By Andrew Ardizzi
Vancouver, British Columbia — November 18, 2013 — Drake Towing is no stranger to exotic tows and aren’t shy about showcasing their sometimes extraordinary operations, choosing to feature a number of their more notable towing jobs inside a “Tow of the Day” feature online.
“It’s just something we decided to throw on the web for fun, to show that we have a far-reaching ability to tow vehicles under special circumstances,” says Manfred Zein, general manager of the Vancouver-based towing company, of the online photo gallery. “We do a lot of specialty-type jobs for malls, displays or rallies. Things like that.”
Featured online are a number of pages of previous jobs the company has been hired to complete, ranging from high-end sports cars like classic and contemporary Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Porsches, to vehicles such as an old Ford truck that was used on the television horror series Supernatural, or a 1900 electric car that was built by Henry Ford and Thomas Edison. The Ford-Edison car was actually on display inside a museum in Victoria, B.C. for 19 years before being returned to its owner in Coquitlam, B.C.. Drake’s even transports the unexpected, notably Corona Indy cars, prototype McLaren Mp4-12Cs and the cockpit of an F16 fighter jet.
“Whenever someone has a special asset they would like to have moved, they come to us because we have the equipment and expertise to do the job safely,” says Zein. “Some of these folks who own exotic vehicles treat them like they’re their children and we want them to know that we’ll look after their cars.”