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
July 1, 2009
Millions of dollars worth of antique cars & trucks lined the streets of Burien last week for the annual Fathers Day Car Show, turning the the city’s downtown into a spectacular parking lot for car lovers of all ages. With a turnout of more than 200 vehicles crowding the city streets, participants proudly unveiled the fruits of their hard labor as onlookers came from all over the Puget Sound area to appreciate their pristinely shined mechanical beauties.
It was chrome and aluminum as far as the eye could see down 152nd street in the shadow of the new Burien Town Square, which includes a new 7 story condominium building, a 20,000 square foot City Hall and an 18 million dollar public library. The long line of displayed classics continued on down 6th Avenue Southwest and also along 4th Ave SW. Some car show guru’s who were unwilling to pay the entry fee participated in the show but were excluded from the competition by parking their project cars in legal street parking spaces around the perimeter of the exhibition. The official portion of the car show was hosted by The Discover Burien Association.
For Airport Towing the event was a tribute to it’s founding father, Mark Storer who birthed the company 21 years ago and remained heavily involved as the CEO until he died 1 year ago. Mark was a committed father of 3 children but also took on a fatheresque role to several towing industry professionals whom he trained throughout his tenure as the company’s owner. Today Airport Towing remains a family owned and operated business and the people employed are adopted as additional members of the extended family.
Mark was responsible for collecting 13 unique trucks that comprise the Storer Tow Truck Collection. Three of the trucks were on display for the annual Fathers Day car show:
- “The Dodge” is a 1937 Dodge Brothers 1 1/2 ton truck with a Holmes tow unit attached.
- “The 29” is a 1929 Ford Model AA tow truck with a Weaver crane and is said to be the most beautiful and valuable truck in the collection.
- “The T” is a 1925 Ford Model TT flatbed that was turned into a tow truck by Mark as his first antique vehicle project.
All the trucks in the Storer Tow Truck Collection have some historical significance in Airport Towing’s history and are the product of Mark’s passion for unique & beautiful treasures. The three tow trucks drew a steady crowd throughout the day as they were decorated with photos of Mark and his youngest son Brian who died with him in last years airplane crash. Showing the trucks was one of Mark’s earliest and most reliable employees, Rocky Willis, the tow truck driver / mechanic who was responsible for a vast majority of the restoration work to the antique trucks. Rocky began his career with Airport Towing in 1989 and continues to volunteer to drive the tow trucks in local car shows and parades. Next week Rocky will be driving the Model T in the Burien 4th of July Parade. The parade route begins at the Airport Towing / Burien Towing office and continues through downtown Burien.