Just like the old saying, “The difference between men and boys is the price of their toys.” This couldn’t be more true about this hobby. We think that one of the best things about collecting Hess Trucks is the constant learning, as well as friendships that you make along the way.
Ever since I was young, I looked forward to what the new Hess truck was going to be each year. For me, it was as exciting as waiting for Santa! I love talking to the many customers that call us with questions ranging from how to fix a certain truck to how to tell what year a truck is. When we were approached by News 12 New Jersey TV station about doing a story on collecting Hess trucks, they were surprised that we were able to make a business out of what started as a hobby. With that in mind, News 12 anchorman, Kurt Siegelin, came to our place of business to start the interview and was amazed at the collection of Hess trucks that he saw. This was especially odd for him since he is from the West Coast and not familiar with Hess trucks. Once he looked around, I could see it in his eyes that he too was catching the Hess truck collecting bug. His main question as he looked around the room was, “You come here every day and look around at all of these toy trucks and say to yourself, this is my job, how great is that?” My response to him was, “If you find a job that you love. you will never work a day in your life.” My thanks to News 12 and Kurt Siegelin for a great interview.