LETTER: Good time cruising events, that have been a part of Langley history, are being lost

A letter writer is annoyed City council didn't do more to keep the Langley Good Times Cruise-In.

Dear Editor,

Re: Langley Good Times Cruise-In

What a sad day when an event that is such a part of Langley should be moved out of Langley proper.

Langley has always been about cars and cruising, and it was not a sad enough day when the original A&W closed and the Saturday night carhop disappeared!

Where is the nostalgia?

I am sure that the community totally benefits from all of the visitors hitting the local shops, restaurants, hotels, and now the casino.

The car show always kicked back to the community with donations.

Come on Langley City, buck up.

We lost the Molson Indy in Vancouver, now we lose the Langley Good Times Cruise-In in downtown Langley?


No wonder they call Vancouver one of the most boring cities in the world… we have lost confidence in ourselves as unique communities with unique history.

Can anyone born in Surrey or Langley in the late 1940s or early ’50s, boy or girl, deny that cruising the strip was the most fun you could have growing up in this area?

What’s wrong with growing up cheering for stock car racing, demolition derby, or a burn out on the main drag?

Are we kidding ourselves?

Wow, have we lost our sense for freedom and fun?

And for only one glorious weekend, rain or shine, the faithful, the keeners, the enthusiasts and the hot rod experts roll in to share a unique nostalgic run.

The most real fun you can have in Langley in the entire year?

More townhouses and condos, more single-family dwellings, huge tax base, less roads and infrastructure, and no good times, no long standing culture!

Shame on you mayor and council.

Stand up for the original community and the long-standing history of the Langley Strip!

Rotten tomatoes to the decision makers at City hall for outing the Langley Good Times Cruise-In!

Marian Porcher, Langley

Langley Advance

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