Restoring rescue vehicles at automotive restoration shop in Connecticut

  • Source: WTIC-TV FOX 61 Hartford
  • Published: 09/19/2023 12:00 AM

VIDEO: John Gasper spent 23 years as a volunteer firefighter and that’s what drew him to his unique current job title. Gasper, who is the owner of the namesake Gasper’s Automotive Restoration in Manchester, brings old firetrucks back to life for a living. “We do everything from an oil change to a full truck restoration,” said Gasper. “We preserve fire history, these fire trucks come in as antiques from the 1920s, ’30s, or 40 and they want to get them restored or repaired, so we make that happen.” Opened for seven years, the word is getting out about Gasper’s Restoration and its niche services. Gasper said he’s getting calls from across the country from either private collectors or departments looking to restore their antique firetrucks to their former grandeur.


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