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THIRD PLACE - HAGERTY'S YOUTH 2015 

 

MY VEHICLE WON A SECOND TROPHY AT THE MILITARY VEHICLE PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION (MVPA) HELD IT'S ANNUAL NATIONAL CONVENTION IN TOPEKA KANSAS. 


​D.L. O'NEAL



FIRST PLACE - BEST VEHICLE DISPLAY 2015 

 

THE MILITARY VEHICLE PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION (MVPA) HELD IT'S ANNUAL NATIONAL CONVENTION IN TOPEKA KANSAS. 


MY WW1 M1917 AMBULANCE WAS A MAJOR HIT AND STIRRED AN AMAZING AMOUNT OF ATTENTION FROM FANS AND MILITARY VEHICLE ENTHUSIASTS


​IT WAS AN HONOR TO WIN MY FIRST NATIONAL COMPETITION.


​D.L. O'NEAL

​​​​"David has an unusually clear view of the weapon systems and vehicles of the United States in World War 1 and 2. I would endorse David for any museum or movie producer who wishes to have authentic representations for the hardware that made America great. Dave can make anything that might support your project. We need to save our machinery before it is too late. Bravo Dave!"
Dr. Gregory Archer


Author, "Private Heller and the 

​Bantam Boys"

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preserving the past...for the future

What The Experts Are Saying About My Projects ...

"David. Just absolutely Beautiful!  The Cart in your hands will be one of the top restorations in the country!  Wonderful."

 

Hayes Otopaulik


Military Historian & Collector

Author, "WWI Collector's Handbook"

- 20 years Flight Test R&D Experience
- 25 years Aircraft Mechanic – FAA Airframe &

   Powerplant License
- Aircraft Mechanical Design Engineer
- Wichita State University CAD Design Lab  
- Federal Firearms Curio and Relics License

​Then They Made a Model of My Ambulance......

I acquired my first artifact  when I was 16 years old. It was a 37 mm tank round from WW1 dated 1917. 


40 years later I am still an avid student of the Great War....and still collecting WW1 artifacts.


Based on my mechanical  and engineering back ground I have a different slant on my findings from WW1. My interests lay in the mechanical development and escalation of the  weapons, machines and tactics of the armies engaged in the brutal world war.

Awards & Recognition

RPM MODELS CREATES MODEL OF MY M1917 AMBULANCE

 

A model making company in Europe (RPM) asked permission to make a model of my Ambulance SSU 502. The model is produced in 1/48  and 1/72 scales. I gave them permission and authorization to use pictures from my website. The models of my WW1 Ambulance are now sold all over the world!


​D.L. O'NEAL



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