It didn’t take a great deal of time to come a long way. Technology has moved the quality of life forward in big ways. A few issues ago we presented a 1960s-era fire engine from National Motor Museum Mint. Setting the “Wayback Machine” to prewar, here’s what that same firehouse would have fought blazes with in 1941—the GMC Fire Truck. This archaic-looking vehicle looks more at home at Disney’s Magic Kingdom rather than battling a fire, a testament to the attention to detail in this small-scale collectible. The engine bonnet folds up to show off the big in-line six-cylinder engine. Many of the exterior features are molded but done very well. The bright red paint with FDNH Engine 7 insignias has a great look. The large simulated wood-spoke wheels and tall, skinny tires remind how times have changed.