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Come visit the BC Vintage Truck Museum in Cloverdale
6022 176 St, Surrey, BC, Canada – Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday’s and Saturday’s
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The BC Vintage Truck Museum would like to thanks all those that helped make the 2019 Surrey Santa Parade of Lights a huge success. The museum’s volunteers worked very hard to make sure the staging was done as smoothly as possible. We welcome volunteers throughout the year.
The BCVTM is proud to present out latest acquisition. This Replica of a 1910 White Steam powered Delivery Van was donated to the Museum by Pete Gagan.
The White is a combination of a 1910 White 2 cylinder compound Steam Engine, Reproduction Stanley boiler, overland chassis, and Model A rear axle. The owner referred to it as the “Hot Rod” of Steam cars. Come on by for a visit to check it out
The BCVTM said goodbye to a friend, Lorne Findlay, on March 21, 2019.
Lorne was involved in the BC Transportation Museum in the 80’s in preparation for Expo, and the Transporama Displays along Front Street
Lorne Findlay was born in 1926 and grew up in Kaleden B.C. After graduating from high school in Penticton he enlisted in the Army and was trained as a mechanic at Camp Shilo Manitoba. Following his discharge Lorne moved to Vancouver where he worked for the White Motor Co. and some other shops.
He later operated his own Texaco Station at Collingwood & Fourth Avenue as well as another station for about ten years. He started maintaining the First Baptist Church school bus as well as driving it. He also did some maintenance for Vancouver Tours & Transit.
His garage business attracted many old car buffs, (Lorne was a 56 year member of the VCCC Club). After leaving the garage business Lorne began maintaining the bus fleet for VT&T and later began driving full time for them and later CSL, Maverick and Charter Bus Lines of BC
Leading up to 1997, Lorne planned an eighty-fifth anniversay re-enactment of the 1912 first cross-Canada trip sponsored by the REO Company with his own 1912 Reo. An author, John Nicol, traveled with Lorne, his wife Irene and son Peter on this epic trip. Nichol’s book “The All-Red Route from Halifax to Victoria” was the result
Lorne passed away in Vancouver February 25 2019 and two of Lorne’s Vintage Autos, now owned by son Peter, were on display at his service on March 21 2019 in Richmond, the 1912 Reo and 1927 Auburn
Among the other old cars on display were a 1914 Model T and 1912 Oakland belonging to Lorne’s oldest son, Ken