Apgar Bulldog Mack

Photo by Richie King

WOW! We were elated to see the absolutely wonderful restoration of the 1923, chain drive, Apgar Trucking, Mack tractor at the March meeting of the Metro Jersey Chapter, American Truck Historical Society hosted by Gary Mahan at the Mahan Collection Foundation at Basking Ridge. The Bulldog sat at the front of the Apgar facility in South Bound Brook for many years. Former Executive Director of the NJ Motor Truck Association and member of the NJ RR Museum Commission, Sam Cunningham, helped Capt. Bill McKelvey, then curator of the Friends of the NJ Transportation Heritage Center, convince Matt Wright, Apgar president / owner to donate the veteran vehicle to the “Friends”. In 2011 McKelvey convinced “Friends” board that the deteriorated Mack needed the protection and restoration that Gary Mahan could give it. That was a very wise, win - win, decision indeed!