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Hundreds return to old Langley Speedway for Canada D’eh car show

‘You name it, it was there’

An estimated 2,000 visitors dropped by to see 600 cars of all kinds at the 18th annual Jellybean AutoCrafters “Canada d’Eh Celebration and Car Show” held on July 1, at the old Langley Speedway.

The event, founded by brothers Ewald and Kurt Penner, has grown considerably from its origins as a show and shine at Jellybean AutoCrafters, the custom car building business the Penners operate near the Surrey-Langley border.

“The weather and the atmosphere at the event was great,” Ewald told the Langley Advance Times.

“The food trucks were busy all day, and the band was awesome.”

Vehicles on view at the entry-fee-free event ranged from “hot rods to stock vehicles, trucks, race cars, motorcycles, muscle cars, all ,” Ewald added.

“We’d like to thank all those that helped out or participated and made the event such an overwhelming success.”

Located at the south end of 208th Street off 16th Ave., Langley Speedway was a quarter-mile paved oval track for stock car racing that operated between 1965 and 1984, including several visits from the NASCAR Winston West series in the 1970s.

Before it was closed, it drew drivers from as far away as Alberta, Vancouver Island and the Pacific Northwest and filled the stands with fans, including the two Penner brothers, the youngest of 13 kids in a family of car fans.

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Dan Ferguson

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