This Jeep Matters

One of three pilot vehicles submitted and the only vehicle still known to exist, the Pygmy has the distinction of being the oldest surviving jeep. Prior to its addition to the National Historic Vehicle Register, we spoke with Ed Welburn Sr., a WWII veteran and one of the first to work on some of the 600,000 jeeps manufactured during the war, as well as John Omenski and Randy Withrow at the U.S. Veteran’s Memorial Museum in Huntsville, Alabama.

For its THIS CAR MATTERS movement, the Historic Vehicle Association is asking people to share their stories about special vehicles — ones that helped to shape their lives and communities, our history and our heritage.

Check out the video below and if you haven’t yet shared your story, head on over to the HVA’s THIS CAR MATTERS page to find out how you can participate.

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