Harry Lloyd grew up in Victoria on Vancouver Island. Growing up in the sixties he had a love of muscle cars and going FAST.
Shortly after getting his driver’s license at 16, his brother and friends built a race car and talked him into driving. The local racetrack “Western Speedway” is a 4/10 mile paved oval.
He drove the #15, a ’55 Chev in Stock class the first year and the second year moved up to Super Stock class driving the #13, a ’56 Chev which was destroyed and finished the year out with a ’57 Chev.
Harry bought his first car at age 15—a 1951 Ford 2 dr coupe. That was followed by a 1955 Chevy 2 dr, 301 4sp pos and 202 heads. Then a 1960 Chevy 2dr hardtop 348 Tri-power 3 speed column shift. His first new car was a 1968 Dodge Dart 2dr post with factory 273 high performance 4 barrel 4 speed. He then moved up to a 1969 Dodge Dart Swinger 340 4 speed posi. He also owned for a short time a 1969 Dodge Coronet R/T 440 six pack automatic. He also was a member of a couple of car clubs during this time.
Harry always wanted to own another muscle car and the opportunity arose in 2008. His wife Terry was driving by Zappone’s Garage and they saw a red 1970 El Camino for sale. Harry went to look at the car and later that day it sat in his driveway. The car was apparently supposed to be painted blue and while waiting to have it painted, Dave bought another El Camino. This one was going to be his wife’s car and she decided she wanted it to be red (thanks Jane!!). This car was originally purchased in Van Nuys before being sold in Reno where it was purchased by Dave and brought to Canada. Harry had the engine re-built and it has a 454 M22 4sp 410 posi.
Harry joined the Chevelle and El Camino club in 2008 and has been involved in club activities and car shows and helping to support our charities. He was elected as a director in 2014 and looks forward to helping to promote the club and now expanding to include other GM cars and keep the car hobby going with the younger generation.