A traffic jam with Pacific M26

Two events will remain exceptional for a long time as they brought together four operational Pacific M26, moreover with some other wonders, including Diamond T 980/981.  This was in 2011, the first event being at Beltring (War & Peace show) in England.  Exceptional indeed to see the UNIVEM Pacific M26 in an off-road demonstration with…

The Dieppe Jeep (August 19, 1942)

Under pressure from the Germans, Stalin asked Churchill to open a second front in the west. The Allies chose Dieppe for the proximity with England. But a lack of preparation and contingencies have made this raid a bloody failure. No bombing of enemy positions to avoid damage to the harbor, unexpected encounter with a convoy…

Diamond T 981

History The name of the company was created when the father of Charles Arthur Tilt, shoe manufacturer, chose a diamond as the emblem of the quality of its production. The “T” for Tilt was thus set in a diamond that was originally painted in gold.  His son growing up in a workshop and machinery environment…

Overhaul of the Ford M8

The vehicule was pretty much worn out with problems in the gear box. It needed an overhaul. A complete renovation/restoration has been undertaken after an event in Bastogne in December 2009: engine, transmission, wheel hubs, braking system with its Hydrovac assistance, electricity… Almost everything has been taken apart, checked, renovated or replaced. October 15, 2016:…

Dodge WC-51

History John Francis Dodge was born in 1864 in Michigan and his brother Horace Elgin in 1868.  Early on they both showed a great interest in mechanics.  They first worked in Canada where they were able to rent an area within the company that hired them and started by manufacturing bicycles.  In a time of…

Dodge WC-54 Ambulance

History John Francis Dodge was born in 1864 in Michigan and his brother Horace Elgin in 1868.  Early on they both showed a great interest in mechanics.  They first worked in Canada where they were able to rent an area within the company that hired them and started by manufacturing bicycles.  In a time of…