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Owned by Alex Arizmendi
"Alex an Mader"
Bolter # 20892
Americus, Georgia

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22 June 2009
# 2622

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From Alex :

Mader is a 1966 Chevrolet C/60 tow truck powered by a Target Master 366 CID engine. This truck was built as a dealer tow truck for the local Chevy dealer here in Americus, Georgia. After the dealership closed, Mader saw duty as a tree stump puller until the owner had no further use for her. He sold her to someone else to pull peanut wagons with.

After that owner destroyed most of the truck, they sent her to the scrapman. I saw Mader and remembered it as the truck I grew up wanting to drive, and is the reason I got into towing. I bought Mader on sight for $1,500 and towed her home.

Mader is now a working truck that stays on the road working her tail off. When I get the chance, I pull her off duty for a few days and I work on her. I am slowly bring her back to the truck I remember her to be. While teaching my 11 year old son my trade, Mader (named by local kids) also brings me and him together for Father and son time. It's amazing to me how a rusty old truck can do so much to bring joy to us.

Old timers tell me stories about this truck all the time and I enjoy hearing them. Children jump up and down pulling their hands down for me to honk her horn all the time. I love honking for them so much I added air horns just so they get their money's worth. Every where me and Mader goes she turns heads.

Working Mader and working on Mader is my childhood dream come true. I can't wait for the next tow call or the next time I get to work on her. Boy am I glad the crusher didn't get her! She is truly a labor of love for both me and my son.


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