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Art, Drawings, Sketches, Editorials, Paintings of Jeeps

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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

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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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Santa’s Jeeping to Town

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Here’s another great illustration by Roberto Flores. Merry Christmas!

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Poor Rudolph

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Comics, Features

Dan shared this cartoon.

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Santa Leaves Rudolph Behind

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Dan shared this Santa & Rudolph cartoon.

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All-4-Fun Jeep Club Belt Buckle on eBay

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Here’s a neat piece.

“Mile-Hi Club of Colorado
All-4-Fun is a week long four wheeling event held annual

Brass oval with enameled painted center
3″ across and 2-1/2″ tall – 1.80″ belt height
Looks great – excellent condition”

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1946 Announcement of the Jeep at Irvin Sachs in Delaware

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This ad from the February 17, 1946, issue of the Sunday Morning Star, published in Delaware, shared the news that Irvin Sachs would be introducing the new universal Jeep.

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Jeep & Glider Mural in Sanford, N.C.

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UPDATE: Charles noted that these three me were pilots, not paratroopers.

Jim alerted me to this mural in Sanford, North Carolina. The city of Sanford has been adding murals to downtown that preserve local history. One in particular is a glider with a jeep emerging from it that honors three of the town’s glider pilots, according to this article.

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Dec. 1952 Issue of War Battles Comic Book on eBay

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The seller believes this is the second best example of this comic book that exists.

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“A RARE CLASSIC COVER COMIC FROM 1952, THE AMERICAN G.I.’s ARE MOWING DOWN THE KOREAN SOLDIERS, BOTH WITH THE MACHINE-GUN, AND WITH THE JEEP ITSELF AS IT’S BARRELING RIGHT AT THEM! GREAT COVER BY LEE ELIAS.

This is one of many shock covers that Elias drew for Harvery in the pre-comics code authority heyday.

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Two New Illustrations From Roberto

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Roberto Flores has these two new mini-canvases for sale. Contact him at robflores@robertoflores.com.
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He also gave some context on the MB canvas. He wrote,

“The Willys MB is the jeep of capitaine Raymond Dronne, commanding officer of “La Nueve” or 9th company III Battaillon Régiment de Marche du Tchad, 2nd Free French armored division Leclerc, or 2éme DB Leclerc. Most of the them of this elite unit were Spaniards ex-Republican soldiers, who fought as mounted infantry in half-tracks. The history behind these men was incredible. Some years ago I had the chance to write with some of them and at least visit one of them at France, were I realized the sacrifice they paid for a better world. This unit, “La Nueve”, called in Spanish because the number of Spanish volunteers soldiers who formed it, was the first to entered Paris in 24th August 1944, with several M4 medium Shermans from 501e RCC and another support vehicles (I think 3 half-tracks) from an engineer unit of the 2éme DB.”

You can see the Raymond Dronne character at the 2:09 mark in this film by Renné Clement!

 

 

 

 
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1944 Idaho Potato Postcard w/ Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Postcards

UPDATE: Back on eBay.

This seems like an appropriate card, since we’ll be driving through Idaho today. The back of the postcard mentions Gowen Field.

“Military Comic Vintage postcard army soldier navy USN americana World War II WWII jeep”

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1942 Postcard of early Jeep Pulling Cart on eBay

I imagine the only thing that would have made this better for soldiers is if women had been serving the ice cream!

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Roberto’s Newest Illustrations

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Roberto shared these illustrations.

The first one (digital artwork) is a commissioned order cartoon for a customer at Quebec, Canada. It depicts a Canadian made Willys M38 jeep and his owner at the wheel (with his wife at co driver seat). This was offered as a birthday gift by a friend of him.

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The second one, hand painted, is another Willys M38 jeep. This one was ordered by a customer at South Dakota. You could see the Mount Rushmore at background plus some details (birds, etc.) at the background. The customer appears at the wheel of his jeep with all his family.

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And the third one (in black and white, also hand painted) was ordered as a birthday gift by a German customer and it was offered to his girlfriend. Both of them appear as his jeep and as background I draw a typical old French street.

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1958 4-Page Australian Jeep Article

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This August 25, 1958, article in the Sydney Morning Herald welcomed jeep manufacturing to Australia. The in-depth articles cover quite a bit of jeep history. The ads are interesting, too. Because the articles, photos, and ads are so interconnected, I’ve included full-page reproductions of the pages rather than try to slice them up to make them web friendly. There is also a useful list of jeep dealers for anyone tracking the history of jeeps in the state of New South Wales.

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Joe’s New Tattoo

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Here’s a great shot of Joe’s tattoo with his GPW MB in the background. Looks great on you Joe!

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Post-War “De Luxe Toy” Riding Jeep

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This ad was featured in the Spokane Daily chronicle, August 14, 1946.

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Post War Jeep Comic

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Maury shared this rare post-war comic that blends together the war-jeep and the peace-jeep.

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How About this Great B’Day Card?

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John and his family sent me this great birthday car! Thanks!

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Creeper Jeep by Hardie Gramatky on eBay

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

UPDATE:  This unusual jeep book for kids is back on eBay (this one is in Australia). But, it has the most pages scanned I’ve seen yet.

“This listing is for a vintage book entitled “Creeper’s Jeep” by Hardie Gramatky. It is a cute story about a guy who owns this jeep that wants to share it with his family. They do not take to the idea at first but after a few incidents decide to give it a try. Great illustrations: see pictures. Former library copy with some of the usual markings.”

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From an earlier eBay posting that sold in 2013:

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Roberto’s Jeep-in-a-Crate

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Roberto Flores found his own jeep-in-a-crate!

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Illustration From Roberto

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Here’s a new illustration from Roberto Flores. Someone else will need to translate 🙂

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1943 Letter w/ Jeep Illustration at Top on eBay

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Here’s a letter on a jeep illustrated letterhead, one I’ve never seen.

“An original World War Two letter including the envelope written by Cliff Brandow who was in the 256th Field Artillery. This letter is dated Oct. 18, 1943. It has the logo of a jeep with soldiers and says, Camp Gordon Augusta Georgia. I currently have other letters written by this individual listed. The letter is in very good condition, with some light wear, the cover has wear.”

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Roberto’s FC-150 Illustration

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Roberto is trying his hand at FCs. I suggested he try an FC Tour Jeep next 🙂

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