Tatraplans in the Vancouver area (CAN) and the hated communist cars around dumped in the sea.

Just recently, this photo of a Tatraplan show car in Abbottstown, BC, Canada popped up on Facebook. But what t could be its background? Which dealer was involved? We’ll lead you to the Tatra Canada stories of the early fifties , dominated by Cold-War feelings.  Thanks to John Long and Gary Cullen.


Tatraplan showcar in Abbotsforf (CAN, Greater Vancouver) around 1950


Note Tatraplan with its luggage lid and doors open at the back row. (Photo Gary Cullen)

The overall story of Tatras imported to Canada in a politically sensitive era: https://driving.ca/auto-news/news/the-fascinating-world-of-canadas-lost-tatra-culture