Wishful Thinking - Rescue Truck
Orphan Work Trucks That Never Were
This truck is a heavy-duty first responder that has the ability to access remote, flooded areas—like neighborhoods and expressway viaducts—with additional accessibility supported by the raft. The Ford crew cab is lifted and has a bed compartment stocked with emergency equipment and tools. Other features include the roof rack with raft, emergency lightbar, side spotlights, tiger stripe reflective graphics, extended footstep, and side ladders.
Door and grille identification are removable magnetic signs, grille emergency lights and roof rack side spotlights can be covered, the raft can be replaced with ladders, and the safety gear can be replaced with construction tools, enabling the emergency vehicle to double as a regular work truck if needed.
Ted Alexander was one of those kids who always drew cars. Today, as a freelance designer/illustrator, his car, truck, and bus illustrations and designs are created for companies, magazines, and racing events. His automotive work is shared with a successful advertising career that includes designing brochures and logos and illustrating products for Chicago-area companies. His brochures have won national design awards, and his logo designs have been featured in American and international design annuals.