Harvester Homecoming adds more than 40 vintage trucks to collection
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - The Fort Wayne non-profit Harvester Homecoming hosted an event Saturday unveiling their new collection of vintage trucks.
The volunteer event is called “Garage ‘23″ because of the first line of vintage trucks that came to Fort Wayne in 1923.
Leaders say there were more than 50 volunteer truck drivers, mechanics and vintage truck experts from across the U.S. helping get the trucks running for their museum.
Harvester Homecoming founder Ryan DuVall says the collection includes more than 40 new trucks in Fort Wayne and leaders say they are hoping to get them all back in running condition.
“I never thought this would get to this point,” he said. “I’m so glad it has and I just hope and pray that we can make it happen for the long term because there’s so many experiences working with retirees and people who love these trucks and whose dads and grandpas worked here.”
DuVall says they are hoping to add these trucks to their collection when they open up their “Fort Wayne Truck Works & Area Industry Museum” in the area.
“You come to our show and you’ll see more people,” he said. “Your parents and grandparents age hugging and crying than you’ll see anywhere else and it’s amazing.”
The volunteer event wraps up Sunday morning with farewell breakfast.
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