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1944 Chevrolet Blitz

1944 Chevrolet Blitz “C 15A WIRELESS VAN”       Owned By Maurice Irvinepicture1

A very popular  vehicle on display Outside the Clyde Hotel at the Calliope historical village on market day

 This Truck has a Holden body built on a 15cwt 4×4  Canadian Military platform  (Chassis)  and powered by a 216 Chev motor.

picture2 The truck comes complete with winch(all in working order) It is located under the truck just in front of the rear axle, but no spare wheel.Cab comes complete Cab comes complete with canvas seats –

Note the windscreen   photo below ( Air conditioning FULL ON)

A look into  the back of the truck reveals  some 1980s  vinyl on the floor for protection.,  (very sensible )  Not clearly visible are two gun racks , and  a couple of small rifle openings to shoot through.  Maurice is currently looking for some authentic radio equipment to place in this  ‘radio room’  so if anyone reading this knows where some may be found let him know. Maurice is quite happy to have  aupicture4thentic radio cases  with the internals removed. Also not visible is the Insignia ‘buffalo over boomerang’ of the 12 Australian Division Northern Territory. Based in Darwin, raised in 1942 and no longer current.


I have always had a wonderful memory. when I say “wonderful memory” what I really mean is that I rarely if ever recall horrible things like the weather. I never recall cold or frosty mornings, or even 24 hours of anything dull or boring that might have happened before or after a memorable event, the happy result being all my life's memories are wonderful. Peculiar as it may sound to anyone who might be reading this, I have absolutely marvelous memories that range from breaking one or more of my bones to hanging upside down from an upper branch of an Oak tree with my ankle wedged between two branches. I have heard stories about people that have totally removed from their recollection painful events that had previously occurred in their life. I can believe this because at this precise moment I can recall nothing that was not absolutely wonderful. If by chance I have ever blocked out anything painful I would consider this possibility to be just another wonderful thing. I intend to Blog about my friends and memories on these pages.

One thought on “1944 Chevrolet Blitz

  1. The Chev Blitzes (the big ones at least) carried the spare tyre up on the tray behind the cab & had a winch fitted to get them up & down. I used to have a workshop manual for these but gave it to a friend who has one still. I can’t for the life of me remember where the spare wheel was mounted on these small Blitzes.

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