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1948 Venco Tailgate Loader Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE:  This is back on eBay

“Venco 1948 (?) Tailgate Loader Model 30 non-color Salesl Folder. Shows Code/Size to match with Studebaker, Willys, Ford, GMC, Dodge, etc. 8 1/2 x 11 inches. Opens 2x cover size.”

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1944/45 Photos of Jeeps in WW2

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

These reprints just sold on eBay. Cool pics

1. A squad of GI’s, including one armed with a Thompson Submachine Gun, huddle around a Jeep next to a Sigfried Line pillbox. They’re listening to the radio sitting on the Jeep, listening to the Streetcar World Series. This was Game 4 between the St. Louis Browns and St. Louis Cardials. The Cards beat the Browns 5-1 and drew even in the series at 2-2. October 7, 1944.


2. A GI tries to extinguish the flames on a burning Jeep on October 10, 1944 in the German city of Alsdorf. The Jeep had been hit during a German artillery barrage.


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


4. The burnt and wrecked remains of a Jeep sits stripped on a snowy road near  Berveaux, Luxemburg right at the end of the Battle of the Bulge in January, 1945. The photo was taken by a combat camerman assigned to the 26th Infantry Division.


5. Two 99th Infantry Division GI’s work to chage a tire and repair their Jeep in the snow near Eloenborn, Belgium on January 27, 1945.


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1942 United Steel Jeep AD on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Not surprisingly, US Steel supported the war effort.

“Original Time Magazine WWII Advertisement for US Steel. The ad features Jeep and Tank in combat as well as a truck back home made of steel. About 8 1/4 by 10 3/4 inches In good condition.”

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Photo of Bantam BRC 60 and Cow on eBay

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

Here’s a rare photo of a BRC-60 and a couple cows.

“Type I. Original Henryk News Press Wire film measuring 4″ x 5″. This is a piece out of a collection from Henryk, former employee of the ACME and UPI News Service Office located in Chicago Tribune Towers. Henryk covered many events in Chicago and beyond during his days as Ace photographer for the news service. These images are absolutely very rare and are limited in number.”

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1943 WWII ‘What is a Jeep’ Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Anyone know where this ad was published?

“Great ad that describes all the ways the Jeep has contributed to winning the war. “It’s the bayonet of retribution, It’s a clear eyed American soldier, It’s the answer to a silent prayer, It’s the President’s limousine, It’s a mechanical mule, It’s a fireball of power, It’s a peace loving America.” Has minor wear on right side corners and color fade in lower right corner. . This is a vintage original ad, not a copy or reproduction. Measures 10 and ¼ by 14 inches. Buyer pays 2.00 postage. International buyers welcome if they will pay exact postage to their country. See my other auctions for similar vintage ads.”

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1944 Goodyear Tire Ad

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Goodyear supporting the war effort and letting the public know it.

“ORIGINAL magazine advertisement. Always original magazine pages, never duplicates or reproductions of any kind. Approximate size: 10.25″x13.25”


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Pedro’s Site from the Czech Republic

• CATEGORIES: Features, Website

Marc forwarded a link to Pedro’s website. Pedro has collected a variety of manuals in PDF form for download. They are in several languages, including English, French, Czech and Australian. Just kidding about the Australian language (but there is a driver’s manual).





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1972 Magazine Picture of Drag Racer

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This page from a 1972 issue of Hot Rod Magazine shows Carey Stanley in a 302 Chevy Powered Flatfender in Bakersfield, CA.


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Pabst Beer & Willys Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: Here’s the original picture from the CJ-3B page. The same image was also for sale on eBay earlier this month.

HOG spotted this picture on the CJ-3B board and thought other readers would like to see how the Willys Production line enjoyed their breaks. I tried to get the link to the 3B page, but couldn’t find it. Note the boxes to the right.


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12th Annual Jeep Blessing in Mesick, MI May 4

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

The Cadillac Jeepers will be holding their 12th Annual Jeep Blessing on May 4th. You can learn more at their website.



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Spoilers of the Forest Lobby Card on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This is an 8×10 original card from the Spoilers of the Forest movie.

“SPOILERS OF THE FOREST ROD CAMERON ORIGINAL LOBBY CARDSilver Screen Mementos are pleased to be able to offer this authentic original lobby card measuring 8×10 inches. This lobby card is from Great Britain and was printed during the actual year the film was released in movie theaters. The lobby card (also known as Front of House/ FOH card in the UK) was created by the film studios to publicise the movie and was intended for display outside the movie theatre in special glass display boxes. THESE ARE NOT REPRODUCTIONS! You are looking at a truly original piece of cinema art, a genuine collector’s item. We have a huge archive of over 250,000 original lobby cards, mostly from the 1930’s to the 1980’s. We will be releasing many more rare gems from our vast collection, which will include lobby cards, original photographs, movie stills, transparencies and slides.”

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1969 Photo of Forest Ranger Helping with Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Great photo.

“You are bidding on an original 8 x 10 Wire Photo of Florida Forest Ranger Whitsine Helps Start Flooded Jeep. Photo dated Aug 5,1969.”

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Reprint of Feb 1942 Chinese MB Manual Supplement on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

Marc spotted this Chinese Manual Supplement reprint.

“A reprint of a rare original 16 page Chinese supplement for the Willys MB manual. This came out in February 1942 as a supplement for the TM10-1207 dated February 1, 1942.”

