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Trucks on Display

 

Below is a sampling of many of the trucks on display in our Trucking Hall of Fame® Exhibit Hall. When you visit, you’ll find more than what is featured here.

1933 Ford Paddy Wagon


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 Sylvester Stallone's movie called F.I.S.T. The film was shot in Dubuque and released in 1978. 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. 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 actually shot in Dubuque like I mentioned earlier). 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. There is a scene in the movie where Sylvester Stallone gets beat up and thrown into the back of this paddy wagon.



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