Dodge WC-62 6×6

History John Francis Dodge was born in 1864 in Michigan and his brother Horace Elgin in 1868.  Early on they both showed a great interest in mechanics.  They first worked in Canada where they were able to rent an area within the company that hired them and started by manufacturing bicycles.  In…

GMC CCKW 352 B1 artillerie prime mover

History With a total of 562 500 units produced, the GMC CCKW is the WWII emblematic light truck, released in numerous variants : cargo, gasoline tanker, water tanker, workshop, artillery tractor, compressor, tipper truck, amphibious truck etc…. There were two wheelbases, the short Model 352 (145 in / 368 cm)…

GMC CCKW 353 A2 ST6 (Ordnance shop truck)

History With a total of 562 500 units produced, the GMC CCKW is the WWII emblematic light truck, released in numerous variants : cargo, gasoline tanker, water tanker, workshop, artillery tractor, compressor, tipper truck, amphibious truck etc…. This standard “workshop body” was available in 17 main versions, each one with some variations.  Examples would be…

GMC CCKW 353 B2 cargo

History With a total of 562 500 units produced, the GMC CCKW is the WWII emblematic light truck, released in numerous variants : cargo, gasoline tanker, water tanker, workshop, artillery tractor, compressor, tipper truck, amphibious truck etc… As steel was more heavily rationed during the course of the war, the steel…

GMC CCKW 353 D1 gasoline tanker

History With a total of 562 500 units produced, the GMC CCKW is the WWII emblematic light truck, released in numerous variants : cargo, gasoline tanker, water tanker, workshop, artillery tractor, compressor, tipper truck, amphibious truck etc…. Univem’s “gasoline” GMC is a Timken split axle model. At the time it…

GMC CCKW 353 H1 dump truck

History With a total of 562 500 units produced, the GMC CCKW is the WWII emblematic light truck, released in numerous variants : cargo, gasoline tanker, water tanker, workshop, artillery tractor, compressor, tipper truck, amphibious truck etc…. Our tippertruck is the result of 3 years of restoration, starting from a wreck. 48,356 units of this…

GMC CCKW 353 Leroi Compressor

History With a total of 562 500 units produced, the GMC CCKW is the WWII emblematic light truck, released in numerous variants : cargo, gasoline tanker, water tanker, workshop, artillery tractor, compressor, tipper truck, amphibious truck etc…. This model is equipped with a compressor built by the Leroi company (implanted…

International M-2-4

History The International Harvester Company, IHC, often simply referred to as “International”, originates from the merger in 1902 of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company and Deering Harvester Company with 3 other small companies specializing in agricultural mechanical equipment.  During World War II, IHC has attained the rank of 33rd supplier for the US…

Scammell Pioneer SV2S

History This English manufacturer was set up by George Scammell at the turn of the twentieth century. The company has always been innovative and mostly centered on special vehicles. Thus in 1926 Scammell filed a patent for the first self-supporting tanker trailer without any chassis. In 1927 Scammell produced the prototype Pioneer,…

International M425 H542-9

History The International Harvester Company, IHC, often simply referred to as “International”, originates from the merger in 1902 of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company and Deering Harvester Company with 3 other small companies specializing in agricultural mechanical equipment. During World War II, IHC has attained the rank of 33rd supplier for the US…

Ward LaFrance M1A1

History Ward LaFrance was originally an American manufacturer of fire trucks and equipment founded by Addison Ward LaFrance in 1916 in Elmira Heights, New York. Despite its name, Addison Ward LaFrance was American. Like most “LaFrance”, a fairly common name in the United States, Addison Ward LaFrance was probably of French origin…

Griffet AE 745 MS 2C 4×4 crane truck

The Griffet company that was based in Marseilles, South of France, filed its first patent for an electric crane in 1942. Gradually its range has expanded and they have designed and marketed 36 different models to its demise in the early 80s. Their main customers were the railway yards and the Army for which…

Pacific M26 n°2

History The US getting prepared for their entry into the war against the Germans, American observers highlighted the need to develop a recovery tractor to clear the tanks and other heavy vehicles immobilized on the battlefield. After many trials, it was decided to design a prototype truck from a 6×6 of the mining firm Knuckey…

Pacific M26

History The US getting prepared for their entry into the war against the Germans, American observers highlighted the need to develop a recovery tractor to clear the tanks and other heavy vehicles immobilized on the battlefield. After many trials, it was decided to design a prototype truck from a 6×6 of the…