After Pancho Villa's attack on Columbus NM, US troops under Black Jack Pershing chased him around the state of Chihuahua. US entry into WWI brought an end to the effort and Pershing was off to France.
Note the handles on the side lights. Guess so they could be used as camp lights in tents and what not.
Where did you find that photo?
So I'm guessing those trucks are early '15s ??
Could be later, the Columbus NM raid was March 9, 1916 ; Wilson sent Pershing on a "punitive" mission to capture and/or kill Villa on March 15, 1916. Pancho made a "Blackjack-ass" out of him. Great warmup for WWI, which everyone couldn't wait to get in on.
Steve, you have a funny way of saying "Op zoek naar Pantsjo."
Didn't Pancho capture Pershing's troops, take their clothes and march them back across the boarder into the us nude?
Steve - Somewhere I read that the title that you select when you start a new "thread" (....love that kinda' talk....) really should be an indication of what the thread is about, so that the reader can easily decide whether he or she wants to "click" on it or not.
When I read your title for this thread, I thought that maybe someone stole your raincoat! (:^) .....harold.....(:^)
Lefty was a little late.
I knew what it meant, and I don't even speak Spanish very well. I also knew it would be by Steve J, because I know he is fluent al Espanol.
I think those boys have nothing to worry about. There's not a Dodge Brothers touring in sight.
I found the picture in a Facebook post. I don't know where it was before that.
Doesn't really matter how round about it got here? It is a great photo, of a type of model T rarely seen.
Thank you Steve J, and all!
If you're ever in Chihuahua, Mexico a museum has the Dodge car that he died in. We saw it there around 1982 when we went on a Copper Canyon train tour.
Interesting two piece firewall.
Appears to be a '15/'16 chassis "dash" with a surround attached with brackets. Essentially, a '13/'14 size firewall with spade mount side lamp brackets.
The side lamp spade mount and bracket appears just to the right of the lead car radiator cap. Looks like the next two field cars are set up the same way. Check out the "manual excavator" on the side of the bed of that early jeep! Neat photo.
Do my old eyes deceive me or is that square felloe (1917) Wheels?
The Copper Canyon tour is great. Part of the way up I sat on the front of the locomotive.
Rich Bingham, you may be right, After enlarging the pic, what I thought were fork mounted electric lights just are fender shadows on the lens rim and the rims look black instead of brass.
A bit of thread drift here,
an 2 page article in the April 1916, The Automobile, about the Mexican campaign, tells of 54- 2 ton white trucks arriving on flat cars and then having the army bodies fitted on site.
Possible the T's the same?