Tom's Inspiration:

Like most kids, fire trucks --especially the old chain-drive variety, really got my attention as they wailed down the street, with the chains making neat growling noises; with helmeted fireman hanging on for dear life! The name for this kit "FIRECRACKER", was a natural...I mean, if you can crack a safe, you can crack a fire. This first version was/is one cool kit; and one of my better box art efforts. The ultra-WIDE wheels and low profile tires were only about 25 years ahead of their time--Story of my life.

Year: 1971

Scale: 1/24

Sound the alarm...here comes the Firecracker! Tom Daniel's version of an old time fire engine is hot enough to smoke up the quarter-mile, cool enough to turn-on any mod fire fighter. Molded in fire engine red, this rig has brass-plated trim, black rubber super-wide low profile slicks and a Ford Cobra 289 mill with "hose coupling" headers. High pressure pump is under the seat, fire axe mounts on the side and extinguisher rides on the running board. Firecrakcer...it's hot stuff!