Meeting of MV enthusiast at Offenhausen (Germany)

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Meeting of MV enthusiast at Offenhausen (Germany)

Post by Chris_M » Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:48 am

Last weekend was a nice meeting of some ex US Army MVs. I took my Jimmy to this meeting. Most vehicles were of post war production. But a friend of mine drove a 1 1/2 ton Dodge and a Willy's was seen there as well.
Weather was hot! 32°C (90°F for you guys overseas). My truck was at the limit. The ignition coil was almost glowing and fuel began to disintegrate into steam before reaching the carburetor. Some extra coolant (wet cloth fixed at the coil) helped. But the Jimmy kept rolling. Took us savely home.

Here's a youTube video:

http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=6fqE4xedRtw


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Post by Bill_Wolf » Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:40 am

Chris,

A Long Tom!!! :shock:

Do you always tow that beauty behind your great looking truck?

That would sure turn some heads here in the states.

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Post by Chris_M » Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:08 pm

No Bill. The photo with the Long Tom was only made for the show. A more powerfull REO towed this gun. But they fired the gun shortly after this photo was made. It was a big bang.

Chris
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