1926 American Lafrance Firetruck seen Cruising in Clarksdale

Clarksdale Resident Ray Keith is seen sitting proudly in the Marks, Mississippi 1926 Firetruck.

Clarksdale Resident Ray Keith is seen sitting proudly in the Marks, Mississippi 1926 Firetruck.

(Clarksdale, Mississippi) VIDEO IN POST

Neighbor Ray Keith has been enjoying getting the Marks 1926 Firetruck in tip top running condition for the Mississippi Delta town. Local Marks resident Mr. Barringer has asked the fix-it, machine-techno Keith to tweak the old classic just in case he keels over; Barringer wants to ride in style to the cemetery.

All kidding aside, this beautiful automobile still sports it’s original 1926 engine which sits on a T-Model Ford frame, oops, I mean, Ford Model T frame, and it purrs like a kitten. The ride is smooth too as I enjoyed the pleasure of riding on the back for a tour around the neighborhood. The beauty was custom-built by the legendary American Lafrance.

It is nice to see folks who take care of things and Mr. Ray Keith, our friendly neighbor, certainly knows how to do that. This old motorcar is 2 years older than it’s driver.

Ray and his sweet wife, Maxine, were married in 1950. Thanks for the ride, Ray and Maxine! MM

FIRETRUCK VIDEO

Music on the video is by Sean “Bad” Apple and “Big Boy” Martin and it was recorded live at the Blue Levee in Rosedale, Mississippi.

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