By Samantha Grillo @_samanthagrillo
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Videographer / Director: Ruaridh Connellan
Producer: Samantha Grillo, Chloe Browne
Editor: Kyle Waters
The 63-year-old business owner started purchasing old fire trucks 13-years-ago after working with fire fighters on 9/11.
His collection is so large it takes up takes up space in three warehouses in New York and Pennsylvania.
Andrew said, “I could drink, I could gamble, have planes, what have you - but this is a benign hobby.
“I worked with the firefighters on September 11th and I greatly appreciated their heroism and I felt that they should be honored.
“I purchased one antique firetruck in their memory, and purchased a second a few months later - it became an addiction.
“Each one is a work of industrial art.”
Andrew sources the trucks from fire departments around the United States.
While some were bought at scrap value, others cost tens of thousands of dollars.
His collection includes trucks that date back to the First World War.
Andrew said: “The Ahren’s Fox is the rarest of trucks - it’s considered the Rolls-Royce of trucks.
“I also have a 1940 Maxim ladder which is one of two built before World War II - the only one ever built for the city of New York.”
Some of the vehicles are road worthy, and Andrew occasionally takes them out for a spin.
He said: “It’s a lot of fun to drive them, and more fun to see other people looking at them and appreciating them.
Andrew plans to share his trucks with the world by setting up museums in New York and Pennsylvania.