Food on wheels (including desserts) are a trend now, delivering goodies right on curbside throughout cities around the nation. A common theme is a uniquely decorated truck and awesome (or at least unique) food. Gone are the days of minimally decorated food carts with a bland generic food (hot dogs).
Ever wondered how these trucks evolve to be a food trucks ? Here, I would like to share how a retro vintage truck began its journey to a mobile eatery. All these images and stories are shared to me by Brandon Byrd, a proud captain of 1952 vintage food truck, Goodies.
The retro metro began its life in California as an Air Force post office vehicle. After its honorable discharge, it worked as a tool shed on the base for next few years. It was hauled away for scrap. Luckily someone rescued it and used for their painting business.
The truck lovingly named “Gigi” took about two years to get restored. The truck had low miles but many other things needed a lot of fixing. After final touch-ups, it is roaming nation’s capital serving sweet treats from nation’s heartland.
Goodies is serving old-fashioned frozen custards made in small batches. I can’t wait to try them.
Metro Van by International Harvester was once commonly used as milk and bakery delivery trucks. It is so fitting to see it serving another milk product, ice cream sundae delivered to us by this van.
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