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1946 Ad in Alabama for the new ‘Jeep’

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old News Articles

This June 27, 1946, ad by the Little Motor Company in Alabama’s The Baldwin Times Bay  newspaper is one of the better full-page adds that I’ve seen.



2 Comments on “1946 Ad in Alabama for the new ‘Jeep’

  1. Barney Goodwin

    Note the misspelled name for Willys at the bottom of the page (Willis). In fact, that’s actually the correct phonetic pronunciation for the Willys family name.

  2. David Eilers Post author


    I’d never heard a person actually pronounce Willys as “Willis” until I started traveling to jeep events outside the Pacific Northwest. I know “Willis” is the correct, but it just sounds too odd to this old man (who is feeling particularly old after this week’s long drive). 🙂

    – Dave

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