Givoanni Rozzo, 103, who built a successful ice cream business in Cambridge, England, before retiring in 1995. Now he’s behind the wheel of an ice cream truck again as England's oldest ice cream, thanks to a birthday gift from his family: a fully restored Bedford HA like the one he drove in the 1960s, South West News Service reports.
Restoring the vehicle cost the family nearly $20,000, but it’s pretty sweet, with a built-in freezer and a recording of “O Sole Mio” tinkling out over the speaker.
“The van is exactly like the one I had in 1966, and I’m delighted to have it,” Rozzo told SWNS. “It is very exciting to get behind the wheel again.”
Rozzo may be pleased about the gift, but Carl Rozzo, his grandson, said he doubts the aged ice cream man will work full-time.
“I don’t imagine he’ll go out selling on the streets again, but he could maybe take it to special events, like weddings,” he told SWNS.