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Yorkshire MVT Web Designer
Hello, my name is Steve Carr, I'm your friendly, but not so local webmaster. Early in 2006, Tim Benton sent the heavy mob up to the North East, to Washington. After a brief struggle lasting about 3 seconds, I agreed to build the Yorkshire MVT Website. I hope you all approve of the results. The site has grown a huge amount since 2006, but pictures and information from the area members, are always welcome.
 
From 1983, I was fairly obsessed with building radio controlled aircraft ( My Air Force ). In June 2004, I caught a chest infection, which brought on asthma and a dust allergy, which forced me to cut back my exposure to balsawood dust. So as an alternative hobby, in April, 2005, I purchased a part M201/part MB Jeep, which over 2005 was converted to look more like a Willy's MB.


Me in flying kit at Battlegroup North.
Hotchkiss M201
The jeep was one of the first M201's built in 1958, fitted with a 1944 engine, was later factory rebuilt in 1966. It remained in service into the mid 1990's, after which it was put into long term storage. It was finally auctioned in 2000 to a dealer in Scotland, where I bought it. I have my own jeep website here telling its story. 'Jessie' the M201 Jeep

It normally represents a 100th Bomb Group 'Follow Me' jeep, due to my interest in the US Army Air Force. In the years owning the Jeep, I've clocked up over 12,000 miles around Scotland, England, France, Belgium and Holland.

On duty at Breighton Airfield.

Dodge WC51 Weapons Carrier

In August 2010, I bought my second vehicle, a Dodge WC51, also a Flying Control vehicle. The conversion from Olive Drab was started by a friend and myself in 2008, adding a basic wooden rear body. Once I got the truck, windows were made in the rear body, doors made for the cab, and the inside of the rear body fitted out with period radios and other equipment. This work is still ongoing.
'Faith' the Flying Control Dodge

1943 Ford GPW

In January 2012, I bought a third vehicle, a Ford GPW in a bit of a state, for a complete strip down and rebuild. This project took about 18 months, spread over about two years, with the registration paperwork and insurance in place by mid April 2014.
'Hope' the Ford GPW

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