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August 1953 Article “Jeeps Goes International”

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine

I bought this August 1953 issue of Cars magazine for the jeep article, but it also has all kinds of interesting information in it. The article “The Jeep Goes International” by Evan Jones highlights how various companies in different countries were capitalizing on the demand for jeep vehicles by manufacturing jeep-like vehicles of their own. The story discusses the new Austin Champ, the Fiat Campagnola, the Land Rover, and the Delahaye V.I.R.

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3 Comments on “August 1953 Article “Jeeps Goes International”

  1. David Eilers Post author

    Mark,

    That photo definitely made a variety of publications. The next article I’ll post in a couple days contains more obscure photos and discusses some of Hickey’s modifications.

    – Dave

  2. Gayland Leddy

    I found it interesting that the French Army chose the Hotchkiss M201, a copy of the MB, over the DeLahaye vehicle. I guess they thought it was hard to improve on the basic design. The history of the M201 is interesting initself.

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