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2 170X CJ-3B Brochures on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

These two brochures are being sold by the same seller with an asking price of $9.99 each and he/she will consider offers. Both of these brochures can be seen in full on this page.

  1. Form 1702 The ‘Jeep’ Makes its Roads as it Goes!
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  2. Form 1704 The ‘Jeep’ Means Business
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Kjolseth and Kohlschutter’s 1957 Trip to South American

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

On September 11, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower introduced the People-to-People Program, “to enhance international understanding and friendship through educational, cultural and humanitarian activities involving the exchange of ideas and experiences directly among peoples of different countries and diverse cultures.”

Two students out of Colorado University, Rolf Kjolseth, of Boulder, Colorado, and Andreas Kohlschutter, of Berne, Switzerland, decided to put Eisenhower’s idea into action by driving a jeep from the United States to Rio De Janeiro, where they planned to sell the jeep and return to the United State by ship. Along the way, they hoped to meet people from all walks of life. They called their jeep “Columbus II”.

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June 24, 1957, Albuquerque Journal

The trip was sponsored by the U.S. Information Agency and the Pan American Union. The two young men were supposed to write about their trip and send their stories to several newspapers, but I can’t find any articles with their by-lines. They even had their photo take with  then Vice President Richard Nixon on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, but I haven’t located a copy of that yet.

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June 13, 1957, Greeley Daily Tribune

According to multiple reports, the intrepid explorers drove their early CJ-5 south from Laredo, Texas, through Mexico, into Central America and, probably via boat, made it to South America. The photos below show the pair in Colombia.

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November 11, 1957, The Marion Star, Marion, Ohio,

I could not locate any information following their stop in Colombia.

At the very least, Rolf made it back to Colorado, becoming an associate professor at the University of Colorado from 1971-2011. I don’t know if Rolf is alive or not, but he does have an email address associated with UC. Whether he monitors it or not, I couldn’t say, but I sent him an email. Hopefully someone will respond.

 
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1949 Ad for ‘Jeep’ Station Wagon on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I don’t recognize this ad and it’s unclear where it was published.

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“Grade per Six Grade System: Near Mint
Page size in English units (approximate): 10 1/2″ X 13 1/4″
Page size in metric units (approximate): 27 cm x 33.6 cm”

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1948 Look Magazine Wagon Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This “One Car you can use for Most Everything” ad appeared in a 1948 issue of Look Magazine, but which issue isn’t yet clear.

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August 1960 Article on Ouray, Colorado

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

This August 10, 1960, article in the Daily Sentinal out of Grand Junction highlights Ouray and briefly mentions the jeep tours available. You’ll note the tour-jeep in the pic in the upper left photo.

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1952 “Willys Scores a Double Hit Ad” on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I’ll have to double check, but I think this is another Willys-Overland ad that’s unique to the New Yorker.

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“2-sided ad, both sides shown. New Yorker 2/16/1952.
Original magazine page.
NOTE: You are buying a magazine page, a piece of paper. Source publication & date of issue stated when known; occasional closed edge tears not affecting printed area may be present. Sheet size given is approximate. [8 1/2 x 11″]. Two-page ads noted. On some ads, moire patterning may appear in the scan; this anomaly is not in the original ad.”

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Camp Wheeler Pillowcase w/ Jeep **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This Camp Wheeler, Georgia, military themed pillow case includes a jeep on it.

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“US Army World War II 2 Mothers Pillow Case from Camp Wheeler Georgia near Macon Ga. Pillow case has The Stars and Stripes Forever, with US Flag and neat US Amry Willys Jeep. This is a rare and tough case to find.  Great piece for framing! Aprox . 18 ” by 18 ” inches.”

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1961 Article on the Las Cruces Jeepathon Track

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles, Racing, Women & Jeeps

This July 30, 1961, article shared the news that the Las Cruces Jeep Club planned to allow non-racers a chance to drive the ‘Jeepathon’ race track before the racers got a chance to race.  The photos show Carol McDonald checking the jeep and the track. I wish the photos were clearer. I’m guessing she was a Las Cruces Jeep Club member?

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Year? Spanish Ad Willy-Overland Export Co on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, International

I thought this a neat looking ad. I haven’t seen one quite like this done domestically.

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“JEEP WILLYS CARS OLD ADVERSITING MEXICAN PAPER AD, MEASURES: 10X12.5 INCHES, PLEASE SEE IN THE PHOTOS,”

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1945 B.F. Goodrich Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This B.F. Goodrich Ad features a group of soldiers pushing a jeep over a muddy road while two women chat on a sofa. It is titled, “We took the nicest ride on Sunday”.

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1960 Article on Colorado’s New Industry: Jeep Tourism

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

An October 11, 1960, article in Grand Junction’s ‘The Daily Sentinel’ introduced many readers to Colorado’s newest industry: Jeep Tourism.

From the article, “Now, for the first time in history, the ordinary tourist and visitor can within a day’s time see some of the nation’s real back country.”

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July 1949 Willys-Overland Ad

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This July 1949 Willys-Overland ad appeared in the Country Gentleman Magazine. Unfortunately, the seller that sold me the ad trimmed the ad a little tight.  The Cj_3A that’s pictured has a Worman Jee-Cab half-top.

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Jeep Sales Serice Sign Waynesville, OH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Roger Martin spotted this sign for $225. It’s 48″ wide by 17″ tall. I don’t know how ‘vintage’ it is, but I would have bought it if it was still available. It sold quickly.

