Wednesday, January 28, 2009

"Wrecked" AKA O'Hare Towing Diecast Flatbed Replica

Those who read this blog regularly know that I'm absolutely fascinated by the TV show "Wrecked: Life In The Crash Lane", which is a series on the SPEED channel about O'Hare Towing, and the many traffic incidents and recoveries they respond to with their wide variety of trucks.

They've released a diecast replica of one of their fleet workhorses, the flatbed:

(Photo from

Now, I'm just waiting for Joey's "Mistress", the Kenworth/Century 60 Ton Rotator to be produced!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

"It is the firefighter's courage to storm a stairway filled with smoke"

From President Obama's Inugaration Speech:

"It is the firefighter's courage to storm a stairway filled with smoke"

Not only the fact that he mentioned firefighters in his speech, he didn't use 9/11 or anything general to triumph firefighters or just use it to embelish his speech.......his words, and the entire speech spoke volume and was one of the best I've ever heard. The comment about storming a stairway filled with smoke shows, to me, that he really understands firefighters and their true job, and how firefighters represent true Americans.

Monday, January 05, 2009

"Wrecked" Update

From the "Wrecked" Facebook fan page:

Just to let everyone know....Season two is currently being filmed. We are
all excited about it because it has been a crazy winter for us so far. A release
date has NOT been announced, but we have heard rumors of March or May.

Until then though, Speed will be airing repeats regularly and National
Geographic Channel will be airing the series in its entirety starting sometime
in January 2009.

We are also working on getting a Diecast in production, but are still a
couple of months out.

Once I have more info I will be posting it online for people to view and
preorder if interested!

Hope you have all had a Great Holiday Season.
From my family to yours, please stay safe!- Jane G.