This vintage fire engine was spotted at the 2007 Maker Faire, which took place last weekend near San Francisco.
Designated an Educational Response Vehicle, or ERV, the restored 1960 International has been modified to function as a mobile workshop for teaching glass flameworking, welding, torch cutting, casting, and blacksmithing. It also belches giant flameballs, which is always a crowd-pleaser. The ERV is operated by The Crucible, a wonderful nonprofit sculpture studio, educational foundry, and metal fabrication shop that offers very affordable classes in fine and industrial arts (Think: Burning Man VoTech).
The Maker Faire was great fun, and Telstar Logistics Senior Networking Czar Scott Beale has great coverage of it over at the always-excellent Laughing Squid blog. Take a peek here and here.
(Photo above by Telstar Logistics)