January 22, 2012
Back by popular demand, the Airport Towing 8.5″x11″ wall calendar has a new and exciting look for 2012. This 13 month calendar covers January 2012 to January 2013 and is artisticly decorated with images from the Storer Antique Tow Truck Collection with touches of color scattered throughout the new monochrome theme.
Airport Towing & Burien Towing calendars are all printed & assembled in the USA. Tow Trucks featured in the calendar are the familiar classic rigs from 2011 and prevoius years, with a totally new look and some never-seen-before shots. The entire collection of antique trucks is housed at Airport Towing in Burien, WA near Seattle.
Now in its 8th year, Airport Towing calendars are becoming well known around the Puget Sound region and within the Towing & Automotive industry. Come by our office to claim your calendar today at 817 SW 149th St. Burien, WA 98166. If you would like to have a calendar mailed to you simply call our office at 206-243-6252 or Contact Us online. The 2012 calendar features the following trucks & settings:
February: 1925 Ford Model TT @ Burien Towing Co. Warehouse
March: 2007 Peterbilt 378 Heavy Duty Tow Truck @ West Seattle
April: Row of Antique Trucks & 2004 Chevrolet SSR @ Burien Towing Co.
June: 2008 Kenworth T-300 Medium Duty Tow Truck @ Normandy Park
July: Airport Towing Tow Trucks in the Burien Independence Day Parade
August: 1928 Ford Model A Roadster @ Fremont
September: 1935 Ford @ White Center
November: 1933 Ford @ Kerry Park, Seattle, WA
December: 1935 Chevrolet @ Seatac, WA
January 2013: 1966 Ford F-350 @ Airport Towing, Burien, WA
August 12, 2011
On a recent outing, Seattle seniors took to the drivers’ seat of hot-rod & classic trucks that were once built for work but are now a symbol for fun & nostalgia. The smiles told the story of the group’s one-of-a-kind trip down memory lane.
July 7th, 2011 Seattle Parks and Recreation visited Airport Towing and Burien Towing to explore Storer Enterprises unique tow truck museum. The Storer Antique Tow Truck Collection began in September of 1997 when founder Mark Storer, purchased his first classic truck. Shortly after the purchase of the 1925 Ford Model TT, Mark developed a passion for the history of the towing industry as he worked to restore it into a classic tow truck.
Since that time restoration projects have been continuously ongoing in the Burien Towing warehouse, which currently houses 13 distinctly different show vehicles.
Seattle Parks and Recreation brought 27 energized senior citizens to the Burien Towing warehouse to stroll down memory lane of through the display of several vintage tow trucks each of a different era. Many were in awe and excited to take a picture inside the 1925 Model TT. Many others were astonished by the 1935 Ford hotrod tow truck with flames painted on the hood. After examining the tow trucks, many of the guests were excited to see a 2004 limited edition Chevrolet SSR with hidden strobe lights that were a custom modification installed by Storer.
As the entire group walked the premise of Airport & Burien Towing they were delighted to see a 1932 Ford Model BB un-restored to compare the large efforts it takes from scratch to finish. One comment was, “what is the next tow truck Airport Towing will be restoring?” Kenny Savage, General Manager responded, “When the time is right, we might be considering restoring a 1979 Ford F-350 Indy tow truck.” The unique background of this truck was being one of the four official tow trucks of the 1979 Indianapolis 500.
Airport Towing has begun photo shooting and calendar development for the year 2012. The calendar features the tow truck collection at different recognizable locations in Washington State. For more information please click here for a tour of our online museum. If you are interested in touring Airport and Burien Towing in person please contact us online or call (206)243.6252.
April 21, 2009
This months edition of Towing & Recovery Footnotes carried an article featuring the story of our company and the challenges we have faced as a family business. The focal point of the article “Good Men Down” is the sudden loss of our founder and his son last summer resulting from a plane crash. Mark Storer founded Airport Towing 21 years ago with one tow truck out of his house. He worked hard every day to create good customer relations and to create a good work environment for his employees. Brian Storer was one of those employees for most of his life. His playful attitude kept the atmosphere at the office fun and enjoyable. Both men were an integral part of our business and lives and it has been a tremendous challenge to try and fill their shoes. Fortunately our employees have stepped up to the task as the Footnotes Article so accurately described.
The tragic and unexpected loss of Mark & Brian sent a rift throughout the industry. Hundreds of professional tow truck operators knew them personally, as well as many local businesses who felt the pain, and several other friends and family members. Mark and Brian were very well connected throughout the industry and the community, which resulted in a Memorial Service of an estimated 800 people in attendance with less than 1 week of notice, several television news broadcasts, and many other articles written about the pair in the B-Town Blog and other publications.
One of Mark’s legacies will always be his Antique Tow Truck Collection. The fleet of classic trucks started as a simple hobby, but quickly grew into a passion. With just a small peek into Mark’s warehouse, it was evident that he had a certain obsession with the towing industry and it’s history. Mark has won a prize in just about every competition that he entered one of his trucks into. With seven fully restored, show quality trucks, he became quite busy with projects that were secondary to his full time job and he never slowed down. After building up his antique collection, Mark turned to airplanes. He shared that passion with his family and grandsons whom he loved dearly. He would take his wife flying or out for a drive in one of the antique trucks on a sunny day. If the weather was poor, he was most likely working due to the increased work load in the towing industry. There was never a dull moment with Mark or his youngest son. We are glad that Footnotes found our story and offered to share it with their thousands of readers around the industry. It is our hope that the legacy of Mark and Brian continues to live on for many years so that the world can share in the joy that we experienced when they were here.