"GM's OFFICIAL 911 FIRST RESPONDER TRUCK" by Mickey Harris
Thursday, September 11, 2014
"GM's OFFICIAL 911 FIRST RESPONDER TRUCK" by Mickey Harris, Airbrush Artist
"You can be sure that the American spirit will prevail over this tragedy." ~ General Colin Luther Powell
11:35 AM: Late post - a very busy morning, but it's all good!
Lest we forget.......13 years later and we are still healing as a nation!
The hood of the truck is the actual piece of glass from the World Trade Center. The tonneau cover lists the names of each of the 441 first responders who died trying to help others.
"The date 9/11/2001 is seared forever in the memory of most Americans. On that date in 2001, hijacked airliners crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and a field in Shanksville, Pa., killing nearly 3,000 people. In the midst of that tragedy, many heroes emerged. Perhaps, the most courageous were the first responders – fire, police and EMS technicians – who raced to the scenes to try to rescue as many people as possible."
"Airbrush artist Mickey Harris and the staff of Mountain Muscle Cars in Cosby, TN created the The First Responder - a tribute truck, requested by General Motors, to showcase the tenth anniversary of the September 11 Terrorist Attacks. Known as The First Responder, this truck was created at Mountain Muscle Cars in Cosby. The staff worked hand in hand with Mickey Harris, a professional airbrush artist who created and hand painted the artwork for the vehicle. General Motors signed a contract with Harris and Mountain Muscle Cars to produce The First Responder and other custom vehicles."
Reprinted texts from this website: http://mickeyharrisart.com/2011/09/first-responder-tribute/
The entire gallery of photos of this truck is worth viewing here: http://godschild.smugmug.com/AutoShows/First-Responder-2011/19338410_WJLhHC#1511321653_cSvn6Mx
Hang in there; tomorrow is Friday!
125th State Fair of Texas
Auto Show@Fair Park
***#17 photo of the day***
(photo taken September 30, 2011)
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