“It’ll milk your cows or move mountains:” the Dodge Power Wagon adapts to civilian life

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One point that several readers made in the discussion of the recent veto of the Michigan military vehicles licensing bill is that military vehicles have repeatedly made the leap from war machine to civilian workhorse, and then become some of today’s bestselling vehicles. After all, would we have SUVs and all-wheel-drive vehicles plying our roads today were it not for the WWII Jeep and other military vehicles that proved the capability of four-wheel drive? So, to go along with that theme, let’s take a look at a vehicle that made that transition more or less seamlessly: the Dodge Power Wagon, here the subject of a 1950 Dodge promotional video that Dave Bickel uploaded.

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