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Below is a sampling of many of the trucks on display in our Trucking Hall of Fame® Exhibit Hall. Check out our app for more information, photos, and an audio recording for each truck.  Click here to download.

1933 Ford Paddy Wagon

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Ford V8 Gasoline

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Truck Information:
This 1933 Ford really wasn't a paddy wagon to start with. We loaned it to a movie company and the truck was used in F.I.S.T (1978) starring Sylvester Stallone. In the movie, F.I.S.T. stood for Federation of Inter-State Truckers. Stallone plays a truck driver and union organizer named Johnny Kovak. There is a scene in it where his character gets beat up and thrown into the back of this paddy wagon. It was Stallone's first movie after Rocky. The movie company actually made the truck into a paddy wagon. The movie was set in Cleveland in 1937 but was actually shot in Dubuque. The chassis of the truck is a real 1933 Ford; the body, however, is made of plywood and it's painted in the correct colors of a real Cleveland police vehicle from the '30s. The siren, horns and everything about it is correct for the Cleveland Police Department in 1937. Top Speed: 65 MPH

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