Keith Law's complete TALES FROM THE GREAT ROLLING DYNO

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Re: Keith Law's complete TALES FROM THE GREAT ROLLING DYNO

Post by RMS » 04 May 2017 15:06

lots of cool places in the harrison area Image

how many cars can you count ? Image

this is the back side of the Breckenridge glacier in 2009 Image

the last climb before nahatlatch Image
two_68_510s wrote:I guess our donkeys are quicker then your sled dogs!

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Post by bertvorgon » 04 May 2017 15:53

I could tell you about a huge mining scam that involved the property at the end of Harrison, North end of course, back in the early 70's.
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1968 Vintage 3HP Mini Bike
1971 Vintage 13' BOLER trailer

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Post by RMS » 04 May 2017 16:45

my buddy is the caretaker @ port douglas...... behind the podium in the old cook shack, where investment meeting were held, hangs a poster of a guy standing beside a big hole in the ground with a quot from Mark Twain "the definition of a gold mine: A hole in the ground with a liar on top."

its sad they bulldozed the town of port douglas to make the mining camp.... some remnants still remain hidden in the undergrowth
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Post by bertvorgon » 04 May 2017 19:24

I wonder if it is the same gang that I was very loosely involved with in the beginning of my career in this industry? I did a LOT of work on material that came from the end of the lake.
In my archives ( still looking) was a promotional brochure I had from 1970'ish time.. I spent the last year writing about some of the scams I have seen or had tried to warn people of what was going to happen if they followed through. I will post some up in a bit.
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1968 Vintage 3HP Mini Bike
1971 Vintage 13' BOLER trailer

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Post by loungin112 » 04 May 2017 20:00

Hey there Keith, Byron, Robyn, and all other orators.

Thanks all for sharing. I'm still making my way through the retelling of your great memories and experiences. It's discussion threads like this that set this site apart from others. Yes, we love our cars. But they are only one chapter in our novel-sized life. I'm hoping I can contribute to this thread a bit more in the coming years.

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Post by bertvorgon » 05 May 2017 07:03

We have been very fortunate to end up with such an eclectic group of fine minds and experience on this site.

While I do not partake in other sites, the odd time I drop into the G35 site points out how good this site is. The amount of misinformation on there almost makes me want to scream at times.

This site is peopled with 49 years worth of Datsun experience, with TRUE hands-on and technical skills.

I like to think that this thread and others lets us see who we really are as a collective group of people, with other life experiences that make who we are.

I can honestly say, as does my son, who is now in his 30's, that the group that we took, hiking, partying and other adventures, were/are great roles models, that let him see the best side of people!

Most of the core group of Vancouver people I have now known for well on 30+ years.
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1968 Vintage 3HP Mini Bike
1971 Vintage 13' BOLER trailer

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Post by bertvorgon » 16 Feb 2019 10:23

Been awhile since I added to this thread.

Soon I will have my "science fiction" story on here and it DOES involve 510's.

These pictures are 510 related and go back to my opening story in this thread..GARAGES.

In 1970 I was teaching my future wife how to drive, in my new 1969 Wagon. We were not far from my parents Fort Langley home and had stopped in a gravel area next to a hydro sub station, one with those huge wire fences. Somehow Betty got reverse instead of first and I did not notice. When she let the clutch out the car just lurched back in reverse with some throttle and went right into that fence, wrecking the drivers door, rocker, and scratching the back door..YIKES.

I decided to repair it myself, changing out the door after getting it painted. Did not worry about the rocker, but, my nice new car was not so new anymore. We changed it out in my friend Evan's driveway in Richmond.

The one picture in bad shape was also done during my dark room photo days, so it was a test print, hence the finger shapes on there.

That is my 58' Chevy Delray, 3 on the tree, straight 6 and my brother's car which was only ever used in the fields in Fort Langley back in a time when you could get away with that. Again that story is in the GARAGES tale.
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1968 Vintage 3HP Mini Bike
1971 Vintage 13' BOLER trailer

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Post by datzenmike » 16 Feb 2019 13:57

Blue flame six!
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Post by bertvorgon » 16 Feb 2019 18:32

WOW...not heard that term for 50 years!!!!

I did not of course have the Blue Flame motor, I had the lowly 136 HP one, the Blue flame I believe was 150 for the Corvette.
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1968 Vintage 3HP Mini Bike
1971 Vintage 13' BOLER trailer

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Post by bertvorgon » 17 Feb 2019 10:22

In digging through my collectible boxes I came upon a 1984 Edition of AUTOWEEK, where it profiles the restoration of the BRE 510 and had some cool old car ads. Not sure if you can read it but it is an interesting bit of history.
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Keith Law
1973 2Door Slalom/hill climb/road race / canyon carver /Giant Killer 510
1968 Vintage 3HP Mini Bike
1971 Vintage 13' BOLER trailer

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