Popcorn on Wheels: Hillcrest Man’s Red-Hot Food Truck
An old Indiana bread delivery truck has been given a new life as the result of the vision of a Broome County resident.
Steven Sherwood of Hillcrest acquired the well-used 1964 Grumman Kurbside for about $3,500 in 2017. A major restoration project began on the vintage vehicle after it was hauled from Ohio to the Binghamton area.
Sherwood, a 2013 graduate of Chenango Valley High School, decided to use the truck to sell popcorn around the region. He named the mobile business "Pit Stop Popcorn" because of his family's long involvement in motorsports.
The old truck - which was built in Tarrytown, New York - needed plenty of work before it could be put into service. The restoration job included body panel replacement, new wiring, upgraded lighting and a new red-and-white paint job. The vehicle also was outfitted with an interior kitchen.
Sherwood has been setting up the Pit Stop Popcorn truck at various locations in recent weeks, offering a wide array of flavors. He said buffalo cheddar is the most popular with dill pickle the "only polarizing one." He said people either love or hate dill pickle popcorn.
Pit Stop Popcorn is available for fundraisers and for special events.
WATCH: A quick chat with Steve Sherwood inside the Pit Stop Popcorn truck.
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