The second life of GMC's


De Spin op Castricummer kermis

Nice to meet you on this site dedicated to GMC trucks of the CCKW type. I guess most of you will associate the CCKW with the Second World War. However, my own memories go back to the fairground in front of the house where I was born in 1957. In the week ahead of every second weekend of August our village was visited by a couple of CCKW's transporting the showmen's materials. As a kid I fell in love with these trucks at first sight. This site provides information on the history and technical background of the CCKW, refers to more detailed sources, shows several hundreds of historical pictures, includes a data base of circa 300 miniature scale models, and allows you to enjoy my own collection in scales of 1/160 to 1/24. Graze as much as you like but do not copy anything (pictures, text, sound) without contacting me for permission to do so!.

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Recent additions:

   25 November 2021: Tipper operated by Schiedam city
   23 November 2021: Another accident
   18 November 2021: French excavator, unknown brand
   30 October 2021: Forestry miniatures
   22 October 2021: Best mates still ashore
   11 October 2021: GMC of Van Oordt, spreading tarmac
   10 October 2021:GMC tippers of the Castricum firm from Bakkum
   19 September 2021:Two tankers
   3 September 2021:Fire engine miniature, number 35 in collection
   2 September 2021:Another tipper in Gouda
   2 September 2021:GMC with Fuchs 300 crane
   25 August 2021:BP fuel tanker
   25 August 2021:Two GMC tippers along PasAl dragline on halftrack
   9 August 2021:Another three GMC tippers
   9 August 2021:Public transport by Reedijk
   17 July 2021:GMC tractor with elongated cab
   17 July 2021:GMC trucks of Beekwilder, movers
   17 July 2021:GMC truck of Bongers, mover
   17 July 2021:Begian GMC tipper
   17 July 2021:French GMC fire truck
   8 July 2021:GMC in ackward position
   8 July 2021:Tipper passing a floating bridge
   8 July 2021:GMC-mounted Poclain filling a GMC tipper
   8 July 2021:Breakdown truck of Van Zijll firm
   4 June 2021:Dragline carrier and tippers somewhere in Alkmaar
   2 June 2021:Tippers at worik in future Merwede harbour
   2 June 2021:GMC mounted grabber
   25 May 2021:Shield Bantam back hoe
   22 May 2021:Pictures of a crane and of a dragline
   22 May 2021:Timber transport in New Zealand
   19 May 2021:Four new tipper pictures
   19 May 2021:Perfect Poclain restoration
   20 April 2021:GMC of Woltman firm
   20 April 2021:GMC of Goosens firm
   20 April 2021:GMC with crane somewhere in New Zealand
   20 April 2021:GMC unloading sugar beets
   20 April 2021:GMC carrying timber
   22 March 2021:New GMC scale model of SSM
   22 March 2021:two new fairground scale models, non-GMC's
   14 March 2021:GMC of Kempkers firm
   14 March 2021:GMC of unknown firm
   15 February 2021:Picture of De Spin
   15 February 2021:GMC of Van Twist broken down
   11 February 2021:Tipper with DAF Diesel of Van Doorn firm
   11 February 2021:Line-up of tippers of Troost firm
   11 February 2021:Truck of Kool firm
   11 February 2021:Wrecker of Lagemaat and Wakker
   23 January 2021:Another GMC mounted dragline
   23 January 2021:Livestock transport
   14 January 2021:GMC on a fairground in Schiedam
   14 January 2021:GMC tippers in Monnickendam
   6 January 2021:GMC tipper with DAF Diesel
   6 January 2021:GMC with yarder equipment
   20 December:GMC with trailer of Van Viersen firm
   20 December 2020:GMC's at work in open pit, Australia
   10 December 2020:Loading sugarbeets somewhere in France
   10 December 2020:GMC tank truck somewhere in France
   10 December 2020:Poclain TU type
   29 November 2020:Saved tipper of Knijnenburg
   25 November 2020:GMC mounted Poclain
   23 November 2020:GMC mixers of Certified Concrete
   22 November 2020:GMC carrying a dragline, Van Oord Werkendam
   22 November 2020:GMC's at work for Van Oord Werkendam
   20 November 2020:GMC tractor of Graafstroom
   20 November 2020:Various tipper pictures
   20 November 2020:GMC mounted Pasal dragline
   17 November 2020:Not too late: Perkins equipped tipper of Caron
   17 November 2020:Not too late: tipper of Hellinga, Steenwijk
   14 November 2020:More about diesel conversion of GMC's
   8 November 2020:GMC carrying hydraulic grabber
   8 November 2020:GMC struggling with land slide
   8 November 2020:GMC with liftable platform
   1 November 2020:GMC at Gorredijk fair ground
   23 October 2020:Two more tipper pictures
   15 October 2020:A couple of tipper pictures
   15 October 2020:Turf transport
   2 October 2020:Pol Leeuwarden miniatuur
   29 September 2020:Four new tipper pictures
   29 September 2020:Unknown dragline
   29 September 2020:Flatbed truck of Van Gend and Loos firm
   10 September 2020:Various new tipper pictures
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