Tim Murphy of Mount View Mobil (www.mountviewmobil.com) in Wausau, Wis. has a 1940 Ford with an old Weaver Auto-Crane wrecker from the early ‘20s. He bought the crane eight years ago at the Iola Old Car Show (www.IolaOldCarShow.com). Later, he discovered it had been in a junk yard in the Rib Mountain area for 50-60 years.
After buying the Auto Crane, Tim purchased a 1940 Ford street rod pickup. A friend of his had built the truck back in the early ’90s. “We put the crane in the back and the proportions and everything worked out just perfect,” Tim notes. “Now, it’s an advertising piece. It drives excellent, but it’s really mostly a car show promotional vehicle for Mount View Mobil and Mount View Towing.”
In May, Mount View Mobil will start its annual Cruise Nights. We plan on being there and hope that all our friends in the Wausau area and members of the Central Wisconsin Road Knights will stop by. Keep checking the Mount View Mobil Website for the exact date, time and details.