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Ya Capt. I’m a fire equipment fanatic myself! Got a kick out of the old hand crank siren, vs. todays electronic or better yet, mechanical ‘Q’s.. My buddy was checking out the 68 vette to the right (couple spots over), I was all over that classic ‘engine’.. Never did get a pic of the vette…
Thanks for the pic Vic. To the day I die I’ll enjoy looking at fire apparatus, old and new. That old LaJunk isn’t all that much older than one of the first engines I was assigned to, which was a 1948 Seagrave/GMC 750gpm pumper.
For anyone intrested, we have a new deal in town on the last Saturday of August (Actually, this was the 2nd annual event). The 28th Street MetroCruise ( http://www.28thstreetmetrocruise.com/ ). It’s a 15 mile stretch of 28th street covered by classic cars and street rods. Starts out in Grandville, goes thru Wyoming, Kentwood, Grand Rapids and into Cascade Township. This year aprox. 185 Thousand people lined the stretch to check out the show that ran from 11am to 6pm. It’s similar to the cruise in Detroit on Woodward Ave, but the way it’s grown in 2 years, we’ll blow the Motor City away in no time!
I spent a couple hours at the end of the route in Cascade Township at Pals Diner (a classic 50’s burger joint similar to Rosies in Rockford). But let it be known, I’m no Al-the-Mayor when it comes to photography. All I had at the time was a Kodak 800 speed, 27 exposure, DISPOSABLE camera! I uploaded the first set to Flickr if you want to check them out. (they downsized the pics, so if any of them catchs your fancy, let me know.. I’ll be more then happy to send ya the full size version). Check them out at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
Below are a couple samples. Before I even started to take the pics, seen this first vehicle and thought of EngineCapt (1922 LaFrance Model D Chemical Tank Truck)..
28th Street Metro Cruise 2006
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