Features Research Archives

To Top

Jeepster Art Prints on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Jeepster

These might be interesting to Jeepster Memorabilia Collectors.

“These are 7 original artwork prints from Willys-Overland. Prints depict a Carburetor (painted with overlay, not dated, 24×14), Fuel pump (painted with overlay, dated 9-22-49, 19×16), Oiling system (painted with overlay, dated 12-2-52, 20×17), Fuel system (painted with overlay, Dated 45-50, 23×12), Exhaust system (paintd with overlay, dated 12-5-51, 22×14) Exhaust system (painted, no date, 15×13) Brake system (painted with overlay, 11-17-49, 28×19). These were created for use in the production of factory parts manuals. Worn and aged but good display items.”

View all the information on eBay

 
To Top

Koenig Wrecker Service Equipment Brochure on eBay

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

The pics aren’t the greatest, but this looks like a neat brochure.  This is a 17×11 brochure that folds along with 3 additional price sheets.

View all the information on eBay

Continue reading

 
To Top

1957 Canfield Wrecker Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, FC150-FC170-M677, Features • TAGS: .

Here’s a Service Station / Wrecker Mailing Brochure from Canfield focused on the FC-170.

 
To Top

1955 Canfield Wrecker Brochure on eBay

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

Here’s a canfield wrecker brochure for a truck.

View all the information on eBay

 
To Top

1966 Canfield Overload Spring Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Here’s an example of overload springs sold in 1966 by Canfield. This includes a price list.

View all the information on eBay

Continue reading

 
To Top

1953 Tour De France Delahaye Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Old Images

UPDATE:  Oops, Roberto correctly points out that this is a Delahaye and not a Hotchkiss.  I was wondering about the fenders not looking correct for a Hotchkiss.  

The caption of the picture, if I’m translating this correctly, means “The editor of Paris Match is perched on the famous weekly publication’s jeep for the Tour de France in 1953.  This is a French Hotchkiss jeep.  You can learn more about the Hotchkiss at Andy’s Military Jeep Site or in French here.

http://www.la-croix.com/Culture-Loisirs/Medias/Le-choix-TV/La-legende-de-Paris-Match-sur-France-3-_NG_-2012-08-13-842134

 
To Top

More Traveller Wagon Information

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

Dan forwarded be this Traveller information, which has proved helpful for me.  Dan also took some a picture of Paul Berry’s 2WD Traveller, which you can see here (you can see all the pictures here, but you’ll need to scroll 2/3s of the way down the page).

 
To Top

Wikomi Stockland Hydro-Blade & Scoop Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This brochure has room for both the Hyrdo-Blade and Hydro-Scoop attachments.  It’s unclear to me just how many were used on the back of a jeep though.

View all the information on eBay

 
To Top

“Finding Virginia” Reaches Norway

Yes, the readers of “Finding Virginia” now span from the Northern reaches of Norway, thanks to Even, and to the Southern region of South Africa, thanks to Claus.  There are even a few books at points in between the two!

Even wrote to tell me he was sharing his copy of my book with a friend of his named Reider Haugen.  He added, “Reidar is among many Jeepers in Norway that keep himself updated with Ewillys every day  He is also one of the members of Flatfender Fellows here in Norway. I brought my sample of “Finding Virginia” for him to have a look as you see from the picture.

Reidar is almost done with his very nice Willys Utility Delivery with a GM engine and some Scout parts underneath.  This is going to be a nice daily driver next to his Willys Pickup Truck sporting a Volvo engine. Remember we are close to the Swedes . . .

In the middle you can see my Jeep Cj-7 Golden Eagle that I have owned for excactly 24 years today. 

Now you know how far your book has spread around the world! We both wanted to thank you for the best webpage ever for us Jeep-enthusiasts

Thanks guys, I love the picture!

 
To Top

Look Park Police’s DJ-3A

• CATEGORIES: Builds, DJ-3A, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: , .

Buz spotted this nice DJ-3A used by the Look Park Police in Florence, MA, from 1957 to 1986.

You can see more images of it here:  http://policecarwebsite.net/yet/rwcar4s/lookpark.html

This DJ-3A was also mentioned in a cj2apage forum as well.

This picture was taken early this year by CTROADDOG and posted to FLICKR.

 
To Top

1953 Post Cereal Card #4 Pat Brady and His Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Post Cereals had a set of Hopalong Cassidy cards in 1951 and Roy Rogers cards in 1952 and 1953.  The only card that included a jeep appears to have been Card #4 of the 1953 set, which shows Pat Brady and His Jeep.

