Park Place Infiniti helps restore historic fire truck

Park Place Infiniti is proud to support Save the Fire Truck, an organization that aims to preserve a piece of Southern Nevada history.LAS VEGAS – Park Place Infiniti is proud to support Save the Fire Truck, an organization of North Las Vegas firefighters that aims to preserve a piece of Southern Nevada history – a 1941 Howe-International fire engine.

Park Place Infiniti is contributing $2,075 toward the project and is a title sponsor with J’s Classics, Aliante Casino and others for the Inaugural Old Town Rally Car Show set for 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 16, 7300 Aliante Parkway in North Las Vegas. Proceeds from the car show will benefit the old truck’s restoration.

“It’s rare to have the chance to save a little slice of history,” Park Place Infiniti General Manager Joe Tortomasi said. “Park Place Infiniti prides itself in being a good corporate partner with the community, and I’m honored to participate.”

The car show will feature live entertainment and a variety of cars on display, including 2014 Infiniti Q50, a 1911 Cadillac, a 1939 Rolls Royce and a 2007 Mustang GT Cobra.

The Howe Fire Apparatus Company built the fire engine for the North Las Vegas Fire Department in the early days of its incorporation. The city was officially incorporated in May 1946.

According to North Las Vegas Fire Captain Cedric Williams, the truck served the community for more than a decade. Although the fire engine’s history after leaving the city is unclear, it was found in a scrapyard more than 10 years ago. It now belongs to the North Las Vegas Firefighters Association.

“This old fire engine is something we can use to get kids excited about our local history and maybe inspire them to join public service in the future,” North Las Vegas Fire Capt. Cedric Williams said. “We are grateful for all the community support we’ve gotten for this project.”

This historical preservation project is expected to cost about $50,000. The fire truck will be used as a mobile display and educational tool for schools and special events once the restoration is complete.

About Park Place Dealerships
Founded in 1987 by Ken Schnitzer, Park Place Dealerships is based in Texas and represents luxury brands including Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo, Jaguar, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, McLaren, Maserati, Lotus and smart. In June 2012, Park Place purchased the Infiniti dealership in Las Vegas, Nev. For more information on Infiniti cars and Park Place service in Las Vegas, please visit: www.parkplaceinfiniti.com

About the Save the Fire Truck
Save the Fire Truck is a collaborative community effort to restore a 1941 Howe-International fire engine. The nonprofit group is committed to establishing a link to North Las Vegas firefighters’ past in hopes of educating and inspiring future generations.

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