Want to cruise around Raleigh in some stylish new wheels? Axes and Ales Party Tours has you covered! This 1989 Grumman Firecat can be booked for bachelor/bachelorette parties, pub crawls, concerts, and basically any event. Prices start at $420 for up to 13 people for two hours. The truck is BYOB, but you can also grab some beer from Lucky B's new takeout menu, including 4-packs of Miller Lite, Yuengling Light, and Coors Light (as well as ice and cups).
As reported by
The News & Observer:
The truck was originally purchased by the town of Belmont and served with the Catawba Heights Volunteer Fire Department until their merger with the Mount Holly Fire Department in 2000. Catawba Heights VFD and the Mount Holly Fire Department used the truck for fire suppression for nearly 26 years until it was retired from service in 2016. Battaglia and Nelson purchased the truck in early 2017 and transformed it into Axes & Ales Engine No. 1.
Owners Anthony Battaglia, a firefighter, and owner of Lucky B's (and former "Amazing Race" winner), and Ryan Nelson, a firefighter and United States Army veteran with the "partycat."
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