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Day 14 Aug 15: Beach Bums

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The crew spent the day driving and walking beaches; yep, they were pretty much beach bums. Good for them! Bill’s uncle is hosting them on his property on Prince Edward Island.

Below, Joe and Scott are enjoying the beaches:

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Photo of Wagon Pulling Kids on Carts

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Roger Martin spotted this unusual photo of a Jeepster carrying a bunch of kids and pulling a line of kids on make-shift carts.

The photo was original shown here: https://www.facebook.com/NeatOldStuffAndYesteryear/photos/a.154878248051991/1064411563765317/

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Day 13 Aug 14: Let The Sun Shine

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<–  Day 12 Aug 13: Alternator Blues | Day 14 Aug 15: Beach Bums –>

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Joe’s relaxing on a beautiful Price Edward Island evening!

The crew started Wednesday morning in Nova Scotia. Their plan was to head for Prince Edward Island via the ferry. Then, they found a place to camp at High Bank, PEI.

2019-08-14-hyclass-highbank-mapThe day began with a beautiful morning. Below, you can see Joe’s CJ-3B hiding behind a tree as the sun breaks over it.

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The crystal blue sky frames this photo of Scott and Kathy nicely:

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However, some of the crew had gotten a little bit too much sun, which led to a .. well … I’m just not sure what is going on here … bonding? Greco-Roman wrestling?

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1942 Photo of Army Testing Jeep on a Raft on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Interesting photo.

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“1942 Press Photo La, Calif. An Army jeep on a raft during exhibition. Photo measures 9 x 7 inches. Photo is dated 7-3-1942.”

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Day 12 Aug 13: Alternator Blues

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<–  Day 11 Aug 12: All Good Things Come to an End | Day 13 Aug 14: Let The Sun Shine –>

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Great group shot of the crew along the Cabot Trail. Despite the rain, everyone’s having fun.

The crew spent Monday night on the ferry from Newfoundland. On Tuesday they drove around Cabot Trail, then, due to Joe’s breakdown, had to rework their schedule, so instead of making Price Edward Island, they camped at Hyclass Ocean Campground (same place they camped Tuesday night).

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Tuesday’s drive along Cabot Trail.

Our intrepid crew left their overnight ferry yesterday, but it didn’t take long for Joe to run into trouble. The brand new alternator he’d purchased a few days earlier had a bearing go bad, making it sound like it might literally explode. Fortunately, CarQuest was willing to deliver one to him. So, they waited for a while.

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These three didn’t let Joe’s alternator get them down. They went for a walk (food gathering perhaps? Trouble making?).2019-08-13-pei-kevin-jim-bill

As they walked, Jim wrote a new song, which I’ve titled, “Alternator Blues” … you’ll notice he still has a lot of work left on it…

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Upton’s CJ-5 to Stay For a Year at Motorsports Hall of Fame

• CATEGORIES: Features

Daniel Strohl reported on Hemmings that the CJ-5 used to circumvent the earth will spend a year at the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame. You might remember that the Upton’s made it around the world in 1984, well all but a small, but a difficult mile of their trek in the Middle East proved impossible to complete. For two decades they held onto the jeep, then they eventually fixed it back up and drove the last mile in the Middle East in 2017.

  1. Here’s more information on Facebook
  2. News report from our local station here in the Tri Cities.

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1944 Photo of Citizens Leaving Bastogne

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This photo was shared by Charles, showing former citizens, now arguably refugees, leaving the area during World War II.

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Day 11 Aug 12: All Good Things Come to an End

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<–  Day 10 Aug 11: North Atlantic Cowboy | Day 12 Aug 13: Alternator Blues –>

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Nice photo of the Ingrums on the left and the Ogles to the right.

On Monday, the crew began their morning in Gros Morne National Park. This was their last day in Newfoundland. Monday’s goal was to reach the shorter ferry (takes 6-8 hours), spend the night on it, then head, my guess is, toward Prince Edward Island early on Tuesday morning.

