Tim Gosling looks at the early years of Dodge and how the remarkably rugged and reliable 30-35hp car became one of the most numerous vehicles purchased by the US Army during World War One
Would you like to go in halves with me on a 1917 US Army Dodge Car? So commenced another late-night phone call with one of my Dorset friends. I already had too many vehicles and not enough space, which when combined with other pressing issues such as children, mortgage, credit card bills and an impending job redundancy, there was only one answer I could give. “Tell me more,” I replied.
The Dodge was part of an overseas collection that was being put up for sale. The three photographs were indistinct but certainly showed a Dodge touring car in a military paint scheme. The documents which came with it however provided a great deal of interesting information.