Fans and Collectors Unite in Shared Hess History at New Jersey Stops
November 17, 2014
The Mobile Museum continues to excite fans along the east coast. On Friday, the tour rolled into Oakhurst, NJ, where Hess has a rich history, and met fans who have been collecting the toy trucks for generations.
Tour managers Mark and Jamie met a family of collectors with four generations in tow. A great grandfather passed his love of toy trucks on to his son and the tradition has continued to a brand new baby.
Another family was overjoyed to purchase their 2014 trucks. They are in the process of rebuilding their collection after Hurricane Sandy wiped out much of their original collection.
Finally, a man who had been a Hess employee for 45 years came by the museum. He showed Mark and Jamie his company badge that he kept since his retirement. He teared up walking through the museum as the memories of the first truck fame flooding back to him.
The truck then traveled to North Brunswick where Mark and Jamie ran into a fan they had previously met at MetLife Stadium. The fan wanted to show the museum to his ather who had introduced him to the trucks many years ago. They had a deep appreciation for the public display since they know personally how difficult it was to obtain a full collection.
A mother and father explained how quickly they go through batteries in their house because their son lights up every truck since 2008 to use as a night light.
Hess has a deep history in New Jersey, and Mark and Jamie felt the love and appreciation more than ever at these local stops.
Don’t miss these upcoming stops:
Tuesday, Nov. 18: Hess Express in Hopelawn, NJ, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 20: Deptford Mall in Deptford, NJ, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 22: Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia, PA 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 23: Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia, PA 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.