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Here’s another look at Jim and Kevin’s camp spot:
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Kevin really enjoyed the first. He was the fire tender. If he only had a Wilson soccer ball (it turns out you can buy these??), all would be complete.

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Once they got goin, the crew found some beautiful scenery:

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2019 Toledo JeepFest Videos and Images

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Jerry Huber is pictured on the right. He’s one of the key reasons the Toledo Jeep Fest is what it is. View more videos and pics on his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/jerry.huber.790

Based on the reports I’ve heard, the expanded Toledo JeepFest was a big hit this year. Kudos to Jerry Huber and the rest of the crew for making it a great time! Here’s a report on the event in the Toledo Blade: https://www.toledoblade.com/news/2019/08/10/Jeep-enthusiasts/stories/20190810112

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Brooks Sutherland took this photo and posted it to twitter of Jason Perry and Chris Rutherford. You might remember when we visited with Chris in 2018.

Here are a few shots of Chris’ vendor spot:

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Here’s a video from JP Magazine of the Gladiator Exhibit:

And, a video of the seemingly endless brochures thanks to Chris Rutherford:

Here’s Bob Christy with his Empire Tractor:

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Chris also took these photos:

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1953 Photo From Korea Gen James Van Fleet on eBay

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This MB has a few mods.

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“1953 Press Photo General James Van Fleet rides jeep at farewell tour, Korea. This is an original press photo. Van Fleet, James A. (General). General James A. Van Fleet, retiring 8th Army commander in Korea, stands in his …ur-star jeep (front) and reviews massed troops of the Republic of Korea 5th Division during his farewell tour of the battlefront with his successor, Lieutenant General Maxwell D. Taylor (standing, second jeep). Battlefront tour ended Monday. General Taylor takes over command from General Van Fleet on Wednesday… Photo measures 9.5 x 6.25 inches. Photo is dated 2-10-1953.”

 
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Day 10 Aug 11: North Atlantic Cowboy

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<–  Day 9 Aug 10: Primitive Camping | Day 11 Aug 12: All Good Things Come to an End –>

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Beach camping at Gander.

The crew spent the day doing some more exploring of Newfoundland. They began the morning on the beach at Gander Lake. It ended at Gros Morne National Park.

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Another short driving day, with a wet drive from Gander to Gros Mourne National Park.

Gander Lake proved to be a beautiful place to begin the day.

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While the beach is a romantic spot to camp, it’s not all that flat. So, Joe and Bill had to get creative with their equipment in order to have their beds passably level.

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Day 9 Aug 10: Primitive Camping

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<–  Day 8 Aug 9th: Collecting Penneys | Day 10 Aug 11: North Atlantic Cowboy –>

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The crew’s campsite for Saturday night.

On Saturday, the Newfoundland crew left their comfortable environs at Pippy Park for lands unknown (to them) for some primitive camping.  Below, the sun shone a little more than the day before as they left the campground:

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Both on Friday and on Saturday the crew met members of the Overland Newfoundland group, a “group for outdoor loving people who seek adventure by overlanding” the province of Newfoundland Labrador.

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One of the numerous members of the Overland Newfoundland group that the crew met along their travels on Saturday.

Along their way to their remote campground, the crew stopped at the North Atlantic Aviation Museum in Gander, NL. They took some pics for us there:

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Day 8 Aug 9th: Collecting Penneys

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<–  Day 7 Aug 8th: Visiting St. John’s For The Halibut | Day 9 Aug 10: Primitive Camping –>

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Bill, Kevin, Eric Penney, Cowboy, and Jim. We met Eric’s son Todd Penney in Fort Nelson in 2017.

Our intrepid Newfoundland crew spent the day meeting more folks and taking in the sights.

They started the morning at the break of dawn, hoping to see the first rays of sun to hit the North American continent. So, they drove to Cape Spear (A National Historic Site), the most eastern edge of Canada. However, Mother Nature fooled them, hiding the sun behind some clouds ….

