Vintage vehicles on arrangement during Silver City Fire Fest in Meriden – Meriden Record
July 22, 2018 - storage organizer
MERIDEN — Dozens of glow and puncture use workers, photographers and enthusiasts attended a ninth annual Silver City Fire Fest on Saturday.
Fire trucks, military cruisers and puncture use vehicles were on arrangement in a parking lot of The Comfort Inn and Suites on East Main Street.
Booths showcased several styles of vehicles, photography, glow apparatus and uniforms.
“It’s only stretched each year, we’ve got some-more and some-more vendors each year,” pronounced organizer Michael Quinn, clamp boss of a Connecticut Fire Photographers Association.
Quinn pronounced around 25 vendors were featured and about 100 people attended a eventuality via a day. It was a initial year secretly owned vehicles were featured. Some are still in service.
“We get good support and team-work from a Meriden Fire Department and a Meriden Volunteer Fire Department and a Meriden Police Department,” pronounced Quinn, who also serves as a city’s Corporation Counsel.
The oldest car on arrangement was a Cheshire glow dialect truck, a Ford Model T array from 1912.
“It’s only a good eventuality to respect open reserve and a group and women who work in it and respect a people who (are) preserving the history,” Quinn said.
Charlie Morin pronounced it was a third year he has showcased Squad 51, a reproduction of a glow truck from a 1970s TV uncover “Emergency!”
“It inspired me and thousands of other people to turn paramedics,” Morin said.
Morin bought a physique of a 1971 lorry and worked to revive it with apparatus and medical reserve from a 70s.
“I came to California to find it buried in storage for some-more than 15 years,” Morin said.
Self-proclaimed “firebuff” Charlie Tentas, pronounced it was his sixth year at the event. Although he has never worked as a firefighter, he pronounced he has enjoyed re-creating model glow trucks for years.
“It’s a good hobby,” Tentas said. “I got into creation models over 30 years ago.”
Quinn pronounced he hopes to supplement some-more vendors and possibly have commemorative T-shirts subsequent year.
“It’s only been flourishing and growing,” Quinn said. “We’re looking brazen to the tenth year.”