1940 Ford V8 Fire Engine

$2,210 of $6,000 goal
Given by 16 generous donors in around 6 months

Preparation and chroming of Ford V8 Fire engine bonnet


The 1940 Ford V8 Fire Engine has recently come into our care from MOTAT. Our aim now is to get it checked, tuned, equipped and the replacement bonnet chromed and ready for use at events, funerals etc.

We are asking for your help to get the bonnet chromed. It needs to be prepared correctly before chroming and this is all work take money that we do not have. Please help us get this done and the vehicle back to its original condition.

About us

AFBM&HS was formed in 2010 to collect and record the history of Auckland's Fire Brigades from Mercer to Wellsford. The Society is recognised and supported by Fire Emergency NZ (Formally NZ Fire Service) except for funding which is entirely from membership fees and fundraising. Our future plans are to open a small fire museum in the city to display this heritage.

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All funds will be used to pay for the preparation and chroming of the bonnet for this fire engine.

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Russell Hume
Russell Hume on 18 Dec 2018
In memory of my father John Adam Hume, who died in 2000. He was an ex Fire Fighter and used to volunteer at Motat, along side this appliance. Used to tag along as a kid back in the day. Fire Fighters did a guard of honor at his funeral.
Bev and Ken Lewis
Bev and Ken Lewis on 02 Oct 2018
In memory of my cousin - Bill Dickson
Bruce and Carol Dickson
Bruce and Carol Dickson on 01 Oct 2018
Donation in lieu of flowers as requested by my brother Bill Dickson for his funeral.
Conal on 25 Sep 2018
For Bill Dickson Best rugby coach in the land
OMF on 24 Sep 2018
Wayne and family. Condolences to you all in these sad times. We are sure that you will have great memories of the fun times together and keep them close in the future. Be strong - your father was a great person. Team at OMF

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This page was created on 7 Jul 2018 and closed on 7 Jan 2019.