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Grandview Bowl

Nanaimo, BC

Status
Closed

Years in Operation: 1958-1985

Name History:


Track Configurations:
5/16 mile paved oval

Program Covers:

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1958 photo promoting the grand opening of the track. Pictured are some of the Mid Island Auto Racing Association (MIARA) members who helped get the speedway built. Left to right they are Harry Roberts, Doug Bowell, Nibbs Anderson and Speed Hunter. Submitted by Dave Ireland.
Posing with their green #13 '34 Ford coupe Stockcar are (l to r) Nibbs Anderson, Don Allan, driver Harry Roberts and Speed Hunter in 1958. Submitted by Dave Ireland.
1959 aerial photo appeared in the Nanaimo Free Press. Submitted by Dave Ireland.
1959 photo of Hank Neilson (left) and Ray Pottinger (right). Both were well established drivers when Grandview opened, having previously competed at both Shearing and Western. Submitted by Dave Ireland.
1959 photo of Oscar Taylor's car. Taylor was from Nanaimo. Submitted by Dave Ireland.
#11 Doug Bowell, #71 Red Burke, #13 Harry Roberts and #44 Art Clarck race down the back stretch in 1959.Submitted by Dave Ireland.
Fred Bull in front of his Jalopy class Chev coupe in 1961. Submitted by Dave Ireland.
Jack Milner of Nanaimo, Modified Sportsman, in 1962. Ted Mackenzie photo submitted by Dave Ireland.
Bill Crow of Boise, Idaho goes through turn 2. Submitted by Dave Ireland.
May 17, 1963 turn 1 with (l to r) #21 Bill Crow, #7 Bob Gregg, #6 Dick Ganoe with #66 George Robertson outside and #2 Jack Milner following. Ted Mackenzie photo submitted by Dave Ireland.
Brian Willson goes through turn 2. Ted Mackenzie photo submitted by Dave Ireland.
Harold Sjostrom's B-Modified car after hitting a bouncing wheel from another car and being launched into the grandstand fence in 1964. Barrie Goodwin photo submitted by Dave Ireland.
1979. Courtesy of Rob and Linda.
1979. Courtesy of Rob and Linda.
1979. Courtesy of Rob and Linda.
1979. Courtesy of Rob and Linda.
1979. Courtesy of Rob and Linda.
1979. Courtesy of Rob and Linda.
1979. Courtesy of Rob and Linda.