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Hi from North Carolina

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Ok, 3rd try to get posted, fingers crossed, said my prayers in church this morning, here goes.

Hi, I am Frank from North Carolina, USA. I am a retired Marine, but I am now working again for the goverment in the HazMat field. I started collecting military vehicles around 1977. It was tough collecting while I was in the Marines, I would get several good vehicles, then get orders.

I have the following vehicles now, a 1941 M2 halftrack with winch (complete and found with the yellow stars on it), a 1942 WC52 weapons carrier, A 1944 WC54 ambulance, a 1943 GPW jeep, a 1945 wooden ben hur trailer, 3x WWII navy mark II bomb trailers, 1955 M38A1C (I have the 106, and all the parts to convert the jeep over, still working on the jeep before mounting the gun), 1952 M100 trailer, 1953 M37, 1968 M274A5 mule, 1968 M35A2, 1972 M35A2, couple of m101s, and several parts trucks.

Ok, I want to join this forum site because my mother in law was a little girl in London during the Blitz. I am building a display of British gear, uh, er, sorry, British kit. I have over 20 British weapons in the display, yes, they all go BANG. I have found and hope to buy in the next couple of weeks a 1942 BSA M20 here. If I get the motorcycle I will be asking for advice on it.

Take care, and I hope this post makes it.

One of the few, Frank USMC RET

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Wow, that's a very impressive collection!!! Welcome to the forum, third time lucky it seems :-D

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And a very warm welcome to the forum. You can never have enough Dodges in one place. Pictures are always appreciated, drooled over, commented on, subject to fits of jealousy etc.:D

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Hi Frank, welcome to the friendly forum, I have travelled through the Caroliners when going from New York to Florida.... I always wanted to see the Magnolia Blossom on the trees (A direct result of wathing "Gone with the Wind" in the 1940s)

I was not dissapointed. Its a fine country that you live in, with lots of friendly people (Dont know why you need so many guns) Try to post a few photographs of your collection. ( I have actually visited the States 3 times, travelling across the Southern States on one occasion, and down the Western coast on another.) Really enjoyed my visits..... I had always planned on travelling down through the Smokey Mountains, but alas my age and health have finally caught up with me.

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Hi Frank, welcome to the forum. You past the first test, now for the next challenge.... post some pics, man, we want to see some of your vehicles!

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