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1961 Motor Trend Article on the New CJ-5

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Old News Articles

Bob Ames, the author of this September 1961 article in Motor Trend, described his time in a CJ-5 as a “rump” ride.

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One comment on “1961 Motor Trend Article on the New CJ-5

  1. Mike

    This is not your typical review for Motor Trend Magazine during that era, Very much surprised that they reviewed A CJ5. Yes, I agree, any Jeep at that time was a “Rump Ride” some of us called it a “Kidney Killer” ride. All in all, I thought it was a fair & honest review. For Men Only header seems appropriate, it was rare to see a woman driving a Jeep in NJ. I know my mom didn’t like it, and convinced my dad to buy a good used 1956 Chevy for $50.00. This was a big deal in our neighborhood, we became a TWO CAR FAMILY.

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