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Ian McC

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  1. No they bought what spares were left and all the tooling for production. I know its anal. But they were built using french hands,on a french production line in france sometime after the war.


    When you conjure up the image of an American Jeep. Its normally of one with a star on the bonnet in action somewhere in Europe or the Pacific.


    Not one been driven by a fella wearing a beret and a string of onions around his neck.


    Perhaps you could get in touch with some former members of Légion étrangère and ask if you can see their onions. Let us all know so we can watch. :)

  2. For the life of me. I could never see how the Hotchkiss was priced in the same bracket as a MB/GPW. After all. one is the genuine article. And the other a copy.


    No it's not - it's a genuine Jeep just not a WW2 example. And Ruxy, despite what you think about what Jeeps are worth, that not how the real world works. See if you can find a good Hotchkiss for £5k - £6k (and if you do let Jonesy know before he spends his £9k!). :) As for WW2 authenticity, as soon as a Jeep entered service and started to be maintained/fixed its originality reduced and now, 60 odd years later, who knows which bits are original?

  3. Thanks to all who organised it for a great event - I really enjoyed the whole show. Also a special mention to the crew from South Cumbria & North Lancs MVT for the hospitality (Jon, Boyan, Will, John, Barry, Dave, George, Ian, Kath, Ian and Esther).


    Must also mention the boys from Yorks MVT with their hilarious(?) tale about some rabbits with unusual names.


    See you next year.

  4. Hi,

    Just a quick note to say hello. Not got a military vehicle (yet) but am seriously considering a Jeep in the new year and thought this might be a good place to get help and advice.


    I've got space in the garage to keep it under cover and have some mechanical skills (time served fitter at th'Electric Board but the principles are the same).


    I live near Preston (Lancs) so would be glad to hear from someone local.


    Looking forward to some replies.




    Ian McCormack

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