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Happy Thanksgiving!

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

I hope everyone gets to enjoy themselves on this day of rest (and shopping … lol).  Ann’s making  tonight’s dinner, so I have the night off of cooking.

Below is a 1948 Popeye cartoon that features two jeeps.


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Jeep Jockeys 4×4 Races – 1977 Souvenir Program

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Racing • TAGS: .

Here’s an official Jeep Jockeys souvenir program I found on ebay a couple years ago. I finally scanned it yesterday. Many of the photos didn’t print well, but it’s still an interesting booklet, especially for those like me that recognize some of the racers names. I was disappointed by all the ads, but I included them in the scans.

A little background information: the Yakima Jeep Jockeys of Yakima, Washington, formed a club in 1963. In 1965 they incorporated and joined the Pacific Northwest Four Wheel Drive Association. Beginning in 1971, the club held a series of Jeep Jockeys 4×4 Championship Races. They held them at leaf through 1977, but I do not know how much longer they were held after that year.

Exploration Northwest featured the 1977 race in one of their 1977 episodes. I was given permission to share two video clips from their episodes here.

You might remember Ron Day’s photos from a 1977 Yakima Race. It seems to be the same race that was featured in the souvenir program below.

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Kids Driving Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

The Chicago Tribune featured two kids driving jeeps. The first was about a boy named Richard Aulerich who built a soap box entry and then turned it into a drivable vehicle.


Boy from Detroit turns Soap Box Jeep into drivable vehicle.

A year later Jimmy Crabtree proved a little smarter than Richard. Three-year-old Jimmy had his father make him a drivable jeep, but it seems ladies-man Jimmy made sure it was a two-seater. He wasted no time picking up Susan Spitzer and taking her for a ride.


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1953 Yakima Ridge Runners Race

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos • TAGS: .

This early Yakima Ridge Runners “Jeep Rodeo” race was captured on film. It’s short, but still fun to watch. It’s called  “Jeep Jockeys Jar and Jounce“.

This is a still from the video.  You can click on the picture to reach the video.

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1949 Jeepster Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I like this early Jeepster brochure.

“riginal 1949 Willys-Overland Jeepster foldout advertising brochure! I cannot find a single blemish on this rare old brochure. There are no tears, creases, writing, or soiling. It looks like it was opened and then stored. Excellent condition as the pictures will show.”

View all the information on eBay


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Jeep Smoking Pipe

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

These jeep pipes don’t appear very often. You can view two other examples here.

“Vintage 1940’s 50’s WWII US Army Jeep Unused Walnut Pipe The Jeep France.
The pipe measures 2 1/4″ long by 1 1/2″ wide. This pipe was from a collection of a man who was in
WWII. The pipe us used and in very nice and clean. Please look over pictures and feel free to ask questions. See our other item now on eBay form his collection.”

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Photo of Upside-down Trailer on Jeep eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Is the trailer upside down to protect the occupants or something else?

“Original Vintage Snapshot Photo WWII Army Jeep & Trailer Size is 3.25×2.5″ inches.”

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1953 M-170 Ahwatukee, AZ $8000

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Looks like this might be worth a look.

“Rare 1953 Willys M170 Marine Corp. radio jeep, only a couple known to exist in complete running condition. all original F-134 engine with 3spd t90, this is my daily driver and runs great!

This is not a restored vehicle, has it’s share of battle scars and character, radios work. has new tires, plugs and wires, points, coil, seats, brake hoses, engine oil lines, fuel pump, rebuilt steering box, rebuilt bellcrank, new tie rod ends,

4X4 works, drives straight! has been converted to 12v. ”

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1950 M-38 Dallas, TX $10,000

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Looks solid, though it is missing part of the grille hinge that attaches to the frame.

“Clyde Ely  “50” M38 price $10,000 negotiable, currently near Dallas Tx.”

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1948 CJ-2A Perry, IA No Price


UPDATE: Still Available

(11/02/2014) No price listed.

“1948 Jeep Willys for sale or trade. Above average condition. ”


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1951 CJ-3A Carlsbad, CA $8,000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $8000.

(08/27/2014) Looks great.

“Restored Willys Jeep cj3a. Has a Ford – 289 V8 engine, dual exhaust. Asking $8,000.00 – OBO
Color is tan, with black seats. Sold as is. Odometer reads 1,300, but that is not correct. Still registered in Oregon where I bought it, but vehicle located in Carlsbad along with “clear” Title.

