"Both trucks here are owned by Tom Wilkins, owner of Wilkins Lumber in Milford, NH. Tom is an 8th consecutive generation sawmill operator in NH.
"First up, a 1953 3100. he's been driving her recently as noted by the inspection which is due this year. apparently NH runs inspections on registered antiques bi-annually and they're always up for renewal in the month of April - presumably when everyone's pulling them out of the garage.
"Second, a 1953 6100 - a two-ton dump truck. this was Tom's daily driver for years. he gave her up a few years back for a much newer big Chevy dumper. the last season he ran the '53 both wheels fell off from the treacherous frost heaves of NH and he got frostbite on his toes from the truck's lack of heat. it wasn't the first year he'd had frostbitten toes. for his new truck, the 4500, he had them match the metallic purple. he told me it was good advertising. assessing the wear on the bench seat, it seems his only companion was that fire extinguisher."--JM