Seattle, Washington: Human Toe TruckThe original toe-shaped towing and recovery vehicle (left foot) is displayed inside the Museum of History and Industry. Also at the museum: Bobo the stuffed gorilla, former star animal at Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo.
Museum of History and Industry
- 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle, WA
- Museum of History and Industry. I-5 exit 167. Drive west on Mercer St. for three blocks. Turn right onto Westlake Ave. N. Drive a quarter-mile. The parking lot is on the right at the corner of Highland Drive.
- Daily 10-5, Th until 8. (Call to verify)
- Adults $14.
Visitor Tips and News About Human Toe Truck
Toe Truck - Right Foot
The Toe Truck-Right Foot is in its new home at Seattle's Museum of History and Industry.[Peter S. Tannen, 09/16/2013]
Looking better than it ever did when it was towing cars.
Toe Truck - Right Foot
Lincoln Towing had two Toe Trucks. The Left Foot is the original (formally a VW Microbus) and was stored on the roof at 609 Fairview Av N Seattle for many years. It was subjected to 2 car accidents into the bldg. and a couple of arson attempts before the owners Ed and Connie Lincoln sold the tow company to Roadone.
They had it fully refurbished -- something that it was really in need of (mushrooms were growing in the back). After it was refurbished it traveled one more time in the Seafair Torchlight parade. Not long after, it was donated to the Washington State Museum of History and Industry, where it is now on display.[Marvin, 06/30/2008]
The Right Foot (formally a Chev van) is in the possession of Roadone West DBA Lincoln Towing at 12220 Aurora Av N Seattle. It is inside a secure lot, but it is available for parades, rentals, and school visits. Each driver driving it is a volunteer.
Lincoln Towing provides towing services for all vehicles.[Marvin, 06/30/2008]
The Toe truck has been moved to the south side of Seattle. It's in a tow truck yard behind a barb wire fence.[Sean Davis, 08/03/2004]
The pink Toe Truck still exists, but there are two of them. After the owners retired, the truck was moved to Lincoln Towing's facility on Aurora Avenue north, just north of Home Depot. I believe you can still rent it out for weddings and special occasions.[Darcey H., 04/27/2003]