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Art, Drawings, Sketches, Editorials, Paintings of Jeeps

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CJ-5 Belt Buckle on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

This is an interesting belt buckle.

“Beautiful vintage condition RARE vintage Jeep. Great vintage belt buckle.
Buckle is in good condition with some scratches and signs of use and wear. It could use a good polishing but I’ll leave that up to the buyer.”

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1940s Rockwell Kent Jeep Generator Illustration $2500

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

Here’s an interesting, early illustration by Rockwell Kent. It’s on a fine art website, which in part explains the price. If the link below does not work, go here https://www.1stdibs.com and enter “jeep” into the search field.

“This original drawing was created for an advertisement by General Electric for its portable power generators, here shown powering a saw wielded by two lumberjacks. Attributed to Rockwell Kent, who did many illustrations for GE and other companies to support his family and travels, it captures the kind of isolated, tree-covered scene that Kent so cherished. Beautifully rendered, it is an excellent example of the kind of graphic work recently celebrated in an exhibit at the New York State Museum in Albany. Note, too, the Jeep, which had been introduced during World War II and had come to represent tough, dependable transportation.”

https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/wall-decorations/drawings/original-drawing-general-electric-jeep-possibly-r-kent/id-f_470780/

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Some Christmas Cheer

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features • TAGS: , .

Merry Christmas everyone!

This image is courtesy of Roberto Flores!

Lawrence shared his annual Christmas photo with us:

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And Jim shared his wreathed jeep as well:

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And Charles shared this Jeep Parts JEF Christmas photo:

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1956 T-Man Comic with Ford GP on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Comics, Features, Women & Jeeps

Strangely, this 1956 Comic book (#31) on eBay features T-Man (Treasury Man) Pete Trask fighting a “Red Agent” in a Ford GP, while four issues earlier T-Man raced bad guys in a more traditional WWII jeep (see bottom photo). I wonder why the comic switched to an older jeep? Maybe we have to read it to find out??

“1956 T-MAN #31 EARLY 10 CENT SILVER AGE SWEET ACTION JEEP COVER FINE CONDITION”

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This was for sale on eBay in 2013.

“This lot is an original September 1955 T-MAN (#27) from Quality Comics, nice solid VG condition, 36 pages including The Great Assassination Plot, The Underground Press, Commie Fire Bomb Plot, and Red Riffs Of Morocco. Violence and good girl content. Very early code comic! Complete, nothing missing. I will update this with more info as needed! US bidders only, please.”

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Perris Valley Four Wheelers Badge on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

This club badge would have been mounted on a jeep. I tried to learn more about this club, but had no luck finding any info.

“Perris valley jeep club badge. In great condition. 8″ metal sign with painted graphics and great detail. Great for a jeep enthusiast, or in your man cave. Please see pictures for condition. If you have any questions, please message me.”

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1960ish Las Brisas Jeep Rental Card W/Map

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Artists/Drawings, Features • TAGS: .

I found this neat little card from the Las Brisas resort on eBay. Folded up, it’s about the size of a post card. The illustrated side advertises pink jeep rentals in English and Spanish. The other side shows a map of the area (here’s a google map link). It’s meant to sit on a table or desk.

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1942 War Bond Ad

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features

This war bond ad featuring what looks to be a Bantam BRC40 was published in the April 30, 1942, issue of the Daily Illini.

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More Great Vintage Jeep Club Art

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

Thanks to Jim for sharing his old club’s design with us. I just love these old jeep club placard designs! The Hill-N-Gully Riders Jeep Club was founded in 1956 in Riverside, California. The club still exists today and has a presence on Facebook.

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Japanese Envelope on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Postcards

Here’s an unusual piece.

“Vintage Colorful Japanese Jeep Envelope or Sleeve — New Old Stock… Newspaper like paper has colorful illustration on one side and line drawing on the other… Colorful illustration of a woman officer driving a jeep, a small doll dangling in the wind shield and a rose… Back side has line drawing of a little girl riding a donkey… There is also Japanese character writing… Good condition, new old stock, both top and bottom open… Piece measures about 5 1/8″ x 7 3/8″… ”

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Pig-Jeep Christmas Coin Card on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Postcards

An odd Christmas-jeep-pic-coin combo card.

“This vintage Christmas greeting card is unused with no envelope. Has line of discoloration on front from age and storage. 4 3/8 x 5 3/8″.”