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1948 CJ-2A Taylor, AZ $3800


It has some floor patches, but runs and drives.

“1948 Willys Jeep Cj2a. All original, runs and drives good. Original flat head 4 cylinder engine, original wheels, original 5.38 gears in the axles, the locking hubs are off a 70’s jeep, new seat frames. Engine smokes some and there is some rust on the floor. Body is in good shape. Great restoration project or drive it like it is. $3800 obo. It drives good but it tops out at 45mph so don’t plan on driving this too far on the highway.”

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1949 CJ-3A + Trailer Richmond, VA $2400

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, trailer

The floor is probably gone. The package probably deserves a closer look.

“I have for sale a 49 Willys Jeep that I found rotting in a field in the country and a Bantam trailer from the same era. I have a clear title for the Willys but do not have a title for the trailer. The price is for the Jeep and the trailer, for additional money($500) I have an aluminum cab enclosure with doors(rare option)
The floor pan need to be replaced as well as other issues(I have some really nice pans to go with it we ordered for another project that didn’t fit so this is some nice metal you can cut to fit-see pic)
The motor in the old Willys is stuck…..
Has solid bones though……
If you are a Willys Purest come save this old girl before I put the tub on another frame and make a rat rod out of it with a black smoke puffing diesel motor hanging out of the front of it! Seriously I don’t have time for it, it has to go and I would rather see it “restored”, I will trade for other projects Harley, other old stuff, motorcycles, ATV’s, whatever just no electronics or crap in the back of your garage (if you don’t want it I most likely don’t either, lol) all serious offers considered, low ballers please don’t bother, you’re only wasting your own time, thanks
Please call with your questions, i don’t have time for an all day back and forth of texting that we can figure out in a 5 minute conversation!! Thanks!!”

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1954 Truck Antelope Valley, CA $10,000

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Looks solid. Priced on the high side.

“Up for sale is my 1954 willys truck 4×4 3 speed with overdrive and brand new tires all around including spare. Runs like a champ, clean interior. Straight body. Rare find. Tags up to date. Original flat 6 must sell. $10,000 OBO Any questions call or text me”

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1953 CJ-3B Golden, CO $3800


UPDATE: Price dropped to $3800.

(10/24/2014) The body looks a little rough.

“Selling my one of a kind rat rod. 1953 Willys CJ3B high hood jeep with a 1934-1936 international pickup cab welded into the tub of the jeep. The jeep is equipped with a 283 Chevy motor with an edelbrock aluminum manifold and 450 cfm edelbrock carb, close ratio 4 speed manual trans, dana twin stick transfer case, and warn overdrive. The jeep also has new rancho 2 inch lift leaf springs on all four corners. 31/10.50/15 tires on chrome wheels. The jeep has been converted to hanging pedals with hydraulic clutch, GM title steering wheel and a bench seat made to fit with the jeep. Now for the International cab I have the windshield frame in place connected to the cab, original back glass, chrome peep mirror and inside mirror, cowl windshield piece and a few other pieces and both original doors. I have a really cool old trunk I put in the back of the bed for extra storage. This rat rod does run and drive and is preaty dam fast!! All lights work and could be street driven if desired (would not recommend driving on the highway). I have a clean Colorado title for the 53 Willys”


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Year? CJ-3A $350 & 1982 CJ-7 $650 White Cloud, MI


$1000 for two jeeps. The CJ-7 runs.

“1982 CJ7— This was my yard plow truck, so it has not been on the road in many years. It is very rusty, but does run and move. I do have a title somewhere for this, buyer will receive when I find it though even if I have to mail it to them. This Jeep is far from perfect, don’t expect to just put this on the road without a lot of work. It would make for a good parts Jeep: tilt wheel, tach, clock, wide-track axles, etc. 258 6cyl w/ 4spd manual. Bring gas and battery. $650

CJ3a— NO TITLE, this little Jeep is very rough, but does have a lot of good parts. Body has been sectioned (floors are cut out due to rust) but can be put back together easily. Body is not mounted on the Jeep frame. Chassis is some what complete, minus the motor. $350″

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Headers and Windshield Frame Seattle, WA


Steve’s got these headers and windshield for sale.

