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1946 Ad for the Mighty Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This September 25, 1946, ad was published in the Palos Verdes Peninsula News.

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1943 Photo of Lena Horne Exiting a Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

This photo and caption from August 27, 1943, described Lena Horne’s visit to a local baseball game between SCU and players from the 92nd Infantry Division.

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Happy Holidays From Army Jeep Parts

• CATEGORIES: Features

George Baxter shared a bit of cheer from everyone at Army Jeep Parts.

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Interactive “Jeep Experience” Coming to Toledo

• CATEGORIES: Features

Jerry Huber shared this news: The “Jeep Experience” is expected to open in 2022. Per WTOL, a station out of Toledo, “A $40 million project is coming to Toledo that promises an immersive, interactive experience in all things Jeep. The Jeep Experience will be 56,000 square feet, with an outdoor test track and aims to reach Jeep lovers worldwide.”

https://www.wtol.com/article/news/local/toledo-jeep-museum/512-be05f9e7-9e48-48ab-90c3-830704fd893d?fbclid=IwAR11-iyaBHKg3399nCijd-WnZg07Jr78RZQ3-E8rF0-oFg8gFSVnNLWy98k

 
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Thanks for the Cards!

• CATEGORIES: Features

I’ve had a couple Willys-oriented Christmas cards come my way, thanks to Bob and Tim, so I thought I’d share them. I can’t believe it is already the 18th!

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1947 Ad for the Willys Caravan in NC

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

On November 4th, 1947, the Wilmington Morning Star published an ad highlighting a Willys-Overland Caravan visit at Bellamy Farm. The ad was sponsored by the Fleming Company (Or it may have been the Fleming Willys Company).

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1943 Cartoon w/ Bantam BRC Looking Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Comics, Features

This cartoon appeared in the short lived Apache Sentinel on October 22, 1943. It is a very Bantam-BRC looking jeep.

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Images From eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Below are fifteen images below that are available on eBay.

1. Year? Slat Grille at Gas Station w/ people piled on top:
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2. VEC CJ-2A Image:
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3. Late Model CJ-3B Snow Plowing:
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4. Pan Am Parade Jeep:
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Whitco Brand Has Returned

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

I can’t remember who share this news, but the Whitco brand is being used once more as a soft top brand by Quadretec for YJ, TJ, JK and JKU Wrangler soft tops. Unfortunately, it does not appear that they will offer vintage tops under this brand.

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Koenig? CJ-5 Hardtop Rome, NY $300

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

Needs work of some kind.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2411397605789687/

“Full steel cab removed from a 1961 Willy`s Jeep CJ-5. Needs work. Asking $300.00”

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Fall 2019 Dispatcher Magazine

• CATEGORIES: Features

The Fall 2019 edition of the Dispatcher Magazine is out and it includes an in-depth article by Bob Westerman on CJ-V35/Us. He combines lots of great info from several sources into a six-page article on this rare jeep.

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1953 Mighty Mite Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

What a great early video showing Mighty Mite testing.

 
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1941 Photo of Ford GP near Holabird on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

The Duke of Kent got a ride in a Ford GP as part of his visit to Baltimore, Maryland.

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“1941 Press Photo Colonel Herbert Lawes shows The Duke of Kent an Army Jeep in MD. This is an original press photo. George … Duke of Kent. The above soundphoto, transmitted to San Francisco, shows The Duke of Kent, youngest brother of King George VI, when he toured Glenn L. Martin airplane plant at Baltimore, Maryland, and Camp Holabird, Maryland, during inspection of defense facilities in this area. Shown inspecting Army reconnaissance car “Jeep” – near Camp Holabird transport school. Left to right, Colonel Herbert Lawes, Commanding officer of Camp Holabird and the Duke of Kent.Photo measures 9.75 x 7.25inches. Photo is dated 8-26-1941.”

 
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Head Home Saturday

• CATEGORIES: Features

I return to Pasco on Saturday, so will be offline most of the day. Probably no updates Sunday.

 
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1947 Win a Jeep Station Wagon Ads

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Willys Wagons

UPDATE: This ad originally appeared in 2013, but recently I was able to find all three ads.

In 1947, some Queen Anne Jingle Bar Wrappers included the opportunity to complete a jingle to win all kinds of contest prizes. It appears there were at least three different contests and each included a chance to win a Station Wagon.

