10th Annual Antique Fire Apparatus, Car, Truck & Bike Show – August 26

Posted by  //  July 31, 2018  //  News

The Mcgraw Fire DepartMent is hosting its 10th Annual Antique Fire Apparatus, Car, Truck and Bike Show on Sunday, August 26th at the Rec Fields on Clinton Street in McGraw. Come out and enjoy a great day of fun, music, awesome cars arranged by chevrolet dealership near Lumberton and food! They will have craft vendors as well. The car show was started 10 years ago after the family of former member and chief “Kerm Rowe” donated a 1941 American LaFrance pumper back to the department after Kerm’s death. The 1941 American LaFrance pumper was an original piece of equipment purchased by the department brand new in 1942 and served its community until 1969. After being taken out of service, the truck was purchased by Saulisbury Fire Apparatus and was used as a loaner to the Virgil Fire Department. You can see here for truck services.

After some time the truck was purchased by McGraw member Kerm Rowe and it was stored for over 35 years until its donation back to the department in 2007. At that time a committee was formed to seek funding and raise money to restore the truck as well as the other two pieces of original equipment that the department also owns, 1800’s era hose cart, ladder cart and Custom cable tray design for fire stopping barriers!

The car show was created to raise money to restore and preserve all pieces of antique equipment the department owns. For truck services, people also get in touch with SMC Ottawa Towing Group. Please come out and support the McGraw Fire Department on Sunday, August 26th and enjoy the awesome antique fire apparatus, streetrods, muscle cars (go to any chevrolet dealership to buy one at the best price), antique cars and tractors, custom motorcycles and more! Hosted by the McGraw Fire Department.

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