In uploading some of the exciting items we’ve been able to haul this year, I realized that it has been a long time since we have shared new content on the website. This year has been filled with new experiences, one being the partial loss of my towing buddy. My little guy started kindergarten this year, so he doesn’t get to ride with me as much as he was. I miss having him along for the ride, but he is full of questions every day about all of the things I hauled that day while he was in school.
The most amazing pieces graced my flatbed this year – from an enormous metal shell heading to Petco Park Stadium in San Diego to a stagecoach built to the specifications of any well-made stagecoach in the 1800s. The shell was sculpted here in Tucson and there are many important military dates cut into every curve of the shell. We were told that once it reached its destination, it would be lit up from the inside with LEDs. The stagecoach was headed to a private collection, and certainly caught the attention of many as we travelled down I10. Of course, we had beautiful hot rods and the usual mix of everyday-drivers, but being able to haul motorcycles is probably our most exciting accomplishment this year.
As always, the most important item I can share with you is being aware. There are so many distractions in our world today, and being distracted while behind the wheel makes you lethal. If you have to take that call and you don’t have a Bluetooth device, pull over. When you see someone on the side of the road with their lights flashing – whether it is an emergency vehicle or someone who is having car trouble – the law in Arizona states that you must slow down and move over if it is safe to do so. We all want to go home to our families. I know I want to go listen to all of the things that my little tow-buddy learned in class, and share with him the people who I helped while he was learning. Be safe!