During this weekend’s Pizza and Beer Fest at the Kern County Museum, one vendor really stood out.
Tap Truck Cen Cal served up its goods with a classic 1953 Chevy panel truck.
The group, based in Fresno, provides its services from Merced to down the Grapevine.
They group is part of the Tap Truck franchise that started in San Diego.
The classic truck on hand Saturday belonged to Tod Thompkins’ dad. Thompkins says his dad was a professional motorcycle racer when he bought the truck form Sanger Unified School District.
The Chevy was originally used to bring school lunches, but after Thompkins dad got it, it was used to transport everything from motorcycles to BMX bikes.
Thompkins says his dad died when he was 12, and after his death, the car just sat in a field.
It was at a birthday party last year where Thompkins saw a Tap Truck and was inspired into the business, honoring his late father.
Thompkins says they can put anything their customers want on tap, from beer to wine, even root beer.