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Vintage Photo of a Fiat Campagnola on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Old Images, Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

This is a great photo of an Italian Campagnola.

“Photo size is 3.5×5″ inches”

View all the information on ebay

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Two Jeeps at Marine Vacuum Services in Seattle

• CATEGORIES: Features

Ann and I drove to her VA appointment on Beacon Hill near downtown Seattle Wednesday, taking Interstate-5 northbound as usual. As we approached the Cleveland High School exit, I was babbling about something, since forgotten, when I looked west toward nothing in particular. Suddenly, I realized I was looking at two flatties. How I kept from wrecking while I was rubber-necking should be considered a miracle, because one of the two jeeps looked like an early Philippines Jeepney.

Ann realized I was staring at the two vehicles and knew I’d tell her we’d be investigating them a little closer. Fortunately, she’s a good sport.

After a little research, I discovered the jeeps are sitting on a container at the Marine Vacuum Services (Mar-Vac) yard. Here’s our photo (we left the camera with the telephone at home . . . sigh). Pretty neat! I don’t know how I’ve missed them all these years.

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Here’s a view from Google Earth:marine-vaccuum-seattle-jeepney-mb-sign1

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Photos from Moscow’s Lend/Lease Museum

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Museums

Charles discovered these photos taken at the Lend/Lease Museum in Moscow, Russia.

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1964 USAF Photo: CJ-3A with Body V7 Works Top?

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

That top looks in good shape. It appears to be a Body V7 Works Top

“Original 35mm film slide.
Subject: USAF airman and Willys Jeep.
Date: Aug. 1964
Mount/Film Type: Kodachrome II”

View all the information on ebay

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Hugh’s Pair of CJ-2As

• CATEGORIES: Builds, CJ-2A, Features

Here’s a photo of Hugh’s CJ-2As from this past weekend. He was having so much fun in the 2A on the right that he ran out of gas :-).

He reports, “Spent the weekend driving my jeeps around.  put new springs, shocks and hardware on the 47 on the left then added a set of sta super traxion tires. Then i went and got em muddy.   I ran out of gas driving the od 47 jeep on the right.”

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Photo of 150,000th Jeep Produced on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Marc spotted this photo. The caption indicates this was the 150th jeep, but the details on the reverse side of the photo confirm it was the 150,000th jeep, which makes more sense.

“You are bidding on an original 6 x 8 press photo of Cornersville IN Eleanor Ferreri Christens 150th Jeep Body at American Central Plant. Photographer Unknown. Dated 7/1/1943. The following stamps are on the back of the photo: NEA;ACME”

View all the information on ebay

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Forward Control Van from HAMB

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Features, International

Buz spotted these two photos from HAMB. The photos were taken by Jack Brands. I tried to identify this European FC van, but didn’t have any luck. Anyone know? Ambulance maybe?

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Jan 1944 Travel Trailer Article about Post War Camping on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine

This magazine apparently has an article about post war jeep camping. I haven’t seen the article, but would like a copy if anyone has the magazine.

“Rare original 1944 Jan. issue Automobile and Trailer Travel Magazine
wonderful references to WWII home front activities,manufacture companies’ post war planning,
make way for Johnny Doughboy jeep camping when war ends.
very fine,excellent,well preserved condition”

View all the information on eBay

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Dec 23, 1941, Photo of Jeeps Driven into Box Cars

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This sold a couple days ago, but is still a neat photo. It shows jeeps being driven into box cars.

“This is an original press photo. Credit-NEAPhoto measures 8.5 x 6.5inches. Photo is dated 12-23-1941.”

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370871563239&item=370871563239&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466

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Year of the Jeep by Keith Robertson **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features

UPDATE:  Here’s a version that starts at $19.99 on eBay (ends Friday 10am PST)

The story is straightforward:  “By taking gardening jobs, catching bats and thieves, diving for bricks in a swimming pool, and inciting the interest of some helpful friends, a young boy makes his daydream of owning a jeep come true.”

For comparison, here is the hardback cover:

Here is another softback cover:

 
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Jeep Train in Colombia

• CATEGORIES: Features, International • TAGS: , .

Sebastian’s in Colombia for a week and forwarded this article regarding a jeep train in Colombia. Here are a few photos and the link to the article (it is in Spanish).

http://www.carroya.com/contenido/clasificar/Chicas_famosos/top_carroya/2013/ARTICULO-WEB-PTL_NOTA-12984087.html

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D-Day Conneaut, OH, August 16-17, 2013

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

UPDATE: Scott reminded me that this coming weekend is D-DAy Conneaut. Learn more at http://www.ddayohio.us

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Crosley Fire Jeep at Hemmings

• CATEGORIES: Features, Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

John forwarded this great article about the Crosely Fire Jeep, whose restoration was revealed at the Crosley’s Annual Meeting.  See all the pictures and info at Hemmings.

http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2013/08/08/farm-o-road-fire-engine-takes-top-honors-at-crosley-meet/?refer=news

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Joe Frazer and his Willys MA on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, Old Images

Here’s a reproduction of Joe Frazer with his Willys MA.

