Saturday, September 5, 2009

WEFR’s First Pick Up Truck

Last tear on this date I posted an incident that occurred in 1965 if there had been any others for this date I have not logged them yet.

WEFR’s first pick up truck’s make and year are unknown to me. For you auto people out there I am sure one of you will know the make by the grill if so help a guy out. In May 1965 the company agreed to accept an exchange with H & H Chevrolet of Shippensburg for a pick up truck. It is believed the trade involved the 1947 Ford Rescue truck. The truck was said to be in good condition with the exception of the engine and clutch. They were to be replaced at no charge by H & H. In June 1965 it was mentioned that the motor was to be changed as soon as possible in the company minutes. The truck was never mentioned again in the newspapers or the minutes. This is the only photograph I have ever seen of this vehicle. It would have been taken in 1969 or 70 since it is beside the present fire station while it was under construction.


Anonymous said...

Okay I am awake out here!

The pick up was a 1955 Chevy with a big block V-8 and a Hurst 3 speed floor shifter. Didn't need to use the clutch. 0 to 60 in about 4.5 seconds. Ask Ron Elliott he ran the piss out of it. Once the Station was built in 1970 it got up graded. Don't know where it went. Bob Jones cut the deal with Frank Hollar.

Brad Myers said...

I wasn't even sure you were still looking. Thanks for the information. I understand there will be a visit very soon. Looking forward to seeing you, Brad.

Anonymous said...

Too bad the the Chevy's gone, Brad. You and a former co-worker could have run it in a parade, you know, like a 'now & then' or 'before & after' thing. Scare the kids.