Previous Trucks

1998 Dodge Ram 1500 “Twister” movie replica – Red – Restored by Bandit Movie Cars of Florida, went across the block at Barrett Jackson Palm Beach 2019, complete with Dorothy I and working red lights, purchased used July 18, 2019

1997 Ford F350 XL – Neon Yellow – This fully functional squad truck was bought new by the Wilkins Twp. VFC (Turtle Creek, PA) and found its way to my collection with only 45k miles on the odometer. Powered by a 460 V8 mated to an automatic transmission and four wheel drive.
1991 Ford Explorer XLT ‘JP05’ Jurassic Park Tour Vehicle tribute – custom paint and decals – fully restored and painted by myself using PlastiDip from It was displayed at many shows before I sold it, including the 2019 All Ford Nationals in Carlisle PA.
1996 GMC Suburban 2500 Emergency Vehicle – Red/white – This GMC has 74k original miles, is powered by a 6.5L Turbodiesel V8, and was an ex Mt. Pleasant VDF and Crescent Township squad vehicle.
1994 GMC Suburban K2500 – Fire rescue – 350 V8, dual rotating roof lights, push bar, and ex Pine Creek Fire Department vehicle. It only has 86k original miles.
1987 Ford C8000 COE Fire Engine – Red – This is a fully functioning, former City of Louisville, Ohio fire truck. It is powered by the Cat 3208 TurboDiesel and an automatic transmission. Only has 23k original miles.

1984 Chevrolet C65 fire engine – white – This fully functional brush truck belonged to the Grantsville, Maryland Volunteer Fire Department. Under the hood is a 7.0L 427ci V8 engine with a 5 speed manual transmission with rear splitter. It has 16k original miles and is heading to protect residents from wildfires in California.
1986 Ford C8000 COE Fire Engine – Red/white – This is a fully functioning, former city of Bowmans Additon, Maryland fire truck. It is powered by the Cat 3208 TurboDiesel and a 5 speed manual transmission with a rear splitter. Only has 21k original miles.

1975 Ford C900 series fire truck – Former Pleasant Valley (O’Hara Twp.), fully functional, came with many hoses, dual personal MSA air tanks from Dorseyville and Ingomar, fully functioning lights and sirens, CB radio, PA system, 5 speed manual with 2 speed rear axle, 12k original miles, ladders, multiple fire extinguishers, air brake system, air horns, purchased used September 26, 2019.

1986 Emergency One Pumper – Red – This E-one fire engine was purchased from West Wilmerding Fire Department, came partially equipped, and has 29k original miles. Power comes from a Detroit Diesel, straight piped, and was in service as a backup engine.

1970 Chevrolet C/60 – Red – This brush/pumper was owned by Finleyville VFD its whole life, and was put up for sealed bid. I had to bring it home, and I did. It has a V8 under the hood, a 5 speed manual transmission, and four wheel drive. I sold it to buy my aerial truck.

1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo – Flame Red – I have wanted another older SUV again after owning two first generation Durangos, and went with a Jeep this time around. This one was on eBay in North Carolina, has the 5.2L 318ci V8, 120k original miles.

1994 Ford Bronco XL – Factory 5 speed manual, 302 V8, and four wheel drive with manual locking hubs. I installed the “correct OJ Simpson police chase” front license plate and plate frame.
1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4×4 – Frost white – This oddball came from the original owner’s son out of Richland, Washington with 87k miles on the odometer. It was powered by a 4.3 V6 and bolted to a 5 speed manual transmission. I took this on a 1600 mile roadtrip through 8 states in the summer of 2022, even driving it down the tail of the Dragon.
2002 Chevrolet S10 Xtreme – 4.3 V6, 32k original miles, and is fairly loaded up with most options checked. This truck was bought new at Colussy Chevrolet and never left the Bethel Park, PA area.
1990 Ford F-150 XLT – The unique part about this truck was the fact it was a regular cab, long bed, 2 wheel drive, with a fuel injected 351 V8 under the hood. I had the window sticker, and there was no price listed for it. From my understanding it was a special ordered truck to a Ford executive. It only had 76k miles on it.
1995 Dodge Dakota SLT 4X4 – This was my daily driver for a while. I wanted a mid size 4X4 pickup and always liked this body style of Dakota, so I found it on eBay just outside of Wintersville, Ohio. It had 105k original miles on it. Sadly the engine was the very underpowered 3.9 V6, but that didn’t stop me from putting on a custom cat-back dual Magnaflow exhaust on it.
1990 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer – I bought this from my friend’s collection. It had a repaint, but was professionally done. The 2.9 V6 was beyond tired at 167k miles but it never left me stranded. I made a custom cat-back exhaust for it and drove it for a few months. I sold it right before I moved into my new house.
1993 Dodge Ramcharger Canyon Sport – This last year for US market Ramcharger was a southern truck with 150k miles. I bought it out of a friend’s collection and daily drove it for a while. I also made a custom cat-back Maganflow exhaust for it. Under the hood of this beast was a fuel injected 318ci V8.
2013 Ram 1500 Express – My Hemi powered winter beater I bought right after Christmas 2017, and traded in on my 2018 Ram 2500 April of 2018. This truck was 1 of 548 made in Copper Pearlcoat with the specific options mine had. It had an aftermarket Flowmaster exhaust on it along with aftermarket window tint. Overall, I was super happy with it.
1999 Dodge Durango SLT – Chili Pepper Metallic – Vortech supercharged 5.9L V8, 42k original miles, air lift rear springs, dual exhaust, long tube headers, built for Carroll Shelby at Murphy and Shelby Dodge in California.
2003 Dodge Durango R/T – Magnaflow exhaust, Lund hood scoops, purchased as a daily driver from a little dealership in Parma, Ohio… used it for a winter and absolutely loved every minute of it.
2002 Dodge Durango SXT – I bought this to fix and use for the Detroit Gambler 500 race. Sadly I had a change in employment and was unable to take the time off to go, so I sold it.
1994 Ford Explorer XLT – This one was clearly purchased for parts. It was a donor for the Jurassic Park tour vehicle restoration. There was only 68k miles on it when it t-boned another vehicle and tweaked the frame in the front.