Restored Model T fire truck on display for UP Firemen’s Tournament in Florence this July

Daniel Zoppetti spent countless hours restoring this Model T Florence fire truck from 1918. The truck will be unveiled July 9 at the Encore on Central.

The UP Firemen’s Tournament is coming to Florence on July 28, 29 and 30.  In preparation for the event, the 1918 Florence fire truck has been totally restored and will be a feature of the weekend.  It has been a long, time-consuming project for Daniel Zoppetti, auto body expert from Luxenberg, Wis. Daniel has stripped the truck down to the frame with each original nut and bolt cleaned, painted and put back into place.  The brass has been polished and wood work refurbished.

To read the full article, see this week’s issue of The Florence Mining News.