MY JIMMY IS PUSHING 75

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MY JIMMY IS PUSHING 75

Post by Joe Gopan » Tue May 19, 2015 9:17 am

My 1941 "Jimmy" aka GMC 6X6 U.S.A. W-454317 will be 75 in May. It is the pride and joy of my collection and if only she could talk..... :)
She always enjoys a parade and being surrounded WWII/Korean Veterans and their stories, and is lucky to be handy to a WWII era Army Air Field for a sunny Sunday trip down memory lane.
Gone are the days of Army Motorpools and Army Parts businesses of the 40's-60's full of WWI and Korean War veterans buying parts and sharing Army experience and stories with their "Jimmys".

There is nothing like a stop at it's favorite Tim Hortons and having 3 or 4 future "Miss Americas" rush to the window to say "HI" to Joe and his MV's. And remind Joe that his bagel was "toasted with Love".
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Re: MY JIMMY IS 74

Post by Viper8 » Thu May 21, 2015 12:46 pm

Beautiful vehicle!! Congratulations!

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Re: MY JIMMY IS 74

Post by Joe Gopan » Thu May 21, 2015 3:30 pm

Thanks.The CCKW is a product of decades of being surrounded by veterans and old time surplus dealers who drove and repaired the type.
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Re: MY JIMMY IS 74

Post by Joe Gopan » Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:21 am

There's nothing better than a repeat performance with my faithful CCKW companion, Tim Horton's is always a joy for both me and the 41 CCKW while on the way to enjoy a plain bagel and a cup of coffee by old Hangar #1.
Dow was active today, several F-18's and an accompanying KDC-10 Omega Tanker taking off for parts unknown. Omega is a civilian contract in flight refueling service.
My 70th year with CCKW's :wink:
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Re: MY JIMMY IS 74

Post by Joe Gopan » Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:37 pm

Won't be long :wink: - My Jimmy will be 75 this Spring.
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Re: MY JIMMY IS PUSHING 75

Post by Joe Gopan » Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:51 pm

Had my CCKW since November 1983, it's only a week or two from being 75 years old. Any other long time restored CCKW owners?
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Re: MY JIMMY IS PUSHING 75

Post by Joe Gopan » Mon May 23, 2016 4:41 pm

#75 it is and a lot of fun to drive in parades, most onlookers do not realize it is a 1940's WWII Army Truck. Am guessing that the transfer whine and signature GMC 270 exhaust sound gets instant recognition of WWII and Korean era Vets.
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Re: MY JIMMY IS PUSHING 75

Post by kubotaman » Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:41 pm

Are you bring that beauty to the Weare Rally?

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Re: MY JIMMY IS PUSHING 75

Post by Joe Gopan » Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:51 am

Excellent idea, but not in my plans this year. Thank you for asking.
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Re: MY JIMMY IS PUSHING 75

Post by Joe Gopan » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:13 pm

She's now 78 years old and the CCKW warming up in my drive on the way to the Tim Hortens ritual is again a reality. When parked at Dow Field Hangar 1 it sometimes draws nearly as much attention as the transcient military aircraft.
The MARS Site at DOW had a K-52 CCKW Radio Van that drove past our business a couple times a week from the 50's thru 1960.
My friend Don was stationed here (25 miles from his home town) and drove it for a couple years before being transfered to Wheelus.
Don passed away a year ago.
2011 MVPA PIONEER AWARD - MVPA #1064
HONOR GRAD-WHEELED VEHICLE MECHANIC SCHOOL 1960 - US ARMY ORDNANCE SCHOOL(MACHINIST) ABERDEEN PG 1962 - O-1 BIRD DOG CREWCHIEF - 300,000+TROUBLE FREE M-38A1 MILES
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Re: MY JIMMY IS PUSHING 75

Post by Dozerman51 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:41 pm

Hey Ben,
What is the DOD on your CCKW ? Did the Military ever piggyback any jeeps using CCKW’s ? Is so, that would be a great photo to see.

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Re: MY JIMMY IS PUSHING 75

Post by Joe Gopan » Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:46 am

Today is March 1st, days are getting warmer. Won't belong. :wink:
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