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Classic Ice Cream Truck

The classic ice cream truck. How would you like to catch the eye of customers with a touch of tradition and history and tradition?

It's the perfect effect for picnics, parties, festivals and parades. Driving out in a classic vending truck might be just what you need for your business. Offering soft-serve ice cream from a classic truck creates a special touch to any event or a party.

Classic: The Style of Your Business

classic ice cream truck How would you like to have your classic ice cream truck in demand simply because it becomes the life of party - because it is fun to take people back to the 50s complete with a classic truck, a music box, real bells and a uniformed servers?

Is it in your ice cream truck business plan to make this a reality?

If you love history and classic design and vintage ambiance you are ahead of the game. The job is to integrate this into your business.

Combining the popularity and deliciousness of soft-serve ice cream with a classic vending vehicle will give your business a distinctiveness that will people will remember.

Classic Ice Cream Truck: The Sound and the Look

Before technology was developed to play electronic recordings from the vehicles, ice cream vendors used a music box and real bells.

The bells each had a slightly different sound. Each vendor plays a unique, tantalizing call to potential customers.

Electronic options are now available, but if you're going for the look of a classic ice cream vendor you should choose the classic ice cream musical magic of a classic music box and real ice cream truck bells for your distinctive, traditional, "old fashion" sound and look.

The charm of a music box combined with the enchantment of real bells in a shiny classic truck that our grandparents would have bought ice cream from add that touch of history like nothing else can.

Classic Ice Cream History

Ice cream trucks are nearly as old as trucks. Early in the 20th century, independent entrepreneurs would drive around with cabinets or tubs on the back of their vehicle to keep their product frozen as long as possible by using dry ice.

When most people think of classic ice cream trucks they are envisioning the refrigerated trucks that were so popular in the 1950s.

Classic: The Good Humor Man

A creative business man named Harry Burt perfected ice cream bars on a stick which were given the name Good Humor Ice Cream Bars.

It was in 1920, before ice cream trucks were common, Harry Burt created his marketing plan to sell his product through a fleet of uniform trucks. He believed in emulating the tactics of "old-time street vendors" and is credited with the idea of each truck having bells to attract customers and having uniformed drivers.

The "Good Humor Man" is considered the classic ice cream man that is burned into our collective memory.


By Jenn Fraiser

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