COLUMBUS (WCMH) – For the first time, Motts Military Museum has a display at the Columbus International Auto Show.
The progression of the military jeep is showcased, from World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Desert Storm.
Warren Motts is a military history buff, a veteran of the Vietnam War era and the founder of the Motts Military Museum in Groveport. He says this collection here is for the veterans.
“It is a great thing when they see this and a lot of the veterans just really love the fact that they can look at this stuff and remember,” says Motts.
Like Jeff Miller, who served during the Korean War.
“This vehicle (a Vietnam Jeep) we had when I was a lieutenant, captain. You had to be careful with it they would tip over on you,” said Miller.
Motts says telling stories about being in the military to his grandchildren about these trucks creates a special bond.
“It’s really great to have them involved because that’s the next generation,” said Motts.
Motts says like real car enthusiast you must name your truck. One of his is named Daisy, after his late wife.
The show runs through Sunday. Admission 12 dollars, children 9 and under are free.