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August/September 1958 Jeep News

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This popped up on eBay the other day. Curiously, there are multiple mistakes in this issue.

The first appears on page four. Under “1943 Military ‘Jeep’ Vehicle Stars in Big Portland Rose Parade”, the article shares a little about the jeep and the parade. However, the jeep that’s pictured is actually an M-38. I can only suspect that the wrong photo was added to the article?

The second oddity is on the upper left corner of page five. Though the article is titled “Sixth Annual “jeepers” Jamboree ….“, the story is actually about the growing popularity of the Sweepster Rotary Broom. The only reference to the jamboree is a small paragraph that’s a continuation from “page 1”.

However, the Jeepers Jamboree story isn’t on page one, it was on page six under the title “‘Jeep’ Owner and prospects showing interest in snow removal equipment as winter season nears

Meanwhile, the page five paragraph about the jeepers jamboree wasn’t about the jamboree itself, but instead about a page 1 jeep summer jamboree sales contest.

Despite all the errors, it’s still worth a read as there are a variety of interesting articles.

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4 Comments on “August/September 1958 Jeep News

  1. Mike

    Page one story states Post Office buys 90 Jeep trucks. The main Post Office on Market St. Paterson NJ had one of these FC170’s with a lift gate and Meyer snow plow. Had a stake bed body and yes, it was used for re-placing mail boxes. The Paterson office was a main hub for the post office with a maintenance garage for post office vehicles, so the FC170 was also used as a shop truck. They kept it for many years till the early 1970’s when it was replaced with a similar International Harvester 4 wheel drive truck. Then in the 1980’s, the IH was replaced with a Chevrolet C30. I still remember the face of the guy who drove the FC, short, stocky Italian guy, always wore his military style post office hat when he went to the hardware store where I worked.

  2. Mike

    Dave, From the age of 3, Jeeps were always the focus point of my life, at the age of 71, they still are. When other kids were out playing baseball, I was in the driveway doing body work on a Jeep. When back in the 80’s I had a girlfriend, (Hard to believe but true) she would ask me: “Who do you love more, me or your Jeeps?” I would scratch my head with a long pause, and reply, “”I’m thinking, I’m thinking”… (old Jack Benny routine) Boy that would piss her off, but it was TRUE. And here I am 40 years later, still single, living with my 3 Jeeps, still thinking and thinking, it’s those memories that keep me going. I always was a unique kid, that didn’t “fit the mold”, now I’m just that strange old guy who lives with his Jeeps, very much like John Van Dine, one of my role models when I was a kid.

  3. David Eilers Post author

    Wait .. you had me at … “a jeep and a girlfriend?” … oh no, now I see you were served the ultimatum, “me or the jeep”. A jeep might not keep you warm at night, but it doesn’t serve ultimatums during the waking hours 🙂

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