Johnston JM2c sports car owned and driven by Ian Thomas in the white T shirt has lost it’s oil pressure and the crew is trying to find it, which they did. The other certainty is that any event that tries to capture the spirit of the the old Westwood Racing Circuit will get rained on. This event was honouring the 60th anniversary of Westwood’s opening. They didn’t call it Wetwood for nothing. Gary Kwong, below, under an umbrella in his 1996 Protofrom P2 before the start of his race.
Aug 22nd 1982 — In the picture above #14 Josele Garza in a Ralt RT4/82 leads #22 Riley Hopkins, #13 Whitney Ganz, #23 Danny Sullivan, and #33 Mark Akerstream through the hairpin at Westwood Racing Circuit in Coquitlam during a Formula Atlantic Race. Below, the eventual winner of the race #5 Tommy Phillips, leads through the esses on the first lap.
Circa 1966 — A Triumph motorcycle leans through the esses at Westwood Racing Circuit in Coquitlam.
May 30th, 1976 — Gilles Villeneuve in a March 76B leads Tom Klausler in a Lola T460 to the first corner of a rainy Players Formula Atlantic Series Race at Westwood Race Track in Coquitlam. Villeneuve dropped out of the race on the 24th lap with an oil leak.
June 24th, 1973 — Pictures of an unusual passing maneuver into the hairpin at Westwood Race Circuit during the 1973 Pepsi Pro Invitational Formula Ford race which started in the dry but finished in a downpour and was won by Al Lader in car #57.
June 23rd, 1968 — John Cordts and his crew push their car (57) to the starting grid of the 1968 Players Pacific race at Westwood Racing Circuit. Cordts set fastest lap but crashed while contesting the lead with Stan Burnett (64). In the second picture Cordts talks to car owner David Billes at the esses next to their damaged McLaren while Don Jenson (0) in his Burnett Special drives by. Monte Shelton, final picture, driving a Porsche Carrera 6 won the race.