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I am working on a story about U.S. Army 4x4s of World War I for Army Motors magazine. Luckily, a fine restored Nash Quad and an equally nice FWD Model B are owned by two local gentlemen.

Nash Quads were featured in the article "WW1 Nash and Jeffrey Quads" in the July 2007 Vol. 7, No. 2 issue of Military Machines. FWDs were featured in the two-part article "FWD Trucks of WW1" in the February and March 2010 (Vol. 9, Nos. 9 and 10).

Unfortunately, back issues don't seem to be available -- either in hard copy or digital form -- and MMI is not available in any of our local libraries.

Additionally, MMI has not responded to my request for help obtaining copies of these articles.

While my primary reporting and writing are done, I'd like to be able to check some of the facts I have included in my story.

Is there any chance a kind HMVF member could send me PDF copies of the three articles?

Many thanks,

--jerry

LaHistoriaMilitar@gmail /dot/ com

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There are copies of all of those issues on Ebay - they are not exactly rare. Type in 'Military Machine' and the relevant year and up they pop.

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Sorry. I think you sent me a PM a while back and to my embarassment i did not respond. PM me again with your E_mail address and i will send you the draft version.

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Thanks to all for the rapid responses.

 

I received a nice note from Ian Young, editor at MMI; he is going to look through his back issues for my needs. Trust me, I know how that is: I have 35+ years of MVPA Supply Line and Army Motors magazines in my files, not to mention all issues of Wheels & Tracks, and I occasionally get requests for help. The most recent was for photos I shot for Supply Line at the 1996 MVPA Convention; they were way back in the stacks.

 

I had checked eBay for the back issues. They are out there, but the postage to the U.S. is prohibitively expensive. I would have been happy to pay for digital copies if they had been available.

 

 

 

--jerry

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As said, but i deleted in error, I did forward the link to this thread to Ian...

 

Glad you have an answer...

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I got another note from Ian: He has located the magazine issues I was looking for and is going to send them.

 

I appreciate the help of the HMVF community and Ian Young at Military Machines International; it is "above and beyond the call of duty" as some military citations say.

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

--jerry

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Glad Ian has sorted it for you and your now smiling... Ian is a top bloke and MMI is proof of his good and hard work!

 

What we need to understand is that Ian puts lots of time and effort in to the mag and may not always be able to reply quickly... But I'm sure if it was a life or death matter he would....

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I am working on a story about U.S. Army 4x4s of World War I for Army Motors magazine. Luckily, a fine restored Nash Quad and an equally nice FWD Model B are owned by two local gentlemen.

 

 

Can you post some photos of them here. we would all be very interested to see them.

Thanks

Tim

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May I add to this thread by also patting Ian Young of MMI on the back. He is a very good editor and having worked with him on a few occasions, (not as many as I would like!) have found him to be a "good lad".

One of his major attributes is that he responds to his e-mails, and quickly, especially whilst under considerable pressure to get his mags out.

Good to hear that he has helped you out with the World War One Nash and FWD truck stories.

Bw,

Mike.

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Is Kens Quad one of the licence built ones or is it a Nash?

 

Now as you have been researching this, in your opinion how many FWDs and Quads survive in the USA today?

 

Tim

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Ken's Quad is a 1918 Model 4017-F built by National Motor and Vehicle Co.

I'm going to get together with Ken (and Don) to fact-check my article before submitting it; I'll ask him how many Quads still exist. I was estimating about 200 WWI 4x4s -- Quads and FWDs -- are still around worldwide; there may be many more unrestored chassis out there. I know Ken has several rolling chassis and ammo bodies.

--jerry

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Yes, 200 is probably about right. I estimated some years ago about 40 FWD's surviving world wide but they do seem to keep turning up especially in Europe so 100 of each is not impossible.

 

have a grand day out

 

Tim

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