Stretch Ford GPW

Here we have a 1943 stretched Jeep Ford GPW (about 40 inches longer than a regular Jeep). Unusual vehicle which was a field modification, allowing a roomier cargo capacity (up to 10 persons). Used for example to transport prisoners, or like this restored one, as a Signal Corps vehicle. The WW2 era picture shows a…

Jeep “Follow Me”

On the crowded airfields, sometimes in bad weather, these Jeep helped the planes find their take off point or else their parking spot. Some planes offered such a poor ground view to the pilot that they needed to crab on the tarmac to better see where they were going.  For bigger planes that could not…

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…

JEEP “Tour de France”

Faithful replica of a Jeep used by the “Tour de France” bicycle race organizers during the late 1940s and the early 1950s. The organizers of the 1947 “Tour de France” had to find escort vehicles for the teams.  The Jeep was chosen by the technical managers of the race for its many qualities: convertible, economical…

Ford T ambulance

From the beginning of World War I, American volunteers came and joined the Allied troops. US private funds were raised and US Health Sections were created, with an hundred ambulances. Bare Ford T chassis arrived in France and where they were equipped with a specific body. From 1917 and the US entering the war, part…

Renault 2087

This light truck was designed and produced by Renault following a tender of the army which intent was to replace the Dodge WC51 and WC52 used by the French army since the end of war. The 4×4 R2087 entered production in 1957 and has been in service until 1970 when it was in turn replaced…

GAZ – MAV 46

Follow Thierry with his inimitable style to discover the car … GAS MAV 46 (малый автомобиль водоплавающий), or the history of the real fake copy of the Ford GPA … “On a beautiful 1989 winter day I became of course unwittingly the owner of an amphibious military vehicle of the Soviet army ! While I…