UPDATE: In a comment below Claudia mentioned that Jarvis Jeep had a very catchy jingle: Beep Beep Jarvis Jeep. Apparently, that jingle was played a lot in Oregon as a variety of folks from Oregon have mentioned it on the internet. I tried to find a commercial with jingle, but no luck. Also, at one time Jarvis Jeep was the largest jeep dealer in the nation. If I’d realized Robert Jarvis was still alive I’d have tried to contact him. Unfortunately, he passed away this past April.
Apparently, he was quite the character and boxer. According to the article in this magazine, during a boxing tournament in 1946 Rocky Marciano broke his hand on Bob’s head. After which, they became life long friends. (go here to learn more and then search for ‘Jarvis’.)
Here’s an image with the jingle on it that was posted on pinterest:
Craig scanned this from the January 1959 issue of Jeep News. It features the Jarvis Jeep dealership from Portland, Oregon.
I had no idea there were this many Pepsi Surreys produced. I can’t believe someone didn’t get this photo in color. Eighteen of these were sent to Tulsa. I can’t imagine there aren’t a few stragglers still in the area. This photo is from the March 1960 issue of Jeeps News.
Craig writes, “This was the Midnight Drive-away program that happened at the conclusion of the 1959 Chicago Auto show.There was a little written article about the event but it was pieced together and not easily scanned.”
Check out more photos at Craig’s “Dealership News Pieces” Page.
This article about the FC-170 Fire Jeep comes from a 1964 issue of Jeep News.
Craig found this upsized Mule (XM443E1) published in an issue of Jeep News.
Craig forwarded this photo from the 1961 January/February issue of Jeep News.
Craig sent this scan from a Willys News article (though we are uncertain of the exact issue). It shows a DRW FC-170 with some special street painting equipment.
Craig scanned this photo from an issue of Jeep News. It was take at the set of “The Teahouse of the August Moon“. I’ve never heard of the movie, but it’s rated pretty well at imbd. You’ll likely recognize Glenn Ford, driving the jeep, and Marlon Brando, pointing at something. It looks like a Ford GPW based on the bumper.
Craig found this article in the August 1956 issue of Jeep News. A pair of signs only cost $7.00 at the time.
Craig found these two pics from a 1964 issue of Jeep News.
Guy provided additional information:
“The top picture with the caption underneath “MOUNTAINS IN COLORADO….” would have been taken on the east side of the Garden Of The Gods in Colorado Springs. The shot is looking west. Appears it could have been made from the present site of the Garden Of The Gods Visitor and Nature Center. See this Google Map link: http://goo.gl/maps/alpDj
The area to the west and north of the Garden Of The Gods is where the devastating Waldo Canyon wildfire swept into Colorado Springs last summer.
The Garden Of The Gods is a spectacular sight. Hiking is allowed, but no jeeping.
Garden Of The Gods images search link”
Craig scanned this from a June 1957 issue of Willys News.
This pic seemed appropriate given dark and snowy weather around me. Craig says this was in the June 1957 issue of Willys News.
On the evening (2 nights ago) that Craig became a grandpa, instead of doing whatever grandpas should do to celebrate, he was busily scanning stuff for us! It’s clear his Willys Sickness is far more advanced than I thought! However, to his credit, this really is a cool picture. In fact, it’s so cool, that I managed to skip over the part where he said he became a grandpa! It wasn’t until I re-read it tonight that I felt like a total doof.”
This photo comes from the March 1957 issue of Willys News. The jeep wagon train operated at the Stephen Foster State Folk Culture Center – White Springs, Florida.
Floridamemory.com has a variety of photos related to the wagons. Below are a few of them.
State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/41660
State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/73660
This photo looks like the jeep is a CJ-5 rather than a CJ-3B. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/87462
Craig found this photo from the August 1956 issue of Willys News
Here’s a bonus pic of the week from Craig. This crazy was of stoking a fire is from the August 1956 Issue of Willys News.
For his Pic of the Week, Craig forwarded this unusual train built on a jeep platform that was featured in a 1964 issue of Jeep News.
I found an example of the above train-jeep being used at Africa, USA, though the details were slightly different. These pictures come from cardcow.com.
I’m wondering if this jeep train out of St. Augustine, FL, isn’t a custom version of the above platform. You can see the older St. Augustine Jeep Trains here.
Craig from the FCConnection has offered to send a few non-FC pics our way from old editions of Jeep News and Willys News. After a minute of great deliberation and exhaustive thinking, I decided to call his weekly feature ‘Craig’s Pic of the Week’. Brilliant, yeah? Today’s pic comes from a 1964 issue of Jeep News.
In March of 2012, Mike was trying to track down the one pictured here. It sure looks like it could have been one of the trucks shown above.