Drive the “Meep”

Around town, next show, or golf course… by John Gunnell After Willys-Overland designed the original World War II Jeep, the company did not have enough factories to build all the units the government needed. As a result, many Jeeps were … More »

MV Spotlight: G-843 ‘Mighty Mite’

by David Doyle The Mighty Mite was developed by Kansas City-based inventor Ben Gregory in 1946-47. Gregory soon formed Mid-America Research Corporation, or MARCO, and enlisted the help Harold Crist, Ralph Turner, Frank McMillan, and Chet Hemphling. These four men … More »

Books in Review October 2016

The Tank Commander Pocket Manual, 1939-1945, by R. Sheppard (ISBN 978-1910860168, Pool of London Press, distributed by Casemate Distributed in the U.S. by Casemate, 908 Darby Road, Havertown, PA 19083, 610.853.9131; Hardcover, 5” x 8”, 144 pages, illustrated with … More »

Communications October 2016

PLANE RESTORATION One of the planes at the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft and Military Artifact Museum has gotten a new set of “clothes”, As anyone familiar with the museum might know, our F9F-8 Cougar, a Korean War era plane and the … More »

Monster Bash at the Flying Heritage Collection

Saturday, October 8th at 10:00 AM Family Friendly Touch-A-Truck Event WHO: Paul Allen’s Flying Heritage Collection (FHC), one of the world’s greatest collections of rare, legendary world conflict aircraft, artifacts, and vehicles. WHAT: The Flying Heritage Collection’s third annual Monster Bash event invites guests to get … More »

Westward HO! MVPA Convention

by John Neuenburg After a 13-year break, the annual Military Vehicle Preservation Association (MVPA) convention came back to California with 241 vehicles to an indoor and outdoor venue that seemed to be enjoyed by everybody. The Military Vehicle Collectors of … More »

AM General awarded new HMMWV contracts

SOUTH BEND, Ind., PRNewswire/ — AM General has been awarded new HMMWV contracts and modifications to existing domestic and international contracts for vehicles and parts for Afghanistan, Ukraine and the United States National Guard and Reserves totaling $151,051,833. The recently announced … More »