Credentials (bio)

Daryl Bensinger,Biography and Published Articles

Education and Employment History
Daryl Bensinger graduated from Shippensburg State College in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He then worked two years as a line supervisor at Hamilton Technology, in Lancaster, PA. There he supervised the manufacture of M577 Howizer fuses and Rockeye cluster bomb fuses. He also worked for farm machinery manufacturer, New Holland Machine Company in New Holland, PA, for 12 years. He has been self-employed in the military vehicle parts and restoration business since 1992 after dabbling in it on the side for the previous 15 years. D&L Bensinger, Military Vehicle Parts and Restorations specializes in restoring antique vehicles for customers and selling parts to customers who do their own work.
You may correspond with Daryl through email by writing to him at or on the contact us page. Please be patient while waiting for an answer.

Memberships and Club Affiliations
Daryl became a member of the MVCC (Military Vehicle Collectors Club) in 1976, membership # 443. The club went through some changes and is now the MVPA (Military Vehicle Preservation Association)of which Daryl is a life member.

He is a member of NSRA (National Street Rod Association) and Hot Rod Power Club. He is also a life member of the NRA (National Rifle Association). Daryl belongs to the Caernarvon Historical Society and is a volunteer with the Caernarvon Fire Company, both located in Churchtown, PA. He is currently serving as Assistant Chief of the fire company. Other memberships include the Lanchester Hunting Club, The Elverson Rifle and Pistol Club and New Holland Rifle and Pistol Club

Published Articles
Daryl is a contributing correspondent with several trade magazines and national publications. Click Here to see articles written by him that have been published in Army Motors.

Click Here to read an article Daryl wrote about rebuilding an M38A1 that was published in Windscreen Magazine. Windscreen is published by the MVT (Military Vehicle Trust) based in the United Kingdom.

Films and Documentaries
Daryl has 2 1/2 ton GMC CCKW was driven by Daryl and featured, along with other GMC vechiles from the MVPA Red Ball Chapter, in the Discovery Channel documentary entitled "Machines That Won the War." This program was based upon a quote by Gen. Eisenhower stating that the machines that won the war were the DC3 airplane, the bulldozer, the Higgens landing craft and the 2 1/2 ton truck.

Click Here to see an article about D&L Bensinger that was published in the May, June 1999 issue of Self-Employed America, a magazine published by the National Association for the Self-Employed.

Daryl has also been mentioned as a source for parts in several articles published in Jp Magazine. In 1998, Daryl was awarded the Expert Driver Pin from the MVPA in the 2 1/2 ton truck class.
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