Throwback: Lobster Claws, Racecars and Miss Teen Vancouver

For Vancouver magazine’s 50th year, we’re taking a look back through the archives and sharing a few classic covers each month.

June 2007

The lobster claw on the cover may look like a simple shot, but  photographer Eydís Einarsdóttir had to hold it in the perfect position with pins, and then put in hours of Photoshop work retouching it.

June 1990

VanMag capitalized on Molson Indy excitement by, um, running a story guessing how a variety of car brands would do in a hypothetical race around the track. Somehow, this story is six pages.

June 1981

The glamorous and successful Miss Teen Vancouver (she’s a champion baton twirler!) graces the cover of an issue packed with style. Consider the fashion stories on hot topics like “cotton” and “clay-and-rust-coloured silk separates.”

June 1975

In the aftermath of a bitter three-month strike by the disc jockeys of Top 40 station CKLG, Vancouver magazine profiles the drama that included picketing advertisers, disowning scabs and a station manager who refused to negotiate. Those looking for a more uplifting story should turn to “My Pals the Fantails,” an ode to the joys of tropical fish ownership (even after a nasty aquarium leak onto a shag carpet).  An events listing teases what to expect at an Alice Cooper show: “Dancers in spider suits crawling along a web, accompanied by a chorus line dressed in skeleton suits. And a Cyclops monster.”

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