1941. Los Angeles. George Rubsch builds the world largest tow truck.


George Rubsch and his crew of big wreck specialists built, at the cost of $12,800, what is conceded by experts to be the biggest and best equipped tow truck in the world.

Although the number of traffic accidents in which trucks are involved is very low when compared to passenger car wrecks and general highway troubles, when one or more of the larger vehicles gets into a jam it is never anything less than huge. The big-ger they are the harder they crack up. Even getting stuck in the mud.can amount to a major disaster, if a truck cannot be pulled out by usual methods — and George Rubsch's super tow truck is not around.