Iolan’s ride in the limelight

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June 7, 2018 - 12:27 PM

Don Erbert shows off his 1976 Jeep CJ-5, equipped with a replica M2 .50 caliber machine gun. Erbert used the Jeep to drive gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach in a parade in Shawnee Saturday.

Don Erbert is basking in his newfound fame.

Erbert is all the buzz of the political blogosphere courtesy of his 42-year-old Jeep that carried GOP gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach through Saturday’s Old Shawnee Days Parade.

Besides sporting an elaborate paint scheme and a Donald Trump bobblehead doll that doubles as the hood ornament; the pièce de résistance is a replica “Ma Deuce” .50 caliber machine gun affixed to the roll cage.

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