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Willys Overland Down Payment Program

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features • TAGS: .

This sold on eBay already, but is interesting. It is a rare 1952 Willys Overland Jeep Employees New Car Down Payment Program Coupon. It looks like it could be used for any W/O vehicle.

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Photo of Training Exercise

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: Was on eBay. **SOLD**

The one below is part of a training exercise.



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Jim’s Column Shift CJ-2A

• CATEGORIES: Builds, CJ-2A, Features

UPDATE: Ted sent me more pics

Ted sent me a picture of his friend Jim’s jeeps. If anyone knows of a Mahl front loader, Jim would like to buy one.

Here’s the short list on all its options:
Koenig twin stick PTO
Ramsey front winch
K+K side mount sicle bar
Three point hitch with Newgen Buzz Saw
extremely rare Canfield fold out wrecker assembly
Westinghouse PT1 compressor under the hood
Dual wheel adapters front and rear
Ge welder which came from a parts jeep that had paperwork showing the factory option welder cost more than the actual cost of jeep itself back in 1946.

Every thing works as it should with the exception of the welder ,which actually has been tested out and works great but is not hooked up because with all the work done to this jeep in the restoration Jim could not bring himself to cut out the tool box section to install welder.

Canfield wrecker has been converted to armstrong type ,to make room on mid PTO pulley for KandK bar.

About all we figure the Willys needs now to complete the swiss army effect is a Mahl front end loader if anyone has one for sale.


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Sandy Nearly Crunches Ted’s Plow Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Reader Stories

Ted’s CJ-5 was narrowly spared by Hurricane Sandy. Great pics!

Ted writes, “Hey Dave, here’s a few shots of a huge tree that came down during Sandy and almost got my new plow truck. I almost moved the CJ and my dump truck in back round before storm but never got to it. I got real lucky, the little CJ pushed her way through three and two feet deep snow storms later in the year!!!”



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1945 Ad from Motor Age Magazine on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Marc spotted this neat ad from an issue of December 1945 Motor Age Magazine. The ad was already sold on eBay, but I found an issue of the entire magazine still for sale on eBay.

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AN/TVS-3 Searchlight on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features

I can’t imagine these appear too often??

“AN/TVS-3 Searchlight. These units came out an Air Force base and are powered by 120/240volt 400hz. It appears to be in great condition but we do not have the proper generator to power these units. I do however know where a couple are located and will pass that information along to any successful bidders. Please visit out website Shop Military Stuff for more information and additional pictures.”

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Assembly of Crated Jeeps in Photo on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This seller has listed a variety of photographs for sale again. Here’s just one showing the assembly of crated MBs and GPWs. View all the seller’s photos on eBay

“8” X 10″ SHARP GLOSSY PHOTOGRAPH WITH NO DATE OR INFORMATION ON BACK (IT COULD BE A U.S. ARMY SIGNAL CORPS PHOTO FROM THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES BUT I’M NOT SURE. THESE PHOTOS HAVE BEEN IN MY COLLECTION FOR OVER 25 YEARS AND IS TIME TO LET THEM GO). Condition is excellent.——I will be listing more Military Vehicle photos in the weeks to come if you are interested.——Any reddish tint that you might see is a reflection off my logo template and is not in the photograph.”

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Military Network Motor Pool Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Deborah forwarded this video from Tom Townsend and the Military Network Motor Pool. The first segment deals with jeeps. To their credit they spend some time discussing jeep history and describing how to tell the differences between jeeps (ford vs mb and military vs civilian). But, I felt they could have covered the history more accurately.

For example, when discussing the Bantam prototype they showed pictures of the BRC-40 (3rd generation Bantam). They never showed any pictures of the Willys prototypes. They also suggested Willys got the contract for the jeep before Ford appeared. The reality is Ford not only submitted prototypes, but won the principal military contract, before it was taken away and given to Willys. Another mistake was that CJ-2As were produced starting in 1945 rather than 1946.

You can check out the entire episode here: http://www.hulu.com/watch/216750


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Willys Assembly Plant Photo

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Marc spotted this photo that was sold on eBay yesterday.  What’s interesting is that the there’s a CJ-3B followed by a M-38A1. I wasn’t aware they lined up jeeps at the assembly plant like that.

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Postcard of Imogene Pass and Postcard

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards

Here’s a neat postcard from the 60s(?).

“Colorado Postcard of Colorado Rockies Jeep Road – Photo by William A. Sanborn. These roads wind between Ouray and Telluride. Measures approximately 6″ x 4″. Has scalloped edging. Card is slightly bowed and corners are dinged (see pics.).”

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Photo of WW2 Jeep with Wood Hardtop on eBay

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

Here’s an interesting photo. That looks like a home wooden hardtop. I can’t tell what the letters on the front of the windshield spell.

“Photo size is 4.5×2.75″ inches”

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1960 West Yellowstone Postcard with 3 Jeeps on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards

The jeeps aren’t really big, but there appears to be a flattie, a CJ-5 and a wagon or truck.

“WEST YELLOWSTONE, MONTANA — Circa. 1960 Street view with Chevy and Jeep autos parked in front of a STANDARD OIL Co. Gas Station. Chevron, Conoco, and Texaco gas station signs can be seen in the view. The card is unused — very good+ condition. It’s a dandy view for your automobile/gas station post card collection.”

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