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#5968415 - 10/08/15 08:08 PM The Longest Convoy
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These are some of the restored military vehicles traveling the Bankhead Highway from Washington DC to San Diego, CA.


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#5968420 - 10/08/15 08:09 PM Re: The Longest Convoy [Re: dogcatcher]
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#5968422 - 10/08/15 08:11 PM Re: The Longest Convoy [Re: dogcatcher]
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#5968427 - 10/08/15 08:13 PM Re: The Longest Convoy [Re: dogcatcher]
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#5968433 - 10/08/15 08:15 PM Re: The Longest Convoy [Re: dogcatcher]
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That cool, thanks for posting!

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#5968436 - 10/08/15 08:16 PM Re: The Longest Convoy [Re: dogcatcher]
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And their escort through town,, Abilene's APD.

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#5968441 - 10/08/15 08:20 PM Re: The Longest Convoy [Re: dogcatcher]
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AWESOME! Thanks for posting DC! up
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#5968676 - 10/08/15 10:14 PM Re: The Longest Convoy [Re: dogcatcher]
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I forgot the dog.

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They also have some interesting travel mates in their convoy. "Trouble," for example. He's a chihuahua mix who sports a "service animal" vest and cool goggles for open-air travel. Janet and Paul De Nubilo of Kingman, Arizona, take Trouble with them everywhere they go.


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#5968701 - 10/08/15 10:23 PM Re: The Longest Convoy [Re: dogcatcher]
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The half track is awesome!

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#5968704 - 10/08/15 10:26 PM Re: The Longest Convoy [Re: dogcatcher]
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Awesome pics flag

I wouldn't want to drive that half track across the US though
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#5968749 - 10/08/15 10:51 PM Re: The Longest Convoy [Re: BigPig]
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Originally Posted By: BigPig
Awesome pics flag

I wouldn't want to drive that half track across the US though


The owners are a local couple, here

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The convoy included an area couple, Michael and Diana O'Sullivan, who loaded their 1942 half-track onto a trailer and towed it to Washington, D.C. He is driving the half-track, which is equipped with a rubberized track for highway use, and she is towing the trailer behind a pickup.

They estimated the half-track gets 3 miles to the gallon and the truck, with the trailer, gets about 13. Like other volunteer drivers, the O'Sullivans are paying their own expenses. And, like the other volunteers, they're not complaining, but rather enjoying meeting people along the route.
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#5968761 - 10/08/15 11:03 PM Re: The Longest Convoy [Re: dogcatcher]
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coolpics
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#5968836 - 10/09/15 05:45 AM Re: The Longest Convoy [Re: dogcatcher]
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Neat pics, thanks for sharing up flag
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#5968866 - 10/09/15 06:09 AM Re: The Longest Convoy [Re: dogcatcher]
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Here's another one of the half-track in Paris, TX
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#5968914 - 10/09/15 07:05 AM Re: The Longest Convoy [Re: dogcatcher]
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Thanks for sharing coolpics
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