Sunday, January 20, 2013
Michael J. Fox
I owned a G32P back in high school. I bought it right after I got my forklift license, and it had seen better days, but man, I loved that thing. Cruisin' on a Friday night, stacking pallets in the warehouse, going to the drive-in, unloading bales of pulp at the paper mill, and of course taking my date to the prom… she balanced on the forks while I drove… this was in the days before anyone worried about "safety." Yes, it was a sweet industrial truck, but I used it less and less once I went off to college, and it needed more and more expensive repairs, so eventually I sold it… now, of course, I wish I'd kept it. Once fairly common, G32P's are rare these days. You occasionally see one at a vintage forklift show, or you might spot a rich Wall Street guy zipping around the city on a meticulously restored example.
I know Dave's got an old Clark C500-45, a Hyster H50XM, and a Crown CG30E, so I'm sure this beauty is his too. I wonder if for old time's sake he'd let me take it for a spin around the block and move some bags of cement.