Welcome

51Welcome to the Chicos-Trucks website and Pine Island Farm Trucks.

My name is Chico Aragi and Farming is my lively hood but trucks have become my passion.  I guess my truck fascination started when I was a young boy.  My father was a hay hauler and he would travel from Connecticut to Canada with enormous loads of hay.  My memories of my father’s trucks stuck with me through the years.  I lost my father back when I was only 27 years of age.  I was just a young man with a family.  I had started Pine Island Farm as a partner with my father when I was 16 years old.  The farm was mine after his death and I made farming my life.

As the years have passed on, my memories of my father and how important his trucks were to him flourished a new found passion in me.  I also enjoyed having trucks for the farm, and we had lots of them over the years.  But finding the two trucks my dad had when I was a boy was what I desired to find.  It took me many years to find the right truck bodies that were worthy of restoration.   After much research and time, I finally found them.  It was a lengthy and costly restoration project, but one I embraced.  I found the truck of my dreams (although it didn’t look like it at the time).

I now proudly drive around town, to events and take part in truck shows across the country whenever possible.   The loving memory of my father lives on through my trucks.

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A plaque I have mounted on my restored 1953 F900 Ford truck that is just like my fathers.

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