Chenn Bergen (left), President of the BC Vintage Truck Museum poses with Ted Laturnus (right) in front of Ted’s 1953 Austin Countryman that he donated (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media)

PHOTOS: 1953 Austin Countryman donated to BC Vintage Truck Museum

“The best thing for the vehicle was to put it in the museum”

“It has got to be one of the best restorations we’ve had” said Chenn Bergen, President of the BC Vintage Truck Musuem.

Ted Laturnus donated his 1953 Austin Countryman that was previously restored by his father, Syd Laturnus who passed away this September.

“It is one of those cars that a lot of people can relate to because someone in the family had one” said Laturnus.

Laturnus continued, “I’ve had grown men almost come to tears when they’ve seen the vehicle.”

Bergen highlighted that the Austin Countryman is a well restored vehicle with British Columbian history.

“We get offered five or six trucks a year but we try to focus on vehicles with British Columbian history.”


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