In Northern California a guy named Jacques Littlefield amassed a collection of armored vehicles and restored them. He died earlier this year but apparently you can arrange for tours via email. Would love to get a chance to check that stuff out.
Here’s the Panther taken out for a test run. Apparently for July 4th Jacques Littlefield used to buy a bunch of cheap cars, invite the neighbors out for a visit, and then everyone would get to watch the tanks crush the cars. RIP Jacques.
It truly is an impressive collection. There is warehouse after warehouse filled with tanks.
Cliffski mentioned how small the Hetzer was. Here’s a Panzer I from the Littlefield Collection. It felt barely larger than a sportcar.
By way of comparison we got to clamber around the main body of the Panther while they were working on it (turret was not yet mounted) and that thing was just huge. Here’s a photo of a friend standing next to the Panther (image cropped since I’m not sure how my friend’s going to feel about having her image posted on the Internet).