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Originally posted by Mike Gardner Mike Gardner wrote:

O where on this field are the hills? I'm so totally jonesing to get some footage of my lil piggy creeping up these !!! I took this screen shot from my iPhone.

If I'm not mistaken I think you can actually make out the 3 paths up the hill just west of the ballfields (the 2 baseball diamonds are on an east-west axis) in this old photo. 


Edited by DanB - 10 Jan. 2012 at 3:34pm
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Mike,

You definitely need to go check it out with your 2A.  The area was pretty deserted when I was there on a Saturday afternoon.  So if you do try to drive your 2A up the hill, I don't forsee Bill's wild prediction coming true, especially on a Sunday morning. Smile Yes, Daniel is correct.  The hill is the clump of trees west of the ball fields.  The base of the hill is marked by the circular chunk of asphalt.

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Originally posted by Mike Gardner Mike Gardner wrote:

i just shot a piece of ham outta my nose....
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike Gardner Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jan. 2012 at 4:16pm
It's FKN ON!!!!!!!! Evil Smile I just texted 3 of my customers about going down there early tomorrow. Then we wanna come up here to Churchville, the 2nd place the Jeep stopped after it left Aberdeen Proving Ground on it's way to Dundalk.
 By the way Dundalk????????? Really?????? Why Dundalk?????? Dundalk id almost as bad as Jersey!!!!!!!!!!!!Wink LOLLOLLOL .........
So after Fort Holabird Park we want to come back to Churchville and do some wheeling up here in the country.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike Gardner Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jan. 2012 at 4:55pm
Ok.. Two good photos of the area you can really see the hill climbs! I'm totally geeking out over this. Lol

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Originally posted by Mike Gardner Mike Gardner wrote:

what should i wear .... ?
body arment. might be spell wrong.LOLLOLLOLLOLLOL
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Well it's official there are 6 customers and maybe 8 jeeps coming down to the fort holabird site tomorrow morning with me. It's gonna be a long drive in the 2a and I'm really nervous. It's the longest drive I've ever done in the jeep. Everybody pray for my jeep to have a safe and uneventful trip down and back home. If all goes well I'm wheeling in some trails as soon as I get home. So I should have some video of that too.
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http://www.trails.com/topo.aspx?lat=39.26667&lon=-76.53361&s=50&size=s&style=drgsr

Then click the "no thanks, continue what I was doing", if the map does  not come up.  Then go to the satellite image.  The ball fields will appear.


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Ralf, that's cool. Sucks that my computer is dead so I'm using my iPhone. It's not really easy to control the maps with this thing...
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Hi Brandon:

This photo shows the four grade courses at Aberdeen Proving Ground back in December 1945, before the trees overtook the hill.  A 1945 Dodge T233 Utility Truck is front and center.  Enjoy!


Edited by Fred Coldwell - 11 Jan. 2012 at 1:01am
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I am soooooo Jealous!!!!  How I would love to take the GPW up and down those hills and video the whole thing! That is real history. Tongue I pray you have a safe and wonderful trip and VIDEO it! You might need to take your top off and fold the windshield down to get under those limbs.
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Fred- That is a very cool vehicle! You own that exact one? WOW. How cool is that!
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Originally posted by combat combat wrote:

Fred- That is a very cool vehicle! You own that exact one? WOW. How cool is that!
  Hi Frank:  I own one like it but in 67 year older condition.  Wink

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Fred, that would be great if I could even get on base. APG is 5 mins from my house and there are (from what I'm told) lots of old test coarses there.

Combat, thanks. I've got my hardtop on so I'm not taking anything off today. Besides its freezing! And it may rain. Lol. I'll just get a few new dents and scratches totally worth it driving my jeep on a part of jeep history. I'm gonna have my buddy video and take photos on my way down, while we're playing on the hill and driving back. I'm crossing my fingers that the jeep does like it does everyday. Runs perfect!!! Lol
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Originally posted by Mike Gardner Mike Gardner wrote:

Fred, that would be great if I could even get on base. APG is 5 mins from my house and there are (from what I'm told) lots of old test coarses there. 

Hi Mike:

Thanks for suggesting a distinction.  Westerner that I am, I had always thought Camp Holabird became APG during WW II.   But after some basic internet research this morning, I now realize they are separate places miles apart and that former Camp Holabird, located in the City of Baltimore, is not the same facility as APG located in Aberdeen, MD.  That means Tank Hill is not the same grade course as the four APG grade courses shown in my picture, which was my mistaken reason for posting the picture in the first place.      

My apologies for sharing my confusion with others, but I did learn something new this morning.  :)   I imagine jeep testing was moved from Camp Holabird to APG when responsibility for tactical vehicle procurement was transferred from the QMC to Ordnance in August 1942.  

Mike, have fun conquering Tank Hill.  Please post some photos and video!      


Edited by Fred Coldwell - 11 Jan. 2012 at 11:37am
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Dateline Baltimore....
 
Sources have indicated there is some sort of terrorist offroading  attack taking place at the former Fort Holabird jeep testing facility this morning.... As the story breaks (we know the jeep won't!) our embedded reporter will update you on the details.
 
 
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Hay Fred
You should restore yours to the same condition as the one in the photo and do what Jpet does. Locate the best you can that same location and photo your vehicle in the same spot 67 years later. Smile
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I'm here now!!! The jeep is A little dirty but lots of pics and video!!!
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Where the h3ll are those steps!!!???
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