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DJ-5 Military Photos

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6, Features, Old Images

Gayland won these images at an auction. Like yesterday’s brochure, these show what at least some of the Army’s DJ-5s looked like. He’s got some naval photo images he plans to share later.

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Fixing Up a Walnut Tree

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Bernd was busy with his CJ-5 again, this time straightening up his brother’s walnut tree. He wrote, “Yesterday the Jeep helped us setting upright my brother’s walnut tree, which was bent by the wind. I applied the force carefully und manually with a wire rope hoist. The Jeep served as an anchor.”

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Day 7 Aug 8th: Visiting St. John’s For The Halibut

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<–  Day 6 Aug 7th: New Found Land Ho! | Day 8 Aug 9th: Collecting Penneys –>

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A photo of the highway from Argentia to Pippy Park, NL

After a 16-hour ferry ride (I finally received information on the correct length of the journey) Wednesday night/Thursday morning, the crew reached their destination: Newfoundland. It was a little wetter than expected.

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When the Newfoundland crew awoke and strolled out onto the ferry deck on Thursday morning, it was a bit cloudy, but the views were still gorgeous.  Here are some photos:

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Here’s a great shot of Kathy Jo, Joe, Jim and Kevin, on the ferry:

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The crew landed and disembarked; the first indication that they’d landed in the right place was this huge welcome sign:
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Day 6 Aug 7th: New Found Land Ho!

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<–  Day 5 Aug 6th: Scooting Across to Nova Scotia | Day 7 Aug 8th: Visiting St. John’s For The Halibut –>

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Bill’s CJ-5 is loaded and ready for the ferry ride to Newfoundland. Bill, nice work on that photo!

UPDATE: It turns out the ferry takes 16 hours to reach Newfoundland from Nova Scotia, so they traveled over night on the ferry.

On Wednesday the group had a short drive from Linwood to Sydney, Nova Scotia, where they caught a ferry to Newfoundland. The ferry ride is around 16 hours (or so I was told), so they don’t arrive until Thursday morning.

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You can see the crew drove for less than 2 hours (lower left), so after several longs days, the start to their day has been pleasantly short.

The Newfoundland 2019 (or Rust) crew enjoyed a nice group breakfast to start their morning yesterday. That’s a pretty nice view!

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On the left side of the table, front to back, we have Donna Ogle, Kathy Jo Ingrum, Scott Ingrum, Jim Fowler. On the right side, front to back, we have Tom “Cowboy” Ogle, Kevin “Smith”, Bill Reiss, and Joe Bee (his FB name … aka the mechanical genius).

After breakfast, the crew hit the road. At some point, Joe Bee’s alternator protested it’s working conditions and decided to strike, causing Joe’s battery to falter. Joe countered by borrowing a battery from Cowboy and Donna’s trailer. Then, they hunted down a new alternator.

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The view below is not an uncommon site on our trips. He’s usually arm’s deep helping fix his own or someone else’s jeep.

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Brochure Showing DJ-5s Were Marketed to Military

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UPDATE: I’ve added the missing page (it’s the one with the 6 Dispatchers in a circle).

Gayland scored this rare brochure that demonstrates that DJ-5s were marketed to the military by AM General.

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Day 5 Aug 6th: Scooting Across to Nova Scotia

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<– Day 4 Aug 5th: Lobster Tales and Other Stories | The NF Trip 2019

UPDATE: It seems I landed flat on my face. It turns out that there is a Saint John, New Brunswick, and a St. John’s, Newfoundland, (thank you Ian). It’s all very hard to see that accurately from where I am on the West Coast. So my apologies! 

On Tuesday the crew drove from Saint John, NB, to Linwood, Nova Scotia, a distance of just under 300 miles.

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Yesterday the Newfoundland 2019 (or Rust) crew woke to a beautiful morning near the bustling city of Saint John, New Brunswick.

Here is a beautiful pic of St. John, NB:

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I learned Tuesday that the crew had been in Canada almost 24 hours, yet still hadn’t been to a Tim Horton’s, the second greatest thing Canada has ever produced; the greatest thing the country has produced, of course, are stand-in movie locations: Vancouver as Portland (I’m looking at you Grimm) or the Drumheller Valley in place of the US West (Unforgiven).

