Classic cars shine at Langley seniors residence

The cars from past decades brought back memories for residents in Murrayville.

A group of classic car owners showed off their chromed and polished rides Thursday to some Langley seniors who were young when the cars were.

For the fourth year, more than a dozen classic car owners dropped by Harrison Pointe on 216th Street near Fraser Highway for a car show just for residents of the local seniors facility.

One of the Harrison Pointe residents enjoying the show was Doug Denyer.

“All of these old cars, I was associated with them in my younger years,” he said.

He got his license to drive at age 16, in 1936, Denyer said.

But the first car he drove was an old Model T Ford, when he was just 10, taking it around on the family farm back in Minto, Manitoba.

The first car he ever owned himself was a 1928 Whippet.

“You started them with a crank,” Denyer said.

His favourite car wasn’t at the Thursday afternoon show, but he has seen in there in the past – a 1937 Lincoln 12 cylinder.

“My dad had one,” Denyer said.

Many of the car owners have come back year after year to the annual event.

“The people are all so warm and friendly,” said Rene Doyharcabal, who has been attending the events since they began. “And they offer to feed us for coming here,” he joked.

Paola Welti, activities coordinator, said the event brings back memories for a lot of the residents.

 

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