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Story about UK MB Barn Find

• CATEGORIES: Features, International

A story about a MB barn find appeared in April at warhistoronline.com. It’s been accompanied by some forum posts with more pics at HMVF.

The Story: http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/barn-find-willys-jeep.html
The Forum: http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/showthread.php?38166-Barn-find-Willys-MB


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Jeep Photos from Flickr

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

Marc spotted this series of a 130 jeeps. This is part of a collection of photos detailing all kinds of WWI and WWII vehicles, armor and more.



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Sir Brit Show in Indiana Last Weekend

• CATEGORIES: Features

Mark and his wife Barbara attended a local British Car Club show last weekend. Though theirs was the only jeep, they still enjoyed themselves.

He writes, “Last Saturday, My wife & I attended an annual British car show in Newburgh, Indiana, along the Ohio River. The group is the Southern Indiana Region British Car Club (Sir Brit). Probably around 40 cars there. There were mostly MGs, Triumphs, etc. but what I thought would be of interest on ewillys is a 1967 Land Rover.

It was a lot of fun to take our 1945? CJ2A there and park it near the show cars. Our CJ2A drew a lot of attention. I’ve attached pictures of my lovely wife (Barbara) modeling with our CJ2A, a few of a Land Rover, and several of a late 40s MG and a late 50s Triumph.”







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Jeep in May 18, 1952, issue of The American Weekly

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine

This image was printed in the 1952 issues of American Weekly.

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1950 VJ-3 Frame Specs on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

This interest anyone?

“8-1/2 x 11″ frame blueprint, look at picture for application and condition, very heavy wear on lower left corner, still useable condition.”

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1966 Las Brisas Menu with DJ-3A Gala Image **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Was on eBay


This 1966 vintage menu is from one of ACAPULCO’S more famous hotels, famed for their “ROOM SERVICE BY JEEP”. It measures 9 1/2″ wide by 14″ long, closed. Excellent condition with just minor soiling on the rear cover.”


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Posts late late Mid Day

• CATEGORIES: Features

My Aunt dropped by for a visit last night, so no posts until about mid day on Tuesday.

Here are a couple vintage shots to entertain until I get to updates courtesy of Charles. The first three are Belgian army photos.

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John Jennison’s Custom Wagon

• CATEGORIES: Features, Sedan-jeep, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

Charles sent a picture of this wagon. After some research, I learned the unusual modifications were completed by John Jennison, who was an Australian engineer, car builder, motorcycler and more. He had a vision for a jeep as a sports wagon. More information can be found at this vintage caravans forum and at Brendan’s this-old-jeep website.

John started with the old military jeep:


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John later created this updated wagon:john-jennison-wagon3

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Hugh’s Jeep and ‘Odie’ the Trailer

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features

Hugh sent a couple pics of his jeep with the trailer his father’s calls “Odie” for OD Green. They are about to start its restoration.

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Additional Pics from Charles

• CATEGORIES: Features

Here are some pics from around the web:


See the original photo here:





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V-Mail Letter USMCR Christmas Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features • TAGS: .

Marc spotted this cool V-Mail Christmas holiday letter with the USMC playing Santa Claus.

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1958 Jeep Vehicles Help Fight Disease Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Here’s a brochure I hadn’t seen.

“Jeep 1958 ‘Jeep Vehicles Fight Disease’ Mailer Brochure
Literature type:Non-color folder mailer
Dimensions: 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches
Notes: Opens 6x cover size, includes specs and features – Form #MFS-8-57-X
Condition: Very good”

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1940s Photo of Flipped Jeep in Stutgart, Germany on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

If you plant a jeep in a field, will it grow?

“Vintage, original “snapshot” photograph circa 1940s, measures 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ in very good condition. Photo taken by a member of the “205th Transportation Battalion” which was stationed in “Stuttgart, Germany”.”

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Vic Hickey’s Supercharged Flathead from Car Craft Magazine

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine • TAGS: .

There’s an interesting article about Vic Hickey’s supercharged flat fender in the February 1955 issue of Car Craft Magazine.  The cover shows a great color photo of the supercharger. Using a GMC Supercharger, the Vic made a variety of changes to deal with issues related to the installation.

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1950 French Army Prototype Photo on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Old Images

Is this some type of Hotchkiss prototype?

“1950 French Army jeep driving near Paris Press Photo 90
You are bidding on an original press photo See Scan Below ~ Photo is 8 x 10 in size.”

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1944 Canadian Army Photo on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

A good shot of a bad situation.

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January 1954 Imagination Magazine on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine

Having some alien spaceship blasting an old jeep indicates some type of perverse imagination.

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1944 River Crossing by the 45th Infantry on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

I wonder how deep that river was?

“GI’s from the 45th Infantry Division’s 157th Regiment ford the Moselle River in a Willys Jeep, Fall 1944 near Igney, France !!”

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Wagons at the Charlotte Auto Fair

• CATEGORIES: Features

Buz found this beautiful wagon that’s for sale ($30,000). He writes, “Here are some photos I took today at the Charlotte (NC) Autofair at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the show runs through Sunday. I got out there for a couple hours this afternoon and the place was part ghost town, guess the main days are Friday and Saturday.”

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Here’s another wagon:

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No Updates Thursday

• CATEGORIES: Features

I spent too much time cooking tamales Wednesday night and ran out of energy to do updates. I made some roasted corn tamales with a mole sauce and layered black bean puree and banana puree tamales with a coconut sauce. Ann was very pleased with the results.


These have just been steamed.


The tamale on the left is the roasted corn and the one on the right is the layered blackbean/banana tamale (slightly sweet).

On another note, I was answering a reader’s question when I ran across this really cool car for sale, a former Texaco Courtesy car. I thought it was so neat that I wanted to share it. I don’t know anything about these or if the price is reasonable or not ($3750). It’s in Glyndon, MN.





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Photo’s from Claus’ Trip to Namibia

• CATEGORIES: Features, International

Claus recently moved from South Africa to Namibia. As part of the move, he drove his restored CJ-2A to his new home. Reminds me of the Southwest.

He writes, “I drove my 48 all the way from Cape Town to my home town of Windhoek along dirt and gravel roads for a total of 1822km (about 1100 miles). Stunning adventure. The first 600km odd km’s up to the border was on tar road and mostly at night. I did that stretch, 589km to be exact in 11 hours with plenty of night driving, but I had to push it to escape bad weather which was following us from the south. The other 1200km odd km were just gravel road and I have a lot of pics. A friend joined me on the trip, didn’t think she would survive as it was wet and very cold at times but we had a blast. My jeep performed so well and I was so proud of her. Went at a slow pace no rush generally we were doing 100miles a day, find a farm were would could camp and off we went again – trip took 7 days.”

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1942 Aberdeen Proving Grounds Bantam BRC-40s Photo on eBay

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

Here are a line up of Bantam BRC-40s

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1946 Photo of Jack Price in a Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Marc spotted this unique press photo of Jack Price.

“This is an original press photo. Credit-Cleveland PressPhoto measures 8 x 10inches. Photo is dated 08-03-1946.”

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1965 Jeep and Rhino Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I’m not sure I want to be in a jeep when I Rhino comes my direction . . .

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Ron Dennis’ Trip to Southern Colorado

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Ron Dennis spent a few days exploring southern Colorado in his M-38. Sounds like he had a great time and had some beautiful weather. Sebastian compiled Ron’s photos and descriptions into a post at the Flat Fender Club of Butler’s website. go there to see all the pictures and Ron’s thoughts:


Here’s a photo of Ron at Black Bear Pass: