As a fire engine enthusiast, Fred Conway collected and restored many different pieces. Fred showed his collection in the lobby of his business, Discount Labels. However his collection grew so much that he opened a museum called Vintage Fire Engines, Inc. on Mt. Tabor Road in New Albany in June 1999. By this time his collection was comprised of fourteen larger pieces that included hand-pulled pieces, horse-drawn pieces, and motorized vehicles. His collection included smaller items such as models, trumpets and lanterns. However three months later the untimely death of Fred Conway meant that the wonderful exhibit no longer had its inspiration and creator. For many years the collection has been behind locked doors and unavailable to the public; the building is now needed for other purposes.