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Roberto’s Latest Works For Sale

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Robert has added these works to his list of items for sale. Email him at robflores @ robertoflores.com (remove spaces around the @) if there’s something you’d like (or to have a custom illustration done).

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1978 Brian Chuchua Coloring book

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UPDATE: I originally wrote this post prior to the end of the auction, as I new I’d be busy all night. I should have known that someone would sweep in and snap this up for more than the $10 I was willing to pay. So, I actually missed out on this one.

I could imagine there are few, if any, left. I’ve considered doing a coloring book, but have no way to gauge the interest on something like that.

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Day 4 Aug 5th: Lobster Tales and Other Stories

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<– Day 3 August 4th: Maine’ly Driving Late Day 5 Aug 6th: Scooting Across to Nova Scotia –>

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Jim, Kevin and Merlin parked for the night Monday night at the Rockwood campground in Saint John, NB.

Amazingly, the Canadians allowed the Newfoundland 2019 (or Rust) crew into Canada yesterday. Clearly they must be desperate for tourists! Well, that and the fact that New Brunswick is so far from the Yukon that they probably still haven’t received word about our 2017 visit to Canada. Whew!

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My guess as to the route they took on Monday August 5th.

The crew started the morning in Sanford, Maine, at a Walmart Parking lot.

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Beginning at the Sanford, Maine, Walmart.

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My guess is that the crew hit Highway One along the Maine coast line, then followed it to Bar Harbor. Now, if you are new to this adventure, you may be wondering, why doesn’t the narrator know what’s happening? Well, that’s because the crew’s phones are being jammed and they are unable to communicate with the rest of the Western Hemisphere … it’s the only possible explanation. So, I’ll make a few literary leaps …

I HOPE they got themselves a Lobster Roll, as great ones can be found all along the coast (the best one we found in 2013 was actually in Massachusetts). Even some McDonalds sells lobster rolls during the summer! Just don’t fall for lobster rolls that brag about their Langostino lobster (It’s no more lobster than Almond milk is milk). Here’s a lobster they may have seen in Bar Harbor.

This sums up much of the Maine we saw in 2013: Lobster, Lobster Rolls, and Ice Cream. We saw more signs for those three items than anything else!

From Bar Harbor, they likely followed the picturesque Highway 1 north to the border with New Brunswick. Fortunately, Merlin has saved me from using stock photos at this point, as he shared a few pics along the route:

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Article on Nick Oxender’s Jeep Obsession

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Check out this article on Nck Oxender at JeepWave.

https://www.jeepwave.com/news/article/jeep-life/2019/08/fate-and-a-navy-secret.html

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1959 Photo From Yellowstone

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Marty spotted this cool photo from 1959 on the USGS Volcanoes Facebook page. According to the caption, “The M7.3 Hebgen lake earthquake, on the western margin of Yellowstone National Park, occurred on August 17, 1959. This week’s #Yellowstone#CalderaChronicles takes a look back at that spectacular event and it’s impact on Yellowstone and the surrounding area.”

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1959 Zamboni FH Wilmington, NY $750

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UPDATE: Still Available. Now priced at $750.

This is a unique item that Roger Martin spotted. If you are a CJ-5 collector, you probably don’t own a CJ-5 chassis sporting an original Frank Zamboni-created Model FH!

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“This is a 1959 FH model zamboni built by Frank Zamboni himself. The serial number is FH197 less than 20 of these were ever built. It is the high capacity model designed for outdoor ice rinks. It needs a complete restoration it’s built on a Jeep cj5 frame and Jeep 4cyl concerted to propane. It was running and being used in Lake Placid up until about 6 years ago when a new machine was purchased. At that time this one started to be stripped down to restore bc it’s such a fascinating piece of history, but have run out of time to put into it. I am going to put the listing up for 7 days no reasonable offer will be refused”

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