The Magical Military Mystery Machine Gun Tour

June 14, 2017  •  20 Comments

Never trust a man in a straw hat driving a 1926 Chevrolet


The dream seemed real enough at first, the guy in the straw hat with the 1926 Chevrolet could have been any classic car collector with his car at a car show. But then I asked him about his car and other cars he had. He said he collected military vehicles, and that the 1926 Chevrolet was just a magical car he’d picked up along the way. He invited me to take a closer look at the “Bugle Boy” horn on the side of that 1926 Chevy — that’s when the dream changed from plausible and plunged into surreal.



The Bugle Boy Horn


When I took a closer look, it sucked me through its coil.


I landed on a giant machine gun mounted in a 1952 Willy's M38 Jeep


Or perhaps I had been scaled down in comparison to the 50 caliber mount.


I could see my self hanging on one side.


Then the other side.


I swung my feet over to the pole that held the 50 cal.


And managed to climb down the ammo belt.


I jumped off the jeep, and turned around to face an angry looking Hummer. It's smooth looking, "No Hand Hold" tongue felt rough against my face. As I struggled to free myself from the surreal, and drag myself back to something real, I woke to Lola licking my face.



T & L Photos
Thanks, Julie!
Wow what fun! Thank heavens for Lola .. Great editing Tim!
T & L Photos
Hi Lavinia. It's not uncommon to have temps fall into the high thirties and low forties in early July around here. It was 40 this morning and we are sitting out on the deck tonight in sweatshirts as the temps have fallen to near 50.
Lavinia Ross(non-registered)
The low and high temperature you reported sounds like what we typically see in summer here, although the low was 38 in July one year.
T & L Photos
Thanks, Gerald. No reason to be jealous, your crop and stitches are very good, and very much in the tradition of Monty Python. You don't have much, if any, control over the backgrounds you are cropping your images out of. I had total control of the background, which made it easy to remove. Posing myself so my hands a feet fit in the right places, and tripping the shutter remotely was the hard part. Being your own model can be much more difficult than directing other people.
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