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Old 07-02-2009, 08:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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For the history buffs

Not FE, but very historical.

How about a 90th anniversary trip of old military hardware down the old Lincoln Highway? 90 years ago the Army chose the Lincoln Highway for a transcontinental tour. Some of the old highway is not accessible or just plain plowed under today. They started in Washington DC and are headed for California. And passed through Utah yesterday and today. Lots of stops along the way, since they are only cruising at about 30 MPH.

Some links for you all.

WWW.ARMY.MIL | Transcontinental Convoy
The MVPA Bulletin Board :: View topic - Convoy Details for Thursday, 2 July 2009: Driving
Military Vehicle Preservation Association See the 2009 Convoy button down the left side

And all this in association with...
Lincoln Highway Association

So I went to see them as the arrived in Salt Lake City (Murray) last night and had a great time visiting with the owners of these old vehicles. The drivers are taking quite a beating and they camp with their vehicles along the way. No luxury trip this one.

There is a generator under that cover, would you believe the inside is decked out with a real bed and carpet?

This 1917 FWD Co. ammo carrier is only capable of 12MPH, which is why it is trailered. During its restoration, it received parts from trucks that are believed to have made the original tour...

This morning they drove through my my town headed for Nevada. It was an impressive sight to say the least. After fueling up and gathering back up, the rolled out.

These trailers are self contained RVS...

I had already headed out of town so I could catch this rolling history on the road (in the wild), and not in museums.

I loved every honk and wave as they went by... I missed about a third of them though, my 4 year old 5 MP camera is very limited with very small memory buffer. So I think since I have a ton of old Pentax lenses, I'll be looking at the Pentax D-SLRs...

Pics are here...

Too bad my OD green painted Ranger isn't drivable...

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