Fire trucks are meant to scream authority. They have to, they're going to what could be a matter of life and death. What truck do you not want to see show up to save you?
Orville Douglas Denison spent his youth sketching out futuristic aircraft, but in retirement he's turned pragmatic. His "aerial fire truck," a cross between a conveyer belt and a ladder, could help firefighters quickly shuttle victims out of burning buildings.
The morning after 35 million cubic feet of caustic waste devastated 15 square miles of Hungary, a group of petrolheads traveled to ground zero and set up a mobile kitchen. We lent a hand in a Ford Transit fire truck.