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STREET SWEEPER OBSESSION
Swept away: Man's childhood fascination with NJ street sweepers becomes lifelong obsession
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, November 4, 2013 2:05 AM EST
Some people are into fast cars or sleek aircraft. McKinley Page has nurtured an obsession with a more mundane vehicle: the street sweeper.
He says the noise and movement of the brushes captivated him.
As a teenager, he even bought his own street sweeper, and used it to clean streets in his Newark neighborhood when city workers failed to make the rounds.
Page recently moved to Pennsylvania. But he still scours flea markets for toys to use for parts in the hundreds of miniature replicas he has created of sweepers used by sanitation departments across New Jersey.