1920’s Oilfield Dodge Promo Film

During the 1990’s and early 2000’s, I took four-wheel drive cars to most parts of the Australian outback for a series of documentaries for the Nine Television Network, I also drove Nissan Patrols and Holden Rodeos in several Australian Safari desert races, and it never ceases to amaze me where you can take a standard four-wheel drive vehicle.

But although we may think this phenomenon of cars being able to go anywhere is only a relatively recent thing, the following 1920’s promotional film will change that.

Not a lot is known of the history of this film, other than it’s assumed it was commissioned by the Dodge Bros. Inc to show the strength and durability of their standard 4 cylinder sedan. At the time closed vehicles were not deemed as strong and hardy as open vehicles, however with their all-steel body construction Dodge Bros wanted to change that myth and the scene where the car tips on its side and is rolled back onto its wheels certainly does that.

For light entertainment, you may be interested to see what some people do to push their cars and bikes to the limit now a days…..

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