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1944 ‘Jeep’ Planning Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I finally snagged one of these ‘Jeep’ Planning brochures. Based on some of the images (like the WILLYS and JEEP within a link), I’d say this was produced in the Fall of 1944. As best as I can tell, it might be the earliest brochure for what would be the CJ-2A, though you’ll note that only CJ-2s are pictured (unless I missed an X-cj). The brochure breaks down the four principal uses for the “peace time jeep”.

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VacuCast Plastic’s Bantam Jeep Prototype 1 Model

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, Models

This 1/76th scale plastic jeep represent one of the few commercial models designed based on the original Bantam BRC.  Eventually, I’ll remove it from it’s packaging to better take pics of the parts and the directions.

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1945 Wood Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

This wooden jeep popped up on eBay last week. After reading the description “To my Wife — Love Joe 5/20/1945 “. I decided to purchase it (Joe-in-Mesa, you didn’t make this for Jan, did you?). I supposed it’s possible that the message isn’t real and it’s less that 75 years old, but I prefer to think it was assembled for someone’s loving wife.

The jeep has been assembled from a few different pieces, but doesn’t look like any kit jeep that I’ve seen or own. The steering wheel is loose, but not broken. The nail needs to be pressed back down. The jeep is 5″ long by 2 1/2” wide.

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1943 Article Buy A Jeep Campaign

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This photo and article appeared in the April 16, 1943, issue of the Los Angeles Times. Kids at the State Street School sold enough war bonds ($12,773)  to purchase 14 jeeps, so the Army sent 5 jeeps to the school’s field.

Natalie Mastavoi is pictured climbing into the jeep. She was the first pupil that got to sit in it. Help her into it is Sgt. Louis Gade. Principlal Frank Wells and Mrs. T.D. Harrington of the local P.T.A. are standing to the right of the jeep. I tried to find out more about the young girl and the Sargent, but had no luck.

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Photo of a Davis County Utah Jeep Patrol Wagon

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: JoeB notes that his image is from the family photo collection of Ryan Ward/”Dr Moab”.

See the full collection at: https://www.oldwillysforum.com/forum/index.php?threads/vintage-willys-pictures.2634/page-74#post-158826 and https://www.oldwillysforum.com/forum/index.php?threads/vintage-willys-pictures.2634/page-74#post-158879

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Steve spotted this image that was posted to the Justacarguy website, that originally had been posted to Japlopy Journal, but despite the included link I couldn’t find it at that site. The wagon was likely related to David County, Utah.

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1953 & 1956 Auburn Jeep Club Tahoe Trip Articles

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

These two article show how quickly the Auburn Jeep Club’s annual trek to Tahoe grew in size. The Auburn Jeep Club was founded in 1951 and it’s first trip to Lake Tahoe via Wentworth Springs included seven jeeps and twenty participants. By 1953, reservations were required. By 1956 it had grown to 33 jeeps and 116 people.

April 30, 1953, article in the Auburn Journal:
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July 19, 1956, article in the Auburn Journal:

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1950 Photo of Soldier Removing Snow in Korea on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

I suspect that PFC William Wilson would have rather been back in Arkansas at that moment. That just looks cold. I tried to learn more about William, but had no luck.

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“This is an original press photo. North Korea — PFC William Wilson, Little Rock, Arkansas, jeep driver of the Corps scoops out some of the 5 inches of snow that accumulated overnight on his jeep.Photo measures 6 x 8inches. Photo is dated 12-06-1950.”

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1960 Australian Jeep Ads on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, International

These three ads were all featured in Australia’s Power Farming and Better Farming Digest magazine in 1960. Each one is 18cm x 24cm (7in x 9.5in). I wish the pics were better.

  1. April 1960 Ad “Willys ‘Jeep’ GOES WAY AHEAD”:
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  2. July 1960 Ad “Go further … do more … at less cost”:1960-07-power-farming-mag-cj3b-australia-images-ad
  3. September 1960 “That’s the value you get with the new Willys Truck”:
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  4. December 1960 “That’s the extra value you get with the Willys Family of 4 wheel drive vehicles!”:
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July 1955 Article on 5th Annual Tahoe Jeep Trip

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This July 14, 1955, article from the Auburn Journal (Auburn, California) highlights the upcoming two day trip from Auburn, to Wentworth Springs and on to Lake Tahoe. It also includes a lists of some of the folks participating in the event. You’ll note there is no mention of it being a Jeep or Jeepers Jamboree.

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1967 CJ-5 w/ Stratton Lift Delta, CO $7000

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

Here’s a rare lift-equipped CJ-5 with a rear PTO, Meyer hardtop and PTO winch.

http://www.sellajeep.com/mjs/sale20/ad148/ad148.html

“Acquired at an estate sale in Wyoming.
Too rare to part out.
Motor runs and does have a title

Farm Jeep, Meyers Top, Stratton Lift, Twin Stick”

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Ed’s Approved Willys Service Sign Lima, OH $325

• CATEGORIES: Features

Roger Martin spotted this unusual Willys Service Sign at a Portland, Indiana, Tractor show today. If you are interested in the sign, we can get you the seller’s p#.

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2021 Holy Toledo! Calendars are Now in Stock

• CATEGORIES: Features

The 2021 Holy Toledo! calendar is now in stock and ready for your holiday purchase. I don’t know about you, but the sooner 2020 is over the better! So, for me, this calendar is a welcome sign that 2021 is right around the corner.