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Jeeps Article from 1953 Cars Magazine

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Magazine

These old car magazines are such fun to explore. The August 1953 issue of Cars Magazine had an article about jeeps. The magazine also contained a strange story from Idaho about the Brink and a Half Club, which seems to involve dunking your vehicle into the Clearwater River. While the article claims US95 hugs the Clearwater River for 150 miles, according to wikipedia the Clearwater is only 75 miles long. I think the author may have confused the Clearwater with the Salmon River.

Finally, I’ve also included an odds-n-ends page which includes a Ford automobile testimonial by noted criminal John Dillinger and the earliest example of a double-ender vehicle I’ve ever seen.

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This is the full two-page jeep article blended together. The text can be read in the image below.

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Page 1 of the article.

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Interestingly, no mention of any asian companies jeep efforts mentioned.

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No mention of Vic Hickey made in reference to the top photo. This article from Car Craft does a much better job of covering Hickey.

 

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