Welcome to Gary's Halftrack Parts!
Looking for parts? Looking for a good half track or scout car project? Gary has the largest selection in the world - period.. Click here to Email Gary. With lots of short frame and long framed halftrack reproduction parts available, there is no time like the present to finish your existing projects.
If you're in the Lemont, IL area, feel free to stop by. Here's a picture of me with one of my halftracks.
About the Half Track
The Half track was developed from the concept of the scout car as a troop carrier and recon vehicle. Many more uses became apparant by mounting a 37 mm cannon with two .50 caliber machine guns, 75 mm and 105 mm cannons. Also built was an M16 multiple machine gun mount called a "Quad 50". This half track was used as an anti-craft vehicle that could shoot 2200 rounds per minute. Some WWII veterans claim fantastic performance. There were many models, with variations in armament, but the most of the common half tracks of today are generally broken down into two categories:
You'll find a special area for you: Remembering Half Tracks. If you would like to share your experiences with this vehicle, you can create a user profile and enter your comments for everyone to enjoy.
I would like to mention my very good friend Mike McGrath. I have had the honor and privilege to become very good friends with Mike, and would like to thank him for sharing his personal memories with me during his first battle on Omaha Beach. Mike is a D. Day Plus 3 Hours veteran. Here's a 2001 picture of Mike with my 1943 GPW Ford Jeep.
There have been other veterans that I have had the privilege to meet and speak with in the past and learn more about what it was like to endure the war in many different types of armor vehicles. If there are any veterans that would like to share their experiences please contact me and a way to contact you. I want to help keep your memories alive and pass your information on to the future children and young adults that will take an interest in this hobby. A restored vehicle and a lost history of what they were used for and what it was like to use during the war is unthinkable to me personally.