More Than 50 Large Vehicles on Display At Free, Inaugural “Long Beach Touch-A-Truck” Event

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The inaugural “Long Beach Touch-A-Truck” interactive event will take place Sat., May 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the beachfront parking lot at Granada Ave. The free event is co-sponsored by Councilwoman Suzie Price and Justin Rudd’s nonprofit Community Action Team (CAT).

BEACHFRONT PARKING at the Granada, La Verne and Claremont lots, thanks to the Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine. Do not feed the meters in those lots during the event.

Long Beach Firefighters Local 372 will be grilling hot dogs. The event will include live music by Jazz Angels, and on-site silk-screened event t-shirts will be offered by Red Eye Media. There will be a LEGO play corral provided by the Long Beach LEGO User Group.

SIT IN THE DRIVERS’ SEATS: Kids and adults are invited to climb aboard and explore the vehicles and heavy machinery, including firetrucks, police vehicles, buses, semi-trucks, tractors, and military vehicles.

VIP half hour: 9-9:30 a.m. only for children with disabilities and special needs, and for the kids of Long Beach Boys & Girls Club.

Expected vehicles, so far:

  • Long Beach Fire Dept. antique fire trucks (two)
  • Long Beach Fire Dept. fire engine
  • Long Beach Gas & Oil’s 10-wheel dump truck
  • Long Beach Gas & Oil’s backhoe/trailer
  • Long Beach Gas & Oil’s crew truck
  • Shimmick Construction big rig and flatbed trailer w/ equipment
  • Waste Management recycling/garbage truck
  • Desert racing monster truck
  • Robby Gordon’s Stadium racing truck
  • Golf cart
  • Long Beach Police Dept. off-road vehicle
  • Long Beach Police Dept. commercial enforcement truck
  • Long Beach Police Dept. police motorcycles (two)
  • Long Beach Police Dept. K-9 Tahoe
  • Long Beach Transit’s 60’ articulated coach
  • Big Red Bus: 30’ English Double-decker
  • 40’ Ojai Valley School bus
  • EDCO trash truck
  • Port of Long Beach’s mobile crane
  • City of Long Beach Marine Bureau’s front wheel loader
  • City of Long Beach Marine Bureau’s bulldozer
  • City of Long Beach Marine Bureau’s John Deere tractor
  • City of Long Beach Marine Bureau’s dump truck
  • SUV for Safety Belt Safety City of Long Beach Marine Bureau’s trash truck
  • City of Long Beach Marine Bureau’s beach cleaning machine
  • Green Trucking big rig
  • Long Beach Lifeguards captain’s truck or dive rig
  • American Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle
  • Long Beach Marathon 17′ sprinter van
  • Med Coast Ambulance ambulance
  • Med Coast Ambulance support truck
  • St. Nick’s aerial boom lift
  • Ferrari 430 Spider
  • Long Beach Yellow Cab
  • U-Haul moving truck
  • Six-wheel Army transport truck
  • West Coast Sand & Gravel dump truck
  • 1953 Chevy 3100 5-window pickup
  • Fast Glass truck
  • Long Beach Animal Care Services truck
  • Long Beach Public Works street sweeper
  • Long Beach Public Works automated trash truck
  • Long Beach Water Dept. backhoe
  • Long Beach Water Dept. dump truck
  • Long Beach Water Dept. asphalt roller
  • Long Beach Water Dept. crane
  • Long Beach Water Dept. asphalt milling machine
  • Long Beach Water Dept. Sewer Operations Fats, Oils & Grease inspection truck
  • 1971 Jeep Corp. M35A2 decommissioned Military Communications vehicle
  • Verizon bucket truck
  • Harley-Davidson motorcycle

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