Hot Rod Milk Truck
Writing about the Moxie Mobile got me thinking about another beverage themed ride I saw several years back at the GoodGuys Southwest Nats in Scottsdale. How is this for an homage to a family's roots in the dairy industry. This 1916 Ford is the brain child of Doug Weigel; you might remember I featured another ride by this vehicular virtuoso, the "Tiki T" a while back. When talking about the evolution of this trick truck Weigel said "If there's no plans, you can't make any mistakes. The milk truck was built in 90 days"... "some people have said you think outside the box, you think outside the truck. I'm fortunate" I think we are the one's that are fortunate that there are Doug Weigel's in this world that color outside the lines and give us these awesome rides to enjoy.
The French Broad Dairy Model T was fashioned after the trucks that were used on Weigel's grandfather's dairy farm, located on the French Broad River in Knoxville, TN. The truck is painted with both the original name and phone number of the dairy, but me thinks the modern treatment would blow Weigel's grandpa's mind; particularly from the firewall forward. Growing up on the dairy farm clearly left a lasting impression.
I would happily pay the extra delivery charge to have this baby bring me my moo juice very week. This thing's Got Milk and then some! Genius.
I'm still populating my calendar with many new events for the 2014 season and I want to share a few that are coming up in June. Graffiti Night in Onawa Iowa, held on the "widest Main Street in the USA" sounds like it's gonna be a blast. The Custom Car Revival, a weekend exclusively for traditional customs. in Indianapolis and a new venue and format for the GoodGuys All American Nationals that is also in Indianapolis. How about that for filling up my weekends in style!
Til the next time - Keep on Kruzin!