Our motorpool - restoring and maintaining vehicles
A big part of what we are doing is keeping military vehicles from WW2 on the road. They are all fully road worthy and registered. Periodical maintenance and repairs are keeping these vehicles available for displays and events. We still have two vehicles in mid restoration stage. Vehicles are owned, registered and insured by our volunteers.
1944 Willys MB
This Willys was discovered in North Florida in 2018. After two years of restoration work, this jeep is our "work horse" on most of the events we attend. The vehicle was named " Well Oiled Machine". Frame up restoration into 16th AD markings was done by Pavel's Restoration in Jupiter, FL.
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1945 Dodge WC 51 Troop Carrier
Dodge was purchased in Miami, FL and made mechanically sound for safety and reliability. Finally this truck received a new paintjob and 16AD markings, as they were photographed during the liberation of Pilsen, Czechoslovakia in May 1945.
Vehicle was named "All The Way". This unit is used mostly for a troop transport duties during our reenactments.
1942 White M3A1 Scout Car
Our M3A1 Scout Car is very rare vehicle, and we are very proud of it. This vehicle was used for infantry transport and support, armed with one .50cal M2HB machine gun on a trolley cradle as well as additional .30cal 1919 BMG light machine gun. Scout car has the original Hercules JXD six-cylinder engine, which produces 110HP. Originally designed in 1939, our M3A1 was built in 1942. This vehicle became quickly obsolete, due to lack of protection from the top and was gradually replaced by Halftrack and M8 Greyhound armored car.
1942 White M2A1 Halftrack
Our Halftrack is currently undergoing a restoration and transmission overhaul. This vehicle was used as an armored personnel carrier (APC), armed with one .50cal M2HB machine gun on pedestal mount as well as additional two .30cal 1919 BMG light machine guns. We hope to have our Halftrack ready soon.
1942 Ford GPW
This Ford GPW is finished as an USAAF jeep used by the 12th Airforce during African campaign in Tunisia. That is why she has the unusual tan color. Tan paint was applied in the field by the maintenance personnel for better camouflage against Luftwaffe's ground attacks. Vehicle was purchased from a private party in St. Petersburg, FL as a restoration project. After two years of restoration work she is ready for action at our events.
Work was done by Pavel's Restoration in Jupiter, FL
1943 Bantam T3 trailer
Additional transporting capabilities of the WW2 jeep was done by attaching this military trailer to the vehicle. This particular trailer was built by Bantam Auto Company in 1943 and was restored and placed in service in 2022. This trailer is being used at most of our events paired up with our 1944 Willys MB jeep. This trailer features all original sheet metal, which is rare, due to common severe corrosion of the tub.
1950 Willys CJ3A
As this Jeep was produced after the war, it is configured to portray a WW2 medic jeep used to transport wounded personnel from the battlefield. Willys Cj3A was built by Willys Overland motor company mostly for farming and off road duties. Military version of this jeep was Willys M38, used during the Korean conflict. The design of M38 was considered obsolete in 1950's and this model was phased out and replaced by M38A after 1952. This particular CJ3A jeep draws a lot of attention in it's medic configuration.
1940 Dodge D19 Luxury Liner
Our D19 Staff car is a period correct vehicle, that would be used by the US Army at high ranking officers discretion. Official use of these vehicles included transport to and from meetings, visits and other. This particular vehicle was never used by the US military, however since being a period correct car it is being utilized at our events in it's staff car conversion.
1936 Ford truck
Our newest addition to the motor pool is this Ford truck. We would like to enhance our reenactment with some German vehicles and this type of truck was used by German military as a cargo / troop carrier. Our plan is to restore this vehicle into that configuration and use it as axis transport during our reenactments and living history displays. We hope to have the truck ready for this year's season. Stay tuned.
Please contact us to secure our vehicles for your event, parade or party. We can provide our vehicles with WW2 displays.