Retired Thruston-Philpot fire truck converted into traveling pizza restaurant in Montana

  • Source: The Owensboro Times
  • Published: 08/23/2021 12:00 AM

PHOTO: Donnie Speer owns and operates The Big Hole Pizza Company in Wise River, Montana. What started as a creative dream a couple years ago led him to purchasing a retired fire truck with roots in Daviess County — nearly 1,800 miles away. The fire truck, which still reads “Thruston-Philpot Fire Department,” dates back to 1978. “Originally, a man bought it from someone at that station (in Daviess County), put a new set of tires on it and drove it out here,” Speer said. “He was going to start a volunteer fire department in his town, but he passed away and the truck just sat in a yard for 15 years rotting out.” When Speer had the idea of starting a business a couple years ago, he began to look for the perfect opportunity to offer customers a unique place to gather. “I had built a pizza oven the winter before and was trying to think where to put it,” Speer said.



Comments

We welcome comments from registered users. Comments are solely the responsibility of those who post them; their viewpoints are not endorsed by the Daily Dispatch and DailyDispatch.com. (read more)
Highlight
ship name
no comments have been added


FREE QUICK SUBSCRIBE
Sign up to subscribe to custom state Daily Dispatch emails for free

click to subscribe