 
To Top

1942 W.S. America At War Card No 548 on eBay

Here’s a prototypeish jeep depicted amidst a battle with Japanese soldiers.  I looked for other jeep related cards among the series, but I could only find a handful of other cards.

View all the information on eBay

 
To Top

Willy and Friends: Traveling Through the Seasons

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

Don Estes wrote a followup to the book  Willy – The Little Jeep Who Wanted to Be a Fire Truck called WILLY AND FRIENDS Traveling through the Seasons: The continuing story of Willy the little fire jeep.  Both were illustrated by Eric Glass.

According to the Amazon description, “Join Willy the little fire jeep as he travels through four seasons of memorable adventures. Ride along with Willy and his old pal Blue, joined by their new friend Rebecca, as they journey through some unexpected sorrows and joys together.”

View all the information on Amazon

 
To Top

FC Fire Jeep and a St Bernard

Craig forwarded this picture of a St. Bernard that is about the size of an FC!

 
To Top

1955 Greenline Moldboard Plows on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

More optional equipment for your farm jeep.

View all the information on eBay

 
To Top

Jeep-A-Trench Prices and Models List

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

UPDATE: Was on eBay. **SOLD**

There were many variations of Auburn’s Jeep-A-Trench. This list shows pricing, width, and depth options.

 
To Top

Lots of Images from Sunday @ the Bantam Fest

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

Both Gerald and Bob sent us pictures Sunday from Bantam Fest.  I’ve made a few comments on them, but it’s late, so most are without comments.

Here is one they sent one of them together (Gerald on the left and Bob on the right) holding a picture of Lost Biscuit.  Looks like Bob is wearing one of Roberto’s T-shirts.

Below is Lee Bortmas,  the Bantam historian in Butler standing next to a BRC-40.

Rick Pewe  is Editor-in-Chief of Petersen’s Four wheel & Off-Road Magazine and a recent inductee into the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame.  Gerald reports Rick is on a trip from Arizona to Butler to Nova Scotia and back.

Click below to see more pics

 
To Top

Uni-Pet Assorted Toy Jeeps from Japan on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Here’s an unusual set of toys.  I have no idea what the value is.

“Wind-up Jeeps, all are new condition, all are wind-ups and all work good, all are about 3″ long, all made in japan, includes very nice display box (m-881)”

View all the info and pics on eBay

Continue reading

 
To Top

Saturday at the Bantam Festival

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

Mark, Bob, and Sebastian all reported that Saturday’s weather wasn’t the best, with either rain or threats of rain.  Still, there was plenty of to do and many jeeps to photograph.  The most photographed vehicle seems to be the Concept FC.  There are many fans of that rig.

Mark has posted some photos at JeepTruck’s Facebook Page:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/JeepTruckcom/108141260309

Here are some pics from Bob:

See more pics via the link below

Continue reading

 
To Top

Parkway Conversion Brochure on eBay

One of the arguments for the Parkway conversion is that the delivery wagon “can now be registered as a suburban vehicle, which grants it access to boulevards and other zoned sections where commercial vehicles are not allowed.”

Anyone know how restrictive this zoning was?

View all the information on eBay

 
To Top

1961 Howe Fire Apparatus Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: .

Lots of specifications listed, as well as additional equipment options.

View all the information on eBay

 
To Top

1960 CJ-5 Full Cab Brochure on eBay

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

I thought this was a nice followup to the jeep for auction above.

View all the information on eBay

 
To Top

Friday at the 2012 Bantam Festival

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

Gerald forwarded some pics from Friday at the Bantam Festival.

Gerald wrote, “Well we got things started this year. I worked on setting up a Jeeps Thru The Decades display.  one of each Jeep model.  My 3B and brothers M-38 in in the group.  Here are a couple shots from the grounds.  The Underground Jeep guys have brought all their stuff.  Boy they are nice and the Jeep Invasion on Main street was this evening.  It was a show not a parade.”

Here’s Gerald  with his kids in front of a wagon.  He wants to get one someday.

Here’s the crowd in town:

Here’s the area Gerald was helping with:

Gerald got some closeups of the Concepts:

Continue reading

 
To Top

1955 Roper Post Hole Digger Brochure **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

The required items to run one of these post hole diggers required an investment in PTO equipment (see the second image).

Continue reading

 
To Top

Photo of GIs Wearing Tophats on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Here’s an odd pic.

View all the information on eBay