This video features Dodge cars, but it shows what driving on early roads was like back in the T days. It's the best I have seen. Agree?
It's a wonder any of the cars that existed then are around today.....
And all those on the Death Valley tour thought Titus Canyon was bad!!!! It was a freeway by comparison.
Since we're OT anyway, I got a kick out of this one:
Look...they have gawkers or "lookie-loos" too....stopping on the bridge behind them as they are flipping the car back over.
Dodge's were really good at driving through mud like this,
I used to go to a property (farm) shooting in my teens and they had a 1924 Dodge 4 which was used when it got wet.
In 1956 there was a huge flood which put the whole countryside under water for months.The Dodge was the only contact with the outside world ( all other vehicles were not able to do what it did including Land Rovers Jeeps etc) it was used weekly to go to the closest town Bourke NSW 50 miles away. Having narrow wheels meant it was able to cut down through the mud to hard ground as you can see in some of the shots as it followed previous tracks in the film.
My mates and I had a WW2 Willys Jeep we used to drive over the property shooting pigs. We would come across deep ruts in the ground all over which were put there by the Dodge when it was used in the wet season. If we got bogged the Dodge was put into service to come rescue us.
Thanks for that Lance.........I happen to have one.......