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43 GPW/ 44 WC51 winter driving pictures.

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A few of my work in progress.......wc-63 in the snow. I did have to engage the front axle to get it back in the shop because of the ice...........so I guess you could consider that it's first off-road experience!

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The BOIS JACQUES woods above foy in Belgium . Made famous on band of brothers ,photo taken this year on the BMVT winter rally (see articles for report) 1942 gpw

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great pictures guys! i find as well that at times i must engage my front axle backing into the garage because of the ice.

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I keep intending to take the Jeep out in the snow, but am always a little scared of crashing into something. Quite hilly here in the Cotswolds and perhaps more scared of someone crashing in to me.

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i hear you,i was driving my WC51 cross country in deep snow. tried to climb a steep hill,almost made it when i started slipping back downhill sideways toward a tree! luckily i stopped short and decided to never try that again lol,at least not without i chains.:cool2:

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lol yes trees usually win, this truck made it through the War and 40 or more years in the Danish Army,so i will show a little more sense from now on.:-D

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Well, some sense. After all the trucks were built to work and mine does. This picture was in Belgium at Passchendale a couple of years ago . A local guy asked me what is it? I replied proudly a Dodge Weapons carrier, he repliyed 'Yes, I can see that but what is the truck?' :-D

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nice photo,is all that kit yours ?

 

I wish! No, it was supporting the Passchendale memorial march with the 10th Essex living history group and No Man's land. Great fun to use the vehicle for what it was meant for, to support troops on the march. 60+ years old and she is still carrying evrything from VIP's to the beer and carting the rubbish away afterwards.

 

On that trip I also got to photograph her under the Menin Gate , and be the first vehicle through after one of the Last Post ceremonies.:-D She was also one of the vehicles invited to parade down the Mall in London at the culmination of the 60th Anniversary of the end of World war 2. She has been on the BBC, 90th aniversary of the first day of the Somme. Convoy escort on the 60th annivesary of the Liberation of Jersey, the only time a non military team have ever fired an official 21 gun salute for Her Majesty the Queen ( I was timekeeper) She has taken me a lot of places got me into a lot of things and made me a lot of friends. She has also been on Goldbeach on the 6th June for the 60th and 65th anniversaries.

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hi Tony sounds like you have had a lot of fun. thats the great thing about living in and around where so much history has happened. a dream of mine is to perhaps one day bring my GPW and WC51 overseas for a rally,i would love to take part at one in Normandy or Belgium.

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'Overseas' runs are great fun. You make a lot of friends and have a lot of laughs, and a few tears at Remeberance parades. On one ocasion I took The Great Great nephew of somone who had fallen on the Somme to lay a wreath at his Uncle's grave, on the 90th anniversary of his death. She was also escort to the Hearse at a friend's funeral, he had requested it shortly before he died. Good or bad the Old Lady does it.

Where ever you go you generate great intrest, which can be a pain if all you want is a quiet beer. But hey, we don't own them! We are keeping them in trust for the future and to honour those who have and still do serve!

(Off soapbox, back to bar!:-D)

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just yesterday i got an invite to bring my MV,s to some local reenactor event and a car show. one of them is the Military Muster 2010. looking forward to it all.

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