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Cars circle around Harbour Quay during the charity cruise on Aug. 6. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Thunder in the Valley cruise raises $16K for charities

Tseshaht First Nation memorial project, WCGH Foundation to benefit equally

 

A truck in the Pro class takes off from the starting line during the 2017 Thunder in the Valley event on Stamp Avenue. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

Alberni Valley drag racing’s charity cruise set for Aug. 6

Event will raise money for residential school memorial, hospital ER expansion

 

Alberni Valley Drag Racing Association’s Dave Beecroft reacts to the Christmas tree in a past Thunder in the Valley side-by-side drag race. The AVDRA is organizing a charity cruise for Aug. 6, 2021 instead of its regular races this year. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Alberni drag racers plan charity car cruise for Aug. 6

Thunder in the Valley cruise would replace proposed test-and-tune on main drag

 

A truck in the Pro class takes off from the starting line during the 2017 Thunder in the Valley event on Stamp Avenue. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

Alberni Valley drag racers ask for test-and-tune weekend

Annual drag race won’t take place, but racers want members-only event

A truck in the Pro class takes off from the starting line during the 2017 Thunder in the Valley event on Stamp Avenue. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
Canadian driver Paul Tracy pulls out of the pits during the morning session at the Molson Indy in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, July 26, 2003 (CP/Richard Lam)

Vancouver is considering hosting a Formula E race using electric cars

The race would be part of a three-day event focused on climate and sustainability

Canadian driver Paul Tracy pulls out of the pits during the morning session at the Molson Indy in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, July 26, 2003 (CP/Richard Lam)
A line of classic cars cruises past Echo Village on 10th Avenue as part of the 150-strong Cruise for Care on Friday, April 24, 2020. The event was put on to salute health-care workers at Port Alberni’s long-term care facilities and its hospital. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

VIDEO: Port Alberni’s Cruise for Care draws 150 cars

Cruisers salute health-care workers at long-term care homes, hospital

A line of classic cars cruises past Echo Village on 10th Avenue as part of the 150-strong Cruise for Care on Friday, April 24, 2020. The event was put on to salute health-care workers at Port Alberni’s long-term care facilities and its hospital. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
A truck in the Pro class takes off from the starting line during the 2017 Thunder in the Valley event on Stamp Avenue. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

Thunder in the Valley drag racing cancelled for 2020

Alberni Valley Drag Racing Association is still searching for a permanent location to hold races

A truck in the Pro class takes off from the starting line during the 2017 Thunder in the Valley event on Stamp Avenue. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
Ron Lightfoot, who regularly shows his 1928 Model A Ford (here at Gyro Williamson Park in Port Alberni), will be part of Port Alberni’s Cruise for Care this Friday, April 24, 2020. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Ron Lightfoot, who regularly shows his 1928 Model A Ford (here at Gyro Williamson Park in Port Alberni), will be part of Port Alberni’s Cruise for Care this Friday, April 24, 2020. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Myra Van Otterloo, a helicopter pilot from Nanaimo, and Jessa Arcuri, a school vice-principal from Penticton, will be driver and navigator of the True North Rally Cats, the first B.C. team to compete in the Rally Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc, the world’s only all-women’s, fully off-road rally, March 14-28 in Morocco. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo woman to compete in off-road rally race across the Moroccan desert

True North Rally Cats will be first B.C. team to compete in Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc

Myra Van Otterloo, a helicopter pilot from Nanaimo, and Jessa Arcuri, a school vice-principal from Penticton, will be driver and navigator of the True North Rally Cats, the first B.C. team to compete in the Rally Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc, the world’s only all-women’s, fully off-road rally, March 14-28 in Morocco. (Photo submitted)
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Competitors lay down some rubber and smoke the course Sunday during opening races at Thunder in the Valley in 2018. (MIKE YOUDS PHOTO)

Port Alberni’s Thunder in the Valley drag races returning to Stamp Avenue

Parking will be a challenge for spectators after site shrinks due to construction

Competitors lay down some rubber and smoke the course Sunday during opening races at Thunder in the Valley in 2018. (MIKE YOUDS PHOTO)
Thunder in the Valley set up its drag racing ‘Christmas tree’ and starting line in front of Catalyst Paper for the 2017 races. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

Port Alberni drag racers turn attention back to Stamp Avenue for 2020, 2021

AVDRA to ask city council for permission, road closures to run Thunder in the Valley Aug. 7-9, 2020

Thunder in the Valley set up its drag racing ‘Christmas tree’ and starting line in front of Catalyst Paper for the 2017 races. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
Drag racing fans were hoping Thunder in the Valley would return to the Alberni Valley Regional Airport. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)

B.C. government puts kibosh on drag racing at Alberni Valley Regional Airport

AVDRA was hopeful for a three-year temporary contract to race at the airport

Drag racing fans were hoping Thunder in the Valley would return to the Alberni Valley Regional Airport. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)