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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Bob’s Antique & Classic Cars, Part 5

1927 International Fire Truck
Photo by Kate Tompkins
Once you walk into the gift shop, you can find the car collection through a door in the back corner. It’s not a very large room, but there is a LOT of stuff in there. Today we’re looking at a 1927 International fire truck. According to the display next to it, it’s one of four specially built trucks, and was used new by the Barnet, Vermont, Fire Department. The body was built by Boyer. It’s run by a 6 cylinder 48 hp engine. Sorry I couldn’t give you a better look, but as you can see, things are packed cheek to jowl in the display room.



1927 International Fire Truck
Photo by Kate Tompkins
If you’re interested in International trucks, looks like George Kirkham in Lethbridge, Alberta, has a great collection, with over 50 different vehicles. Haven’t been there myself, but judging by all the photos in the online catalogue, the Kirkham International Motor Truck Collection is well worth a visit. I don’t think it’s generally open to the public—at least there’s no information online—so call or email ahead to find out if you can visit before planning your trip.

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