1:18 Scale Ford F-1 Ice Cream Truck
Not sure how many of you are old enough to remember open top ice cream trucks of the 50s and 60s or even remember the stoner movie “Nice Dreams”, but thanks to scale models you get to live or relive those days in some really great detail. What makes this even more special is that it’s a fairly large scale so the details are really up there. This is the Yat Ming 1949 Ford F-1 Ice Cream Truck.
Yat Ming is a die-cast vehicle maker based out of Hong Kong and started out making muscle cars, Euro sedans, and transports trucks in the 1970’s. They were more toy-like than scale model until the late 1990s when they began making more realistic models for more adult consumption. You can usually find their products under the “Road Legends” branding, like this particular “Howard Johnson’s” liveried model.
It’s rather well executed as well, as it features a flathead V8 under the hood, painted on details, and other period correct parts. The only gripe that Chris Haining on Hooniverse had was that the steering wheel and shifter were “toy-like” and the dash was very sparse. However, it didn’t detract Haining to not recommend it if you’re aching for those yesteryears of ice cream dream trucks.