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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
14 July 2008 Update

From Howard :


        Well, it's been a long time coming to get an update here but a lot has been going on ... a LOT (We'll, have a full Feature story on all this in August! It's awesome! ~ Editor)

        Working on my 1936 GMC has been a nine year hobby. It took such a long time because it was really hard to find parts for this rare and original truck. We kept looking for parts and got the truck out as often as we could. We traveled around Ohio a good bit, for parades and special WBNX-TV events for the CW Television Network.

         We took some nice photos of the truck and sent them to GM. They were working on their 100 Year Anniversary book. They wanted original-looking trucks for each decade. They wanted an authentic first year T-14 1/2-ton truck. And that's what I had!

         The GM ad agency tracked me down and requested to rent my truck after the 100 Year Anniversary Book was printed. They wanted to use the truck in the GMC Denali TV commercials, a national print campaign, and for magazines like Road & Track, National Geographic, Car & Driver.

          Here is the television commercial they made in California. Here is a poster I made up after the first television shoot.

          When ad agency called the second time, they mentioned they also needed a 1960 GMC 1/2-ton. So I found a nice 1961 GMC truck for the print ad.

         Check out the web site for more pictures (truck related) and other neat stuff I've enjoyed working on. My tag line I like to use is: "We love to make you look good" ... and have fun in the process!

Howard Keith
Howard Keith Design

           Howard! Wow, this is truly amazing. It has been so cool (and lengthy!) to be putting the Feature story together. We sure hope you get out to Kansas City this year for the Reunion. With all that you've been doing, we could almost have you as our first guest speaker (unless you want to do Karaoke with the rest of us! ) ~ Editor

15 March  2003  

From Howard :

         Hi ! Thought someone might want to see our 1936 GMC T-14 1/2-ton!  It has a factory 213 Olds motor! It just rolls it out of the garage on nice days!

         As of December 24, 2002 (it was very nice outside), the 1936 GMC was running great! I had been on vacation ... working on my TRUCK !  It's coming along!

         I had the truck in a Christmas parade [ pix ] which was a lot of fun. The 1936 GMC parts are still ... HARD TO FIND!  [ Here's a shot with into the engine compartment ]  

         I would like to find a 1936 GMC Panel / Suburban some day!


in Ohio


         Howard, you don't see a '36 GMC every day!  Looks like you are having a lot of fun with that old truck! ~ Curator


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