The Tipple team was introduced to The Little Red Truck in the Spring of 2018 and immediately fell in love. This fire engine red 1925 Model T pickup truck has a rich history, eventually finding its way to the 'burgh through Connecticut.
More than 60 years ago, The Little Red Truck was found in a Midwest barn in good condition. Over time it was gradually brought back to its initial splendor using original hardware. From there, the truck went to live in a Texas museum for 10 years. It was sold in 1974 to the Hasek family of Illinois. It suffered minor damage to the bed during a tornado in the '80's, but was soon repaired. It brought plenty of joy to the family as it was passed down from father to son, and provided countless rides to the grandchildren.
In 2000, The Little Red Truck was disassembled and underwent a massive restoration that included rebuilding both the engine and transmission. The upper part of the cab is new, but the rest of the truck (including the sheet metal, windows, and hardware) is from the mid-1920's! The Little Red Truck ventured to Connecticut in 2012 with a different owner, and made appearances in numerous parades and exhibitions.
As the first Tipple truck, we are over the moon excited to bring this special piece of Americana to your event. With the addition of our custom tap box, The Little Red Truck is sure to continue its legacy by bringing joy to you and yours!