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Antique fire truck shines again

July 24, 2014

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10349208_10203831357251703_5283128653961525127_nBy Randy Kirby
Managing editor

The West Central Missouri Vintage Auto Club has restored a 1929 Ford Fire Truck that was last used in the 1960s. The sparkling-clean historical vehicle was on display Wednesday at the Missouri State Fair’s Fire House. and will also be on display during the 2014 Missouri State Fair, making a special appearance at the Opening Day Parade.

Floyd Hatfield, president of the Vintage Auto Club, said that his club was looking for a project, and learned about the antique vehicle through the Missouri State Fair Foundation.

The truck was originally classified as surplus property by the state of Missouri. “The fair director at that time was Marion Lucas; he and Charlie Ramseyer (maintenance supervisor) were instrumental in bringing the truck to the fairgrounds from surplus, and at the time, there was no money in the state’s budget at the time to refurbish it (in the early 1980s),” Hatfield said. “It was not running at all when we got it this spring. But it’s up to speed now, running good.”

Club member Don Weaver volunteered to transport the truck on its many journeys to club members’ shops for the restoration work, Hatfield noted. “So hats off to Don’s Towing. He really stepped up and helped us out.” Club members posed for photos with the truck on Wednesday.

Fairgoers can see the historic truck throughout the 2014 Fair at the fire station, noted Fair Director Mark Wolfe. Photos by Randy Kirby, Sedalia Weekly Observer.

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