Steve Butler — January 1, 2014 at 12:02 am

Focal Point: B.F. Goodrich Tire Service Truck Johan – c. 1958

0114-focalBY STEVE BUTLER

Johan is best known as a maker of promotional vehicles, the ones found at and offered by new car dealerships. Such issues were made of plastic, and all were in approximately 1/25th scale. One of the Johan’s very few digressions was a tire service truck made specifically for B.F. Goodrich (B.F.G.) for sales promotional purposes at their company’s retailers.

Chevrolet introduced its “Advance Design” model trucks in mid-year 1947 and continued them until mid-year 1955. During that period Johan did not make a promotional of that model truck.

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