“I have here a nice reproduction 8 x 10 photograph. The picture shows 1940’s era co owner of the Willy’s Jeep Joe Frazer. The picture shows Joe at the smoke house getting a nice Ham and of course driving a Jeep”

View all the information on ebay

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1944 Echophone Ad **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

Here’s an unusual ad that appeared in Radio-Craft magazine.

“This is an original 1944 black and white print ad for the Echophone EC-1 and Jeep.

Period Paper is excited to present a radio-rich collection of advertising and articles from the Radio Craft and Popular Electronics magazine. This collection is chalk full of World War II advertisements featuring radios, electronic tubes, Echophone communications and fantastically beautiful covers. The articles give an insight into Nikola TeslaÕs life and the Worldwide Station Lists that contain a list of usable radio channels.”

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Merlin’s Looking for a Few Good Projects

• CATEGORIES: Features

Merlin’s crew in Maryland is looking for some restorations. If you’d like someone who knows jeeps to do some work, give him a call. You can learn more at  http://www.hansonmechanical.com or view their craigslist ad: http://baltimore.craigslist.org/aos/3900669336.html

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Museum of the Ozarks Coast Guard Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Museums • TAGS: , .

John forwarded a link to the Air and Military Museum of the Ozarks in Springfield, MO. The site includes a reference to the restoration of a Coast Guard Jeep.

I found this picture of the jeep on Flickr. Most of it is MB, but unclear why the civilian grille was added. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dustinholmes/4872679542/lightbox/

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Structo Toy with the Siren

• CATEGORIES: Features

Brian shared these pics of his great looking Structo Jeep that includes the siren.

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CJ-2A Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Gary forwarded this odd short video of a rough CJ-2A that just keeps going . . . at least until it gets stuck.

 
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1962 DJ-3A Surrey Ohio $9500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features, Unusual • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE:  Still Available

(12/01/2012) “This is a 1962 Willy’s Jeep Surrey Gala with 26,127 miles. It has been in our family for 30 years. We used the Jeep in parades only to advertise our business. Price $9,500.00. Only 1100 ever made. They came in Blue, Pink and Green. This jeep was refurbished from pink to red prior to us aquiring it. Serious collectors only please! I also am willing to sell the trailer that it sits on for an additional $1,000. It is a full size car hauler. Please call Jim Cira at 419-722-8801.”

http://limaohio.craigslist.org/cto/3983947703.html

 
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When Utility Delivery Met Traveller by Bill Norris

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

Dan pointed out that the October 2103 issue of Vintage Truck Magazine has a great looking article about the Traveller by Bill Norris. I’m going to get a copy of that magazine right away!

You can read it online here: http://www.vintagetruckmagazine.com/current/index.html

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1955 Truck from Photobucket

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

Buz spotted some photos on Photobucket of a Willys Truck. He thought it might have been a fire truck. I can’t tell for sure. Anyone else think so?

View all the photos at Photobucket

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March 1964 Issue of Four Wheeler Magazine on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine • TAGS: .

I like the cover photo.

“Some of the articles in this issue
supercharger kit for jeep and scout
land rover conversion chevy V8 swap
jeep wagoneer can holder easy way to solve a tricky problem
lady on the trail wives take to four wheeling too,with a little humoring
mighty 1944 military jeep the fanciest military in years
new convertible top for jeep gladiator
pancho villa land four wheel drive trip over old mexican trails
ghost towning in southern CA in the pinto mountains”

View all the information on ebay

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Dollhouse-sized Jeep Comic Reproduction **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Comics, Features

UPDATE: This sold on eBay.

Well, this is an odd one. You can view a full size original Jeep Comic here.

“This little comic book is a vintage reproduction of a JEEP COMIC BOOK! FROM 1944! Completely handmade. The cover is illustrated on the front and back. Each of the 10 pages ARE EXACT REPLICAS OF THE ORIGINAL COMIC BOOK and tells the complete story! Most dollhouse comic books do not open or have blank pages. This one has 10 real illustrated pages! A hard-to-find item! So heart-warming and cute in such a tiny version!! A darling and funny story! The back cover is a vintage comic book ad for a GAG BOOK! It has been reproduced so small the images can be seen, but the font would need magnification to be read. This comic book measure approx 7/8 inch tall by 5/8 inch wide. Not a toy. Chocking hazard! This is an adult collector’s piece.”

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Willys Wagon Charm on Ebay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

Here’s an unusual piece of jewelry.

“RARE 50’s 60s VINTAGE 925 STERLING SILVER CHARM MOVABLE WILLYS JEEP CAR”

View all the information on ebay

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