America’s Car Museum pays homage to work trucks with an exhibit that opened today (Nov. 5) called “Tools of the Trade – Powering the Working Class”.
The exhibit at the museum in Tacoma, Washington features 15 work vehicles including paddy wagons, grocer’s trucks and delivery vehicles.
“When Americans built their first automobiles, the sizes, shapes and configurations quickly began changing to support the massive growth of our country,” said ACM Curator of Exhibitry Scot Keller. “It’s amazing to see how these vehicles laid the foundation for many of our modern construction, transportation and police vehicles.”
In addition to the 15 vehicles on display, “Tools of the Trade” also features a 35-foot exhibit wall with four video monitors, offering more details.
The vehicles in the exhibit include:
- 1907 Kennett
- 1915 Ford Model T Depot Hack
- 1920 Packard 3-Ton grocer’s truck
- 1922 Olympic 2 ½ ton truck
- 1928 Graham Brothers Screenside
- 1929 ACME Model 17 1-ton dump truck
- 1929 Chevrolet 1-ton Huckster truck
- 1929 Ford Model AA 1-ton dump truck
- 1931 Twin Coach Helms Bakery truck
- 1934 Ford BB V-8 Wrecker
- 1940 COE Chevrolet Police “paddy” wagon
- 1942 GMC 1 ½ ton stateside truck
- 1946 Chevrolet Model DS/3800 Express 1-ton pickup
- 1947 Ford Railway Express
- 1956 Cushman ice cream wagon