Information for collectors and enthusiast of the Daimler Dingo Scout Car & Daimler
The Original And Finest Go Anywhere, Armoured Fighting Vehicles
In early 2006 I attended a vintage car show in Chatham Historic Dockyard, and there
among the other 1930’s and 40’s vehicles was a car that I had never set eyes on before
and knew absolutely nothing about.
It was not fast, it was not shiny.
And it certainly was not going to make me a hit with the ladies.
But being very heavy, tough looking and green, I thought ‘Wow that’s really great!’
My next thought was ‘where can I get one’?
The car in question was a Daimler Scout Car and after a year of searching I managed
to acquire one and have since enjoyed driving it to other shows or events through
out the south east of Great Britain.
At these events I have met countless ex servicemen who have enthralled me with tales
of there exploits during WW2 to the early 1970’s.
And so began a fascination with the history of both the cars and also those men who
bravely served in them.
Some initial research quickly discovered that there are not many surviving cars and
that very little history of the cars has been recorded.
Where information had previously been published it generally was brief and sometimes
incorrect or contradictory.
This project seeks to redress this shortfall is intended to act as a focal point
for the continued research.
The fruits of the project owe a lot to the members of the ‘Dingo Register’, historic
vehicle enthusiasts, ex service veterans and others who have helped to supply & ensure
that the information given is as accurate as possible.
Also a special mention must also be given to both the London Imperial War Museum
and Bovington Tank Museum who’s assistance with this project has been invaluable.
Since this project was commenced I have also acquired a Daimler Armoured car & a
second dingo both of which are now fully roadworthy. A third dingo is currently under
restoration which although not owned by me, will be at my disposal at shows and the
like allowing me to present a ‘Half Troop’.
Those persons who have detailed knowledge of the vehicles are recommended to join
the following yahoo group sites. These have been set up and are intended to provide
a forum for owners of the surviving vehicles to trade information and communicate
with each other.
As implied they also contain a register of surviving vehicles.
(The two yahoo groups are little used nowadays but hold a good archive of
Articles and technical data, not practicable to find on the facebook site.)
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The authors 1944 Daimler Dingo & 1942 Daimler Armoured car
The authors 1944 Daimler Dingo being thrashed around the arena at the War & Peace
Shortly before it expired with an expensive clunk - (Lesson learned!)
The authors 1942 Daimler Armoured Car at the War & Peace Show 2013.
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