Sideways Readers’ Vehicles - Military vehicles, Whoops!, and morePosted in Features on February 6, 2016
Sideways. Jeeps. It’s all about the military, vintage, and carnage we crave. Keep in mind, vintage doesn’t have to be military. Have a family vacation photo or pics from the first time taking your Jeep to school or anything from your old history that is a Jeep? We want to see and hear, so send us a high-resolution pic and don’t forget the most important parts of all: who is in the photo (first and last name), where it was taken, what year/type of Jeep, and any other fun backstory info. And tell us who you are and where you’re from if you’re not the one in the photo. Make sure the photo is high resolution (1,600 by 2,000 pixels or around 2 megapixels) and a JPG (maximum quality), BMP, or TIFF file. No PDFs. Email the photo and story to email@example.com with the subject line “Sideways.”
Thanks for the photos, Gene Eggleston of Delta Junction, Alaska. “In August 1968, driving a lieutenant out of Phuoc Vinh in an M151 Mutt, looking for a missing M54 5-ton 6x6 truck,” Gene explained. “Found him somewhat hindered in the prominent Vietnam mud. We were with the 34th Engineers, so heavier equipment was soon brought in to extract the stuck truck, which made for an easy target during extraction. All made it out safe this time.”
Jon Babcock can’t pinpoint the precise year this pic of his grandfather, Claude, was taken, but he knows it was during World War II in Hanford, Washington, and assumes “he was working on the Manhattan Project.”
This Must Define the Insane
“It happened at Cliffs Insane Terrain in Marseilles, Illinois,” said Pat Cunico.
The International Flopper
Mariano Formaggia sent us the ’57 CJ doing its sideways thing on the trail in Mendoza, Argentina.