Cohort Pic(k) of The Day: 1938 Barnes Auto Co. Tow Truck – The Streamlined Wrecker

The only information that ACB ACB left with this exceptionally fine looking tow truck is that it was from 1938 and the chassis was a Dodge. During the mid-late 30s, aerodynamic styling was the vogue, and it was not uncommon for all manner of trucks that mainly plied urban areas to utilize streamlined bodies as a form of advertising or PR. This is the only picture I’ve seen of a tow truck sporting such a bold teardrop body. Just the thing to tow away an overheated Zephyr or a broken Tatra, perish the thought.