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3 hours ago, Steve Moskowitz said:

Famous old Barney Pollard pictures!

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My grade 7/8 home room teacher showed us those pictures - it's partially his fault that I here cruising this forum and entirely his fault for introducing my family to Hershey  

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On 3/21/2020 at 3:39 PM, 3macboys said:

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This is from the same site but from during the war.  I know that I've never seen trucks like these one.  Anyone know if any of these survived after the war?

 

Those are Canadian Military Pattern (CMP) trucks Type 11 cab field artillery  tractors. After the war,most of these that were sold off as surplus had the back of the body cut off and were used as wreckers,etc. The body was shared by both Ford and GM.I have seen one that has been rebuilt. Attached is a picture of a model kit.

Jim

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The immortal Mercer Raceabout.  This one was just 2 or 3 years old when this photo was taken.  Then-owner Wally Holland later modified it with a tapered hood and a cowl, and presumably it's now gone.  It's a 1915 California plate - as far as I can tell, the available online CA registation books skip over 1915.

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On 3/20/2020 at 2:01 PM, 60FlatTop said:

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Did any one catch this? Jack Nicholson, The Shining. 1980. I know you all wish it was 1921 and those folks arrived in Duesenberg's, Auburns, and Cords to dance and party the night away. Drinking cheap bathtub gin distilled in an old car radiator. Guess that's why they are haunting the place. Dandy Dave!   

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8 hours ago, J.H.Boland said:

 

Those are Canadian Military Pattern (CMP) trucks Type 11 cab field artillery  tractors. After the war,most of these that were sold off as surplus had the back of the body cut off and were used as wreckers,etc. The body was shared by both Ford and GM.I have seen one that has been rebuilt. Attached is a picture of a model kit.

Jim

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Canada made 500,000 of these in WW2, more than the total of all trucks made in Germany Italy and Japan. They were supplied to the British and Canadian military starting in 1939. Thousands remained in Britain after the war and some were in use up to the 1970s and 80s. They turn up all over the world wherever the British army went. There are even some in Australia.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Military_Pattern_truck

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The Canadian Military Pattern trucks were so robust and reliable that they were prized by the Germans too. This is a type 11 cab 1500wt captured and repurposed with an anti-aircraft gun.

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We're in the height of mud season in Vermont, and the snowstorm we got overnight has added to the challenge of navigating back roads that are already soupy. Nothing new, the same problems plagued motorists a century ago.  Stress, what stress?

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3 minutes ago, twin6 said:

We're in the height of mud season in Vermont, and the snowstorm we got overnight has added to the challenge of navigating back roads that are already soupy. Nothing new, the same problems plagued motorists a century ago.  Stress, what stress?

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They could have used these !

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46 minutes ago, twin6 said:

We're in the height of mud season in Vermont, and the snowstorm we got overnight has added to the challenge of navigating back roads that are already soupy. Nothing new, the same problems plagued motorists a century ago.  Stress, what stress?

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I thought that top photo was taken at Hershey back before they paved it all,  but I did seem top notice a lack of vendors and pedestrians. 

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22 hours ago, 8E45E said:

A Russell, I suspect, being in Toronto.

 

http://antique.vccc.com/Russell/archive/index.htm

 

Craig

In the long shot it looks like it could have a Russell shaped radiator, but the closer image shows that it's not. 

 

But thanks for mentioning my Russell site.  If anyone has any Russell images or information out there I'd love to hear about it.

 

Peter

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