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July 1966 Las Brisas Menu Surrey on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Documents, Features • TAGS: .

Here’s another Las Brisas Menu from 1966. I have one from August of ’66. This one is from July.

“Date: July 30, 1966.
Restaurant: Las Brisas Hotel.
Location: Acapulco, Mexico.
Size when open: 14 x 23 inches – 3 panel card stock menu.
The World’s Only Hotel With Room Service By Jeep.”

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Roberto’s Newest Illustration

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features • TAGS: .

Roberto Flores created this illustration celebrating Texas its flat fender community.

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Roberto’s Alaska Or Rust Illustration

• CATEGORIES: Alaska Or Rust Trip, Artists/Drawings • TAGS: .

Roberto shared this neat Alaska Or Rust illustration.

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Dec. 1945 Outdoor Life Magazine Story on the Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Magazine

UPDATE: Originally Posted July 26, 2014.

The December 1945 Issue of Outdoor Life Magazine contained an article titled “A Jeep Will Get You There”. It is filled with photos of a VEC CJ-2A used for a fishing trip. The photos aren’t the best, but still an interesting article. Outdoor Life also featured the story on the front cover.

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Truck Postcard from Australia

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Postcards, Willys Trucks

Leigh shared this one.  It is a postcard of a Willys Truck with the CFA (Country Fire Authority – Victoria, Australia), one of a series of historic fire appliances with the CFA.

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Mid-1940s? Winter Term Army Education Poster on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Artists/Drawings, Features • TAGS: .

The jeep plays a small part in this unique poster.

“THIS AUCTION IS FOR ONE Original Vintage “ARMY EDUCATIONAL CENTER – WINTER TERM” POSTER.

DRAWN BY M.I.MAUL.

LIGHT PAPER. POSTER FEATURES A VINTAGE FLAT-FENDER JEEP ON IT WHICH COULD HELP DATE IT.NO DATE NOTED ON POSTER, BUT THE JEEP HAS A “45” ON IT??

FAIR/GOOD CONDITION OVERALL WITH CLEAN,CLEAR COLOR. EDGES HAVE WEAR AND SOME TEARS AND A SMALL PART MISSING BUT WILL LOOK GOOD IF FRAMED. POSTER WAS ALWAYS ROLLED.

POSTER MEASURES 231/2 X 16 1/2 APPROX.”

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Some Roberto Doodles

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Robert Flores shared these cool doodles.

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US Army Wac and her jeep in celebration of VE day.

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M-677 in Fused Glass

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, FC150-FC170-M677, Features

Benita made this cool fused glass pane for the annual FC Saturday raffle as a dedication to Dan Horenberger and his love of the Military FCs. 
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Roberto’s Latest Sketch

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Robert Flores completed this illustration based on last nights’ brochure. I like it!

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New Illustration by Roberto Flores

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Roberto created this thoughtful illustration. Many Thanks!

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Roberto’s Newest Doodles

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Roberto Flores shares his latest sketches. The top one is particularly fine!

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CJ-3B Custom Artwork Avon, NY

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

Craig spotted this unusual ad. Note that the grille has a cut at the driver side bottom (probably for power steering.

http://rochester.craigslist.org/fuo/5981780234.html

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“I am a artist/craftsman who works in an extremely high end furniture company. I just purchased a front WILLY’S JEEP clip to turn around into a bar and I have the windshield frame too. I would love to sell it first and be able to work with the person buying it. Choices could be made about color, numbers added to the side, star on hood, type of woods to use, glass shelving & lighting etc. Other jeep parts also available to make into furniture objects…Lamps etc

This piece can be sold all together or in sections. ( I could break it down into 2 – 3 separate pieces). I can show you work that I’ve done. Deposit required and then payment in full when piece is done so both parties feel good about the deal.

Here is a pic of the clip in my studio. I would be more than happy for you to come by and discuss..Could be a real cool piece when it’s done.

I can also be available to install my own work at your home/business and/or fabricate it into a custom space.”

 
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Santa’s Bringing in the New Year

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Roberto penned this illustration to welcome the new year.

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Santa “Truckin'” Along

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What does Santa do when he’s done delivering presents? Robert Flores thinks he knows …..

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Merry Christmas Everyone

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features • TAGS: .

Just a single update for Christmas. Everyone have a safe and joyous Christmas!

This unique Christmas Card vmail from 1944 sold on eBay in 2013 for $14.60.

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