1. This ad is on eBay, but the date is not listed. The Jingle goes:
JIMMY GOT A JINGLE BAR
HE LOVED EACH LUSCIOUS BITE
SAND HE, “QUEEN ANNE’S JINGLE BAR
___________________________” (fill in the final line)

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2. This Ad was on eBay with the following contest circa September 1947:
MARY BOUGHT A JINGLE BAR,
SHE THOUGHT IT REALLY NEAT.
NOW SHE GETS ONE EVERY DAY,
___________________________ (fill in the final line)

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3. This ad appeared in the November 30, 1947, issue of the Sunday Star. This Jingle was different:
FOLKS HAVE FOUND A JINGLE BAR
TASTES JUST AS GOOD AS PIE!
MILK CHOCOLATE, NUTS AND CARAMEL
___________________________ (fill in the final line)

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1945 Mutt & Jeff Comic W/ a Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Comics, Features

This Bud Fisher’s Mutt and Jeff comic appeared in the Sunday Star on August 5, 1945, under the title “Well Boys, Get Yourself a Jeep and Go Places”
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A close up of the last pane:

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Photo of Jolly Jingle Ice Cream Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

What kid wouldn’t want to be driving a jeep full of ice cream?

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“Vintage Original  Photo
Jolly Jingle Ice Cream Truck Jeep
Little Boy Joe driving the jeep .
Measures approx. 3-1/2″ x 5-1/4”

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May 1961 Big Family Brochure Fearing a Bunny Theme

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This May 1961 brochure extolled the virtues of the Jeep Family of vehicles.

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1943 Jeep Tires Photo in England on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Building 2,000 jeeps in 14 days sets an unofficial record.

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“This is an original press photo. Somewhere in England — A heavy maintenance company of U.S. Army Ordnance obviously had America’s ability for automotive production in mind when it decided to set up a Jeep assembly line at a depot in England. On a trial order from Army Ordnance Chiefs for the assembling of 2,000 Jeeps they established something of a record within a fortnight — with Jeeps rolling off the assembly line at the rate of one every 3 minutes. Following pictures show how it’s done. After wheels are unstrapped from the interior of the Jeep, they are brought to this point for inflation of the tires.Photo measures 9 x 7.25inches. Photo is dated 10-28-1943.”

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1952 Photo of MP Damaged by Shots on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

It’s hard to see the damage due to the watermarks.

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“1952 Press Photo Pvt Wilfred R. Chenevert & his MP Jeep in Berlin. This is an original press photo. Credit-UPI-NEA Photo measures 7.25 x 7.75inches. Photo is dated 06-09-1952.”

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Just a Few Updates Thursday

• CATEGORIES: Features

Painting and running errands, then an evening at the Lewis Ginter botanical gardens holiday display took up all my time on Wednesday, so just a few updates for Thursday.

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Me, my cousin Erika, and her mother Martha, chilly, but enjoying the beauty of the botanical gardens in Richmond, VA.

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June 1961 “For Short Hops” Kangaroo Inspired Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This is one of a collection of brochures I was able to get off of eBay last week. It’s the June 1961 “For Short Hops Or The Long Haul” brochure with images of a kangaroo on it. It’s also a rare jeep family brochure that includes the FJ-3 (later brochures show the FJ-3A, the longer FJ).

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This page is a foldout page of the whole brochure (11″ x 17″):1961-06-kangaroo-jeep-family-maverick-brochure3-lores

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5 1947 Ads from A. B. Clothier & Son

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

These ads appeared in Michigan Newspapers during 1947 and were paid for by A.B. Clothier & Son.

1. May 1947 “50,000 Universal ‘Jeeps’ Now at Work on Farms & Ranches”:
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2. July 1947 “Seeing’s Believing”:
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3. August 1947 “All-Around Work-Horse”:
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Photo of Jeep Jamboree Obstacle Course on eBay.

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Given the date of December 9th (year unknown), this might have been a Texas Jeep Jamboree.

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“This is an original press photo. This rugged stretch was a typical part of the obstacle course “Over hill, over Dale, we will hit the dusty trail —-” Only here the dusty trail appears to hit back! This is a typical stretch of the rugged terrain through which the Jeeps traveled in the obstacle course event of the jeep jamboree. Autos – Jeeps Photo measures 10 x 8.25inches. Photo is dated 12-09-NONE.”

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1949 Approved Willys-Overland Accessories Booklet

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Books, Features

This 28-page booklet is divided up into several sections including, Comfort, Style & Beauty, Safety, Convenience, and Maintenance.

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