Langley farm museum hosts pre-1930s vehicles

As the years tick past, those who know what a rumble seat is diminishes. Plows pulled by horses? Some wonder if that ever actually happened.

Rediscover the history of farming and cars together at Model A Sunday on June 7 at the BC Farm Museum at 9131 King St. in Fort Langley from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The museum houses the province’s largest collection of agricultural and pioneer artifacts. From the kitchen to the fields, getting around to getting it done, there is no more diverse illustration of how B.C.’s pioneers used to manage their days and their lives.

Coupled with that collection on Sunday will be cars from 1932 and older lining King Street, according to Model A Sunday organizers Mike McVay and Noel Cleveland.

“If it’s a nice day, we’re going to get a lot of people,” said McVay.

Last year was a well attended event with about 55 cars and approximately 250 visitors.

“We’re hoping for some real antique cars,” McVay added, noting that anything from 1932 and older is welcome to enter in the show.

“Bring it on down,” he said, including those cars that have been modified or turned into hotrods.

It’s the 27th year for the show, and Cleveland noted it’s an important event because it’s one of the few focused on the older cars.

“We try and attract people to come and see it [Model A Sunday] and see the museum,” Cleveland said.

“We use the whole street, sometimes both sides,” he added.

This year, organizers are hoping to see members of the steam car club join in and expect cars as old as 1910s and 1912s to be on display.

“There’s always a few hotrods,” commented Cleveland.

There will be hamburgers and smokies for sale by the Fort Langley Lions club.

Cleveland’s 1931 Ford slant window won’t be at the show, but McVay will have his 1928 Pontiac on site. “We’re open to all makes and models,” he said. “So long as it’s pre-1932.”

McVay will also be at the Pontiac show to be held at the Coast Hotel and Cascades Casino parking lot on Sunday, June 14.

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