BC Vintage Truck Museum, Cloverdale, Surrey BC Canada

By Jennifer Lang - Cloverdale Reporter


Published: April 18, 2012 7:00 AM

Proponents of a heritage transportation centre have found a temporary home for a collection of vintage vehicles they want to bring back to Cloverdale.

The City of Surrey has agreed to lend the Surrey Heritage Society a building on the Cloverdale Fairgrounds to house the new BC Heritage Transportation Centre.

A memorandum of understanding is being worked out permitting the society to use the old Surrey Museum building at 6050 176 Street (the northeast corner of 60 Avenue and 176 Street). The building was more recently home to the Cloverdale Seniors Centre until about a year ago.

The society is dedicated to the preservation and conservation of heritage assets. Members want to relocate the Teamsters Freight Transportation Museum and Archives Collection from Port Coquitlam to Cloverdale.

 


BC Vintage Truck Museum

6022 176 Street, Surrey, BC

Canada V3S 4E7

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Admission by Donation

10am – 2pm Saturdays

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Phone 604-372-4093

bcvintagetruckmuseum@shaw.ca

www.bcvintagetruckmuseum.org

 

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June 21 2014

WHAT: Truck and Tractor Show N Shine at the BC Vintage Truck museum

Part of the City of Surrey’s “Door Open Event”

WHEN: 10a.m. to 4p.m.

ADMISSION: Free to public, Live entertainment and food.

REGISTRATION: Open to all types of Trucks

Exhibits: Trams, Museum buses, Vintage Tractors & Farming Equipment

WHERE: Truck Museum Cloverdale Fairgrounds 6022 176 St. Surrey

INFO: 604-372-4093 or 604-576-3155

 

 

 

 

A GRAND OLE TIME

The BC Vintage Truck Museum held its official grand opening celebration on Wed. October 9th, a perfect fall evening on the Cloverdale Fairgrounds.  Guests were welcomed by two gorgeous restored Surrey Fire Dept. vehicles along with a 1910 International Auto Wagon from the BC Pioneer Truck Society. MC Roger Bose lightened the crowd up with a brief history of the collection and then the group heard from the original collector Bob King's god daughter about how he started his trucking business. Surrey Heritage Society special events director Judy Higginbotham had put together a wonderful evening of food, drink and entertainment to commemorate the long volunteer hours that enabled the opening of this wonderful piece of trucking history. Special thanks were given to the late Bill Reid who was the moving force in bringing this truck collection to Cloverdale in 1987 as part of the BC Transportation Museum and in 2011 to form the new BC Vintage Truck Museum. The event was attended by a number of local and provincial dignitaries including the Hon. Stephanie Cadieux Minister of Children and Family Development and the Hon. Shirley Bond Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour along with City Councillors Mary Martin and Judy Villeneuve. The Truck collection has been hard at work attending a number of events like the Blueberry Festival, the Langley Cruise-In, the Cloverdale Costume parade and will be a key feature in the upcoming Surrey's Santa Parade of Lights that will be held on Sunday, Dec. 8th in Cloverdale.

The BC Vintage Truck Museum is open on Saturdays from 10am - 2pm and you can find out more about the collection at their new website: bcvintagetruckmuseum.org To find out more information or to volunteer call (604) 372-4093

 

 

 

Thank-you to the following sponsors to date; City of Surrey ; Cobra Electric; Lark Construction

 

The Grand Opening was a huge success with many people attending and check out the images Below on the Youtube Video and image gallery. The Youtube video can bee seen larger on youtube

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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©2013 BC Transportation Heritage Museum
Thank-you to the following sponsors to date; City of Surrey ; Cobra Electric; Lark Construction