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  1. I participated in the T.O.W.E.D. program several years. It's all about marketing and the program itself is flawed badly. It's worthiness just does not equal the negative aspects of dealing with drunks. Tow Truck Operators rarely deal with intoxicated persons in relation to a tow and are not properly trained to do so. But, yet they are thrown out there to provide this public service. I have numerous stories about these type of tows which went wrong. may companies no longer offer the service as the marketing value has depleted. Any thought's

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    From Wikimedia: George Barris is famous for building many of Hollywood's famous cars, such as the Batmobile and the Munster Koach. He built this custom tow truck for Redd Foxx. This all hand-built body is made of metal, with a tilt styled front cab and tinted sky top window. The midship engine is powered by a chrome plated supercharged 392 cubic inch Chrysler motor. It also features a center steering wheel and a square foam styled crushed red and blue velvet interior. The rear winch for the tow body is also chrome plated and powered by an electric push button. The finishing touches are in 30 coats of fine sprayed Kandy Redd over a Sungleam platinum underbase. On display at Galpin Auto Sports.





  3. The Redd Fox Lil Red Wrecker built by George Barris in the early 1970's.


    George Barris is the King of Kustoms Built the Batmobile. The truck is an awesome piece, all steel body tube frame, corvette rear-end and suspension. The truck now runs and drives, when the current owner bought the truck in the 1990's he completely restored the whole truck, to make it run and move on its own. When the truck was originally built is was a pusher show car for the Autoramas and indoor car shows, aka trailer queen.

    In 2008 the owners son Eric said his dad had been kicking around the idea of selling it, he hoped not. but thought it should go to a tow person more then a museum. here is the number given for those interested - 239 565 5192.










    I know there are 1000's of images of this Lil Red Wrecker. If you have them, Add Them Here.

  4. Someone asked today why I thought TowForce was so Great. I told them because it's all about the Business of Towing. Professionals interacting with Professionals without all the distractions.


    The New Message Board is similar to the old message board in regards to being like a filing cabinet. Go to a specific forum ask a question and get a professional answer for one of our seasoned industry veterans. It's as simple as that, maybe it's too simple and takes far less time then other forms of social media.


    The caller then said I don't know about you, but my days are getting busy, I need to focus on fewer distractions. Maybe, your onto something and I should use this new message board more and spend less time being distracted.


    Does this relate to anyone else here?

  5. OK, folks I spoke to the reps with several of these clubs in Vegas last week. Some were aware of the list and some were not. Generally most are like what seems to be the majority of the towing industry and not that involved in social media. Meaning unless they specifically follow certain groups they may not have seen the list this year.


    So, I found that NSD and GEICO continue to rank high, while Road America and Quest are on the mend. I didn't get to speak with anyone from Agero and Swoop which shared the same booth. I suppose next year I will combine them if they ranked consecutively next year. That would have moved Road America back into the Top 10. Good News for those who remember Bonnie is back in one of her previous positions. Hoping we see her participation again, as she was very popular and always had answers leading to results.


    Also, spoke with Tesla and Honk. The only top ten I did not find was Pinnacle and I guess I am baffled as how they finished in the Top Ten since we never hear about them. Maybe that's why...


    If you were at the show did you meet your rep?


    Link for 2019 Motor Club Rankings Reference



  6. goodmichael you are correct. "If in doubt I will release the car. I found it once, I will find it again."


    There is always another day, this repo agent is without a doubt facing serious charges. If asked was it worth it what would he say. I know I would rather deal with the confrontation then take a chance. I don't care what age the debtor is... I have dealt with them all at one time or another.

  7. Sorry, I have fallen behind as I did not keep up with the list while at the Vegas Show. I will work on it as I get a chance, but obviously this number will be a tall hill too climb at this point. We will do our best to bring new members in and meet the original goal of 6000 verified members by the end of 2019 and 8000 verified members by this time next year. Thanks for your participation and if you're still lurking join now.

  8. Sorry Bob, I was near you a couple of times. But for a smaller venue than Baltimore it was still difficult to get to everyone. We are going to look it to a Meet and Greet next year, visited a good location on Saturday. If it comes together it should be very successful.


    It was good seeing you though, would have liked to have followed up. The were certainly quite a few I would have liked to have seen more than once. Caught up to a couple of those at the airport late Sunday. Their flight were delayed, guess we got lucky in that aspect. Guess I'll have to wait till Tennessee in October to see many of you.

  9. OK, finally made it back to a Western States Tow Show by American Towman along with CTTA. While it is not an East Coast Show like Baltimore it is the place to meet Towers on the west coast. However, there were plenty of towers from the Midwest and surprising many from the east that normally attend the Baltimore Show. I know I missed quite a few members, just never crossed paths with them for some reason. I would list every member I met but I would surely leave a few out.


    So, instead I am asking that you respond within this topic with your thoughts on the show. I understand the venue is changing next year and we will be posting that information as it becomes available. Also, I am giving much thought to a Thursday Night Meet & Greet at a Great Venue nearby. I want to know if there is interest in say an 8:30pm to 10:30pm Social. Again, yes this will be close to a popular nightspot so you can walk there easily. We have a few months to plan so please chime in with your thoughts on this year as well as next.


    At the End of the year we rate the 2019 Tow Shows something we have neglected during the change to TowForce.

  10. Introducing the Autocar DC-64R conventional truck.




    Introducing the Autocar DC-64R conventional truck. We reached deep into our roots to bring back the DC to be everything a modern Autocar truck should be. The strongest frame, the best power/weight engine (Cummins X12 up to 500 HP/1,700 Lb-Ft), an all-new Autocar US-built steel cab with a steel & aluminum dash.


    Autocar will be sharing more details about this amazing truck over the next few weeks.


    They say you'll be as proud of it. What'd the interest level within the Towing Industry?

  11. The Owners Den is a Supporter Based Access forum. Once a very popular forum, it is taking longer then originally expected to regenerate. Be patient since the old system did not migrate to the new system nearly everything is being done manually.


    If you are an owner as well as a patron or sponsor and do not have access we can correct that now. Owners seeking access can submit a request and join our supporter program. Thanks


    There is a Drivers Lounge that has been less active on both systems. Drivers and Dispatchers can request access with more than 4 posts. There is no supporter status required, though it is appreciated. Regardless of supporter status, you can request access to this forum.


    Note: Each member can only access one forum.

  12. Many of the Screen Names from the old system have been reserved. If your screen name is unavailable when registering this is likely because it is being held for you. Those who were a member of the old Tow411 system should contact TowForce support for details.


    Those joining for the first time have found it easier to register then anytime in the past. What are you waiting for?

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