April 3, 2006

City of Dunedin's Sixth Annual Touch-A-Truck

The City of Dunedin will be holding the Sixth Annual Touch-A-Truck on Saturday, April 28th 2007 from 10am-2pm at Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin, Fl. (Corner of Pinehurst and Michigan Blvd.).This is a free event for all ages that has attracted over 7500 visitors each year with activities such as: train rides, petting zoo, pony rides, moonwalks, face painting, and an interactive “Children’s Workshop”. This year we will be having “Blue Angel Cockpit photos in an authentic F-4 Phantom painted as an exact replica of a Blue Angels’ F-4. There will be giveaways benefiting the Dunedin for Youth Scholarship Fund during the event. There will be entertainment during event hours, DJ, and food and drink concessions available. This year, we are expecting attendance to exceed 10,000 (ages range from infants to senior citizens).This event showcases all types of vehicles including monster trucks, fire engines, cars, trucks, heavy-duty construction equipment, military vehicles, helicopters, motorcycles, emergency vehicles, entertainment, and much, much, more. Last year, we had 128 vehicles attend the event. We will be showcasing over 140 vehicles from all over the state of Florida and outside the State this year. This event for all ages is the largest of its kind in the state. For more information, call 727-812-4533.

Here is a current list of confirmed vehicles/companies that will be attending this year’s event:

American Red Cross – Disaster Relief Vehichle, Astro Skate Center –Bus, Atlantis Clinic & Walk-in – American General M35 Military Vehicle, Benjamin Franklin Punctual Plumbing – Isuzu Box Truck/Boston Lobster Feast – VW Beetle covered with giant lobster, Bottom Line Publications –2006 Ford E650 Pick-up Truck, Chick-fil-a – Cow Van with Cow Mascot and spin the wheel promotion, City of Dunedin (Fleet Maintenance) - Catapillar Forklift, Ford Jerdan Rollback, Ford Utility Truck & Custom Golf Cart, City of Dunedin (Parks Department) – 2004 Kubota L3430 & 2002 Toro Reel Master 4000, City of Dunedin (Solid Waste Department) - Curb Recycler Truck & Residential Side Loader Garbage Truck, City of Dunedin (Stormwater Department) - 2005 Elgin Sweeper & 2005 CAT Posi-Crawler, City of Dunedin (Streets Department) - Caterpillar 924 GZ, Stirling Virsa Lift Tree Truck, Sterling 12 Yard Dump Truck, Grader 413XT, City of Dunedin (Wastewater Department) - TV/Seal Truck & Sewer/Vac Truck, Clearwater Marine Aquarium - Educational Marine Life Vehicle, Critical Intervention Services - Crown Victoria Patrol Car, Ford Expedition Homeland Security Unit & Argo Amphibious Vehicle, Dean's Towing - 60 ton Tow Truck & Chevy Kodiak Tow Truck, Dunedin Fire Rescue – Ladder Fire Truck, Dunedin NASLEMM - 1950 Willys Army Jeep, Dunedin Post Office – LLV Postal Delivery Vehicle, Dream Photo USA - Blue Angel Cockpit Photos in an authentic F-4 Phantom painted as an exact replica of a Blue Angels’ F-4, Florida Blood Services – “Blood Drive” with 4 Bed Bus, Florida Division of Forestry - Transport Truck & Bulldozer, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission - Florida State Fish & Wildlife Law Enforcement Truck, Florida Food Tankers - Liquid tanker semi-truck (Food Grade), Florida Highway Patrol (Auxiliary) – Ford Excursion Patrol Truck, Florida Rock Industries – Concrete Mixer Truck & Block Boom Truck, Full Throttle Magazine – Hummer, Antique Fire Truck & Motorcycles, Hauser's Coin Company - Armored Truck, Hire A Fire Truck – 1975 American LaFrance Fire Truck, Jim Goins - 1948 Ford Truck(Restored), Kelley Equipment Co. of Florida, Inc. – 40 Ton Truck Crane, Knight Rider Racing –“Vanzilla” Monster Van & Chevy P/U C6000 Truck, Moss Feaster – 1996 Buick Hearse, Neighborly Care Network - Ford E-450 20 Passenger Bus, Out of Control Monster Truck – 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 V10 Monster Truck, Pinellas County Animal Services - International Mobile Medical Animobile & Chevy Sierra Cage Truck, Pinellas County School Board – 2005 Thomas Saf-T-Liner C-2 School Bus, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Department – Helicopter, Mobile Command Bus, Airboat, Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections (Voter Education) - GMC Safari votermobile, Pit Crew Tire Service - Isuzu FRR Mobile Tire Service Truck, Pro Tools – Mobile Tool Truck with trailer and Racing Van, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) - 40 foot transit bus, Publix Supermarkets Road Team - Semi tractor trailer truck, Q Auto Injury Attorneys – 2004 Pontiac Grand Am, Salvation Army - Emergency Mobile Feeding Truck, St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (Air Fire Rescue) - HPR Titan 1500 Airport Fire Rescue Vehicle, Suncoast Health Council – Healthy Kids Program Information Table, Suncoast Safety Counsel - DUI Crash Vehicle, Sunstar - Critical Care Ambulance & Ford E-450 Ambulance, Turtle Southeast, Inc - Tandem Tractor Trailer/50 Ton Lowboy & Roadtec RX-700 Milling Machine\, Truck Depot Accessory Superstores - '01 Ford Excursion, '05 Ford F250 Truck & '03 Ford F350 Monster Truck, Uncle Sam Patriotic Model A – Antique Model A, Vision Ace Hardware - Box Truck with Children’s workshop area and Yellow Cab – Crown Victoria Taxicab

We will be having 2 extra special guests this year to take pictures with: Florida Division of Forestry’s “Smokey Bear” and Suncoast Safety Counsel’s “Vince & Larry (Crash Test Dummies)”
*If you need any additional information about the 2007 Touch-A-Truck event, please contact via email: cmcguirk@dunedinfl.net , phone: 727-812-4533, or fax: 727-812-4535.