“Oilfield Dodge” – 1920s Off-Roading

This 1920′s promotional film shows a Dodge Brothers sedan doing some serious off-roading to get to an oil well.  It’s amazing to see what the car can do.

A 1920′s vintage Dodge Brothers sedan with “Oil Field Dodge” painted on it’s side shows us how the old timers four wheeled it through muddy fields and roads. This Dodge is on a mission to get to the gushing oil well in this film which was apparently some sort of promotional video for the car. It certainly looks like the Dodge was a well built car that was rugged enough to survive some terrible off road driving conditions. The car drives carefree over rocky and mountainous terrain and when it flips over on its side, it takes nothing more than a few people to roll it back over and, ‘vroom’, off it goes.

The video ends when the car reaches an oilfield where a group of drillers have struck an oil deposit, sending black gold shooting through the air next to the parked Oilfield Dodge.

You will watch this more than once I am sure.


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About Reed Brothers

I am a co-owner of the former Reed Brothers Dodge in Rockville, Maryland. Lewis Reed, the founder of Reed Brothers Dodge was my grandfather. We were a family-owned and operated car dealership in Rockville for almost a century. I served in the United States Air Force for 30 years before retiring in the top enlisted grade of Chief Master Sergeant in July 2006. In 2016, I received the Arthur M. Wagman Award for Historic Preservation Communication from Peerless Rockville for documenting the history of Reed Brothers Dodge in both blog and book format. This distinguished honor recognizes outstanding achievement by writers, educators, and historians whose work has heightened public awareness of Rockville’s architectural and cultural heritage, growth and development.

One response to ““Oilfield Dodge” – 1920s Off-Roading”

  1. Tom says :

    It takes more than a few men to roll the car over — there is clearly a rope attached, and another vehicle off to the left pulling.

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