Military vehicles at car shows

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Okay, so I did a little searching and couldn't find a thread on this, but I wanted to see some of your guys' military vehicles at car shows. While I love to see a redone muscle car with shiny paint and chrome, nothing brings a smile to my face to see an OD, no chrome, no frills, ugly duckling military vehicle amongst the chrome. It's a reminder to me that I'm not the only one who think OD is prettier than chrome! Here my deuce at one! The blue mustang is a trailer queen, the owner asked what was I gonna do with the deuce--this ain't no trailer queen, drive it of course! Do you guys have any pics of your vehicles amongst the chrome?
 

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kenet3621

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Winnsboro SC Air Show May 2016

You can see my M1079 just to the right of the yellow airplane. It was the only MV at the show.
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Reflection of the M1079 from hub cap of a 1945 Ford.
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I take mine all the time. I normally head to the far end of the show area. Because its 'old military truck' I let kids, including the 'grown up' ones climb in and see it. Then I share why we do what we do!

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Here is my M985 at an animal shelter benefit car show.13445384_10204663553989202_5744492598677679643_n.jpg Here is my friend and mines M923s in to center.unnamed.jpg And here is one of my M923 when I loaded my Bricklin and showed this way.604161_10202502964775822_3878810485734351431_n.jpg
 

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This was taken at a local car show my Wife and I attended last year in July. The car "purists" look at you strangely when all you do to get ready is dung out the trash in the cab, and maybe clean the bugs off the windshield...while they are polishing and spit-shining their vehicles.
 

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This was taken at a local car show my Wife and I attended last year in July. The car "purists" look at you strangely when all you do to get ready is dung out the trash in the cab, and maybe clean the bugs off the windshield...while they are polishing and spit-shining their vehicles.
Definitely that's how they looked at me. They were polishing away. My wife thought I should dig out a can of OD paint and touch up a few spots-just in response to their spit shining! Oh well takes all kinds
 

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There were 4 of us at the Audey L Murphy VA Hospital "Ride A Crooked Trail" show in June - a Land Rover, M151, M923A2 and my M1078. They parked us away from the shiny stuff but we had better shade.

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Every 1st Friday in Gadsden, Alabama they block off the main street and have a street fair that includes cars and other vehicles. Myself and some of the other collectors in the area usually try to show the flag with a few military vehicles.

I have also used mine at a benefit for the Humane Society and for Veteran related parades and events.
 

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I like going to any show whatever is being presented. And yes, we do get some odd looks, but , again yes, the "children" (of all ages) just love climbing into and on the trucks. And taking pictures to record the event. I have to say, it's really nice when the children thank you, as do most adults.
 

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I like going to any show whatever is being presented. And yes, we do get some odd looks, but , again yes, the "children" (of all ages) just love climbing into and on the trucks. And taking pictures to record the event. I have to say, it's really nice when the children thank you, as do most adults.
That's the part I enjoyed most. Heck yeah climb up there and have a look-don't worry about smudging the paint, it already is. I find people like stuff they can touch
 

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I like going to any show whatever is being presented. And yes, we do get some odd looks, but , again yes, the "children" (of all ages) just love climbing into and on the trucks. And taking pictures to record the event. I have to say, it's really nice when the children thank you, as do most adults.
Hello miki,

Is it just my eyes or are your winch truck bumpers mounted upside down?

Beautiful display either way!

Rick

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Bring my truck to local meets every now and then, my f350 just isn't cool enough. They usually put me up front with the show trucks, and by no means is my truck show quality
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I have been asked not to come back to a few car shows, the promoters got upset that a green vehicle drew more attention than the show cars.

There are plenty of shows that I do attend.
 

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When I get my deuce 100% safe and functional, I want to have my daughter do a tractor pull in "Matilda". I bought her not running, no brakes and no clutch due to rear main leak.

Now running(stuck fuel shut-off). Air pak and slave cylinders on the way. Clutch package is next as far as parts go.

Neighborhood kids climb on her and love the low speed crawl around the block.

I hope I can get her roadwerthy before puberty really kicks in.

Daughter used to pilot my shovelhead. People on the interstate would video us. 9yr old sitting in my lap running the handlebars and controls. My fxe had factory ramshorns and fit perfect.
 
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