The Story

By Posted in - HISTORY on July 11th, 2015 1 Comments



We’re living in the 21st century, where things are moving quite fast. Technology is advancing at a rapid rate, and people are living their busy lives looking to the future and forgetting our roots, our past, and our history. We have a project here that requires a team effort; a team effort to restore a diamond in the rough, an endangered species. It is astonishingly the last one left of its kind, and there were only 10 of them ever made. The last one left and it will bring back special memories and 20th century history to our present day. It’s a 1937 GMC Streamline, a Rainier beer and ale delivery truck. Rainier was very popular for quite some time throughout the 1930’s and 40’s. Their slogan said it all: “The American Ale for American Tastes.” Their successful run halted in the early 50’s, and was bought out by Pabst Blue Ribbon. This type of truck was in a 1938 Academy Award winning film titled “You Can’t take it With You”, starring Jean Arthur, James Stewart, and Lionel Barrymore (Drew Barrymore’s grandfather). It was a rolling billboard that was in service in San Francisco and Los Angeles areas. The state of Washington’s fancy of the beer has created a statewide holiday known as “R-Day” in respect and remembrance of the Rainier Company, which took place last October for the first annual event in Seattle. The truck has history, and it needs your help to be brought back to life. Any and all proceeds are greatly appreciated. Donators will get a complimentary gift(s) for your appreciation. Gifts will vary depending on the amount donated. Gifts range from bar keys, t-shirts, and certificates. Donators will also get an exclusive VIP behind the scenes look at the progress of the project. Donators will get to see this historical piece vibrantly come to life. If you would like to be a part of history, and would like to donate to this restoration project, you can visit the link below for more information.

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  • Michael (Brandal) Johnson - Reply

    November 6, 2016 at 10:10 am

    I absolutely would love to help with your project, I was born in Seattle in 1965, so I have watch that building for rainier for years, did you see my picture on Instagram that I took of the rainier building just a few months ago would love to send it to you so that you can use it if you would like plus I saw the truck in the movie clip that you have on your site, so totally awesome that you have a piece of some very cool history, I’m just amazed that it still rolling. I have a picture of it now. I would love to donate to help. God bless take care and good luck, i’ll be watching. I’m excited to see how things go would love to see it in person.

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