1. Fenders – $275


“‘Advanced Adapters’ chrome fenderwell headers for early CJ to 1971 small block Chevy
NEW in the box
$275 firm, cash only NO TRADES
please no texts and no calls after 8:00pm”

2. Windshield – $250


“One piece, flat fender Willys windshield with glass in good shape
First $250 takes it, cash only NO TRADES
Please no texts and no calls after 8:00pm”

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Year? CJ-6 Hudson Valley, NY $7500


No pics provided. It is listed as a 1950.

“1950 jeep cj -6 one owner this jeep was bought new in New Hampshire and brought here by owner and kept on property, rarely driven on road and believed to have only 479 original miles has some minor rust and ran/drove 2 years ago. Asking $7500 don’t care if I sell so don’t lowball. ”

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1948 CJ-2A Searcy, AR $400


It’s very rough.

“1948 Willys Jeep CJ2A for sale, $400. Has T90 transmission and Dana 18 twin stick t-case, both will shift. Has both axles, but is missing brake drums and wheels so it is not a roller. (we can get it on a trailer using some parts that I will keep). Roll bar is hand made from a GPW, not currently attached. Previous owner put sheet metal over all of the floor pans, not sure of condition underneath, but I assume rust is a-plenty. The frames on these typically rust through on the passenger front from battery acid, this one has a small crack to weld…better than most I have seen (or own). Front bumper is heavy, set up for a winch. I would not pick this as a restoration project, but if you want a flatfender Jeep to have fun in, this is it. Big things that are missing: the title, hubs, wheels, engine, left front leaf spring and windshield frame.”


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Flat fender Mud Bogger Spirit Lake, WA $4500


UPDATE: Still Available

(11/19/2014) I suppose technically it is a “no fender” rather than a flat fender.

“Mud Bogger w/ built 383 Stroker motor, turbo 350, 3/4 ton chevy running gear, 38.5 swampers ..
$4500 FIRM DONT ASK/ possible trade but no junk!!!!”


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1946 CJ-2A Chico, CA $7500


UPDATE: Still Available

(11/27/2014) Looks in good shape.

“1946 Willy’s CJ2A, 231 Buick V6, with SM420 4speed transmission, warren overdrive, rear Dana 44, and front Dana 44 narrowed to match with matching gears and lockers, front axle with disc brakes,sagana non power steering box, 5:38 gears, with locker, full soft top, Bimini top, and half doors, heater, runs great, no rust too much to list asking $7500″


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1947 CJ-2A Rancho Cordova, CA $7800


UPDATE: Still Available

(05/08/2014) This has a replacement body and a CJ-3B(?) windshield.

This is a 1947 Willys Jeep CJ2A 4×4. It has a late 1950’s engine, a new steel body, a new canvas top, a new wiring harness. The odometer reads 22422.1 miles.”

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1947 CJ-2A Garland, TX $6800


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/20/2014) Includes a rear PTO.

“This is a 1947 Willy’s Jeep with a factory installed PTO in the back. All original parts.. It starts right up and drives like a charm. This Jeep is registered as an antique vehicle in Texas. I received this baby due to a loss of someone close.. and just having it in my possession is hard for me to handle. I don’t know much about this vehicle, but I do know that I have never seen another 1947 Will’s Jeep in the condition as this one.. I’m not needing to get rid of it I just wanted to see what other creative items are out there.. I am located in Garland, Tx but this vehicle is located in Arkansas.”

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1946 CJ-2A Applegate, CA $4300


UPDATE: Still Available

(11/12/2014) Sounds like it might require additional work.

“The new: complete break job, water pump, fuel tank, carburetor, ignition system, 12volt converted, exhaust system. Starts every time. runs strong. Too many projects.” 


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1951 M-38 Orangevale, CA $2700


UPDATE: Price dropped to $2700

(10/26/2014) It’s a project.

“It’s a 51, body is fresh Forrest green paint, have full cage and all parts for assembly, pto winch, all the parts.
Has a odd fire v6 Buick engine, t90 3 speed.. Have a new black soft top, nice bfg 31 in. Tires
4.17 gears.
Needs wiring harness, exhaust, steering, finish assembly.. Etc
My dad bought it 40 years ago with a small block in it, it’s called Zipper, and it’s a no rust solid m38″