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Barfrosttreffet in Norway October of 2011

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These pictures could be straight out of a scenic shot from the Pacific Northwest, but instead were taken at the annual October Barfrosttreffet in Norway.  Even is part of a club called the Flatfender Fellows and shared these wonderful pictures.  This area shown below is about an hour north of Oslo.

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Club Run: Flatties on the Slick Rock in Utah

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I’ve seen lots of pics of modified vehicles that crawl the slickrock of Southern Utah; so. it’s a nice change to see these two classic jeeps cover the trails without issue.

Randall writes, I thought maybe some other old school jeepers might like to see a few photos of a recent club outing to Moab.  The jeeps did great and the scenery was absolutely awesome. The “slickrock” on “Fins&Things” and “Hell’s Revenge” trails was amazing.

The M38 is a 1952, all stock with four banger, T-90, and Dana 44 with 5:38’s.  The other is a ’52 3A.  Also bone stock with Dana 41.  The only upgrade on it is 11″ brakes and 12v.  This was our first trip, but probably won’t be our last.  We went the first week of Nov. and hit great weather by luck.  We’d hoped to have more jeeps make it but too many conflicts for everyone.  Had a blast with just four of us in the two jeeps.  They climbed just about anything a sane, middle aged man would need to climb and the gears made descents very doable with little need for much braking.  HOWEVER, I was glad the brakes were in very good condition when we first went down some of the trails.




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Flat Fender Frenzy Aug 14-16, 2009 Bainbridge, Oh

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John forwarded me some pics from the August Flat Fender Frenzy. You can view more pics hereHere’s a link to pics from previous years.

John writes, “Our FFF was held aug. 14-16, at Lost Valley Jeep, Bainbridge Ohio. 15 flat fenders lined up for a Saturday trail ride. Jester Hill Grill was our feed’n hole. We camped at Pike Lake State Park.”



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Club Runs: Over the Mts and Thru the Woods for Fish & Chips

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I’m introducing a new section I call club runs.  We’ll see if it grows or not ….

The members of the Wandering Willys Jeep Club live in the greater Seattle area, which means if they want Fish and Chips, going to Seattle’s Alki Beach on Puget Sound and feasting on Spuds’ Halibut Fish and Chips (fresh fries) would make a great deal of sense.  Spuds has great fish and chips.  But, no one has accused the WWJC members of having much sense.

Instead they elected to jump in their jeeps and head towards the woods, mountains and snow of the Naches Pass to find Fish and Chips.  It was probably their crazy President’s idea, yes Mitch?  I’m not sure where they ate their fish and chips once they reached the other side, but as the pictures show, it must have been a beautiful, winterland run.

On the website, the club notes, “Nine Jeeps took to the Naches Trail for some Fish & Chips on the east side of the Naches Pass.  The snow was fun, but massaged into ice by the Jeeps.  Some of us went home on asphalt after a late lunch, others took the trails well into the night for some fun night Jeeping.”

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting hungry …..

You can see more pics at the WWJC website.