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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.”

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FC Fire Jeep and a St Bernard

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

 
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1955 Greenline Moldboard Plows on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

More optional equipment for your farm jeep.

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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.

 
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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.

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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)”

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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:

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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).

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Photo of GIs Wearing Tophats on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Here’s an odd pic.

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1954 Nissan 4W60 Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, International, Nissan, Other 4x4s

Here’s a rare brochure.

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Service Station Brochure on eBay

Here’s a brochure targeted at Service Stations.  It is 8.5 x 3.5 Folded , 17 x 10.5 Unfolded.

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Delivery of FC-150 in South Dakota

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

David sent this image showing the delivery of the first FC-150 to South Dakota.  He was wondering if anyone recognized the dealership?

 
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Letter about Woodie Tops by Station Wagons, Inc

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

Here’s a rare letter that advertises woodie kits from Station Wagons, Inc, for CJ-2A and MB/GPW models.  This 2 page letter shows both a full and a half cab.  Below the two page letter is an example of an ad that appeared in Popular Mechanics.

Popular Mechanics Ad from the January 1948 issue of Popular Mechanics, pg 266.  This ad appeared in the February 1948 issue as well. I haven’t done a full accounting to determine how many other issues had the ad.

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1947 Brochure of CJ-2As and Planes on eBay

Here’s an add from the 1947 issue of Time Magazine showing two different jeeps involved with airplanes.  There is a reference to National Skyway Freight Corp and the “Flying Tigers”.

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Gorman-Rupp Irrigation Pump Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Here’s an unusual jeep attachment.  Anyone ever see one in person?

 
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A Delivery of DJ-3As

David sent this image showing a delivery of DJ-3As.  It was printed in “Willys News” in January, 1957.  I need to get my hands on some more copies of Willys News.

 
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Wayne’s Wagon

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features

After searching around the NY area, Wayne finally spotted a wagon he wanted.  Here’s a pic of it.

Wayne writes, “I am spreading the Willys disease; here is my 16 year old son and his friend after a canoe trip. The jeep gets used as a backdrop for quite a few pics around here.”

 
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Dorsey Rotary Cutter Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Here’s a rare brochure for a Dorsey Rotary Cutter.

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1942 MB JeepRod Inland Empire, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Jeep Rods, MB, Unusual

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

There is still a little work to be done on this project.

“1942 willys mb jeep ratrod.
runs good, unique has chevy small block, turbo 350, ford 9″ rearend, 1952 chevy drop axle front
bagged all around. lost interest in it, looking for something new.
the jeep is 98% done and drive able. it needs a new air compressor, valves for bags, and trans cooler, and a set of seats.
there is no registration on this jeep yet, i have pinkslip but haven’t done anything with it.
air system works but everything works slow. this jeep is fast, but cramped inside.
2500 obo open to trades or offers. thanks mike.”

 
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Unique Farm Jalopy Truck

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual

HOG forwarded me an email with the following pics.  This is a work of art . . . well farm art anyway.  If anyone knows the origins of this, please let me know so I can properly attribute it.

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Old Flattie Racing Photo

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Racing

This flatfender looks like it’s speeding down a hill pretty fast.  I can’t tell if they are wearing helmets or not.

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