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1945 Photo from Germany on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

A jeep with another set of custom front fenders.

“You are looking at an 8×10 non-original photograph printed on FujiFilm Crystal Archive emulsion paper depicting a 4th Armored Division Jeep swerving around a burning German truck on a road outside of Worms, Germany in March 1945. The Jeep was carrying the 66th Armored Field Artillery Battalion CO, LTC Neil M. Wallace.”

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Fort Hood, TX, Postcard on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards

Only a small glimpse of a Bantam BRC-60, but still a neat card.

“The “linen card” era lasted from about 1931 through the 1940’s, when new printing processes allowed printing on postcards made with a high rag content that created a linen-like finish. Postcards published in this era, with views of a particular city, town or tourist attraction inside large letters that spell out the name of the location, are called Large Letter Linens.”

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1964 CJ-5 Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Marc forwarded this brochure.

“Original color sales brochure / folder
Measures approx. 9 x 4 1/4 closed
Mailer format with NO writing or address sticker
Includes pictures, descriptions and more
Nice item (s) for vehicle owner/restorer/ literature collector.”

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1943 Camp Lejeune Photo on ebay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Women & Jeeps

It looks posed, but it’s still a good shot.

“943- Pvt. Doris Irwin, U.S. Marine Corps, during advanced training course at Camp Lejeune. Photo measures approx. 8″ x 10”

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Jeep Buried in Sand Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Blaine forwarded this video. I’d seen it previously and thought I’d shared it, but didn’t find in my posts.So, enjoy. It would be fun to find a jeep buried in the sand, dirt or bushes; we can always dream, right?

http://www.desisrus.com/videofeed/Sz0pLi9UtLI

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Jeep Train at Retromobile 2013

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

Hugo spotted these jeeps on rails from an exhibit at Retromobile 2013, the February Paris exhibition for car lovers. I don’t know much more about the event, but it looks like fun.

http://en.retromobile.com
http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/gallery/32557/Welcome-to-Retromobile.html

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Roy Rogers Chuck Wagon and Jeep Toys w/ Box

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was an Auction.

This auction occurs September 15, 2013, at Earnest Shepherd Youth Center
610 E. Shepherd Rd. Liberty, MO.

“Vintage Ideal “Roy Rogers Chuck Wagon and Jeep” in Original Box;”

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More Photos from Charles

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Charles didn’t mention how many of these photos were from europe, but a few are particularly interesting.

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Scammer News

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

Jesse reports that this guy may have run the M-677 scammer ads and possible another one involving an AMC engine. The guy doing the scams is wanted and reported to be dangerous. Here are some links to check out:

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/pts/3997288225.html

http://www.louisvilleky.gov/MetroPolice/LouisvillesMostWanted/MICHAEL+KNIGHT.htm

http://www.planethoustonamx.com/stuff/michael-knight-401v8-craigslist-usmen-inc-scam.htm

 
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1957 CJ-3B Mailer **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

I don’t remember featuring this CJ-3B Ad.

“Available here is this sharp vintage original brochure promoting Willys Universal 4-Wheel Drive “Jeep” with the Hurricane F-Head “4” Engine. Includes photos, with facts, features, specifications, & options. Measures 3-5/8″ x 8-1/2″. Bright and vivid with light handling. Has red tape to seal brochure. Binding is tight.”

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Schneider Matchbook on eBay

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

Marc spotted this Schneider matchbook on ebay.

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10 Brochures on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This collection starts at $20.

1) 1960 Jeep “Special Equipment” 12p all-model 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″ part color catalog. FCs, CJs, FCs and Pickups shown with Snow Plows, Trenchers, Accessory Cabs etc. Form OM-1030.
2) Watson Towboy Wrecker 4p folder: Wreckers shown installed on FCs & Pickups.
3) Ottawa Backhoe for FC-170: B&W 2-sided sheet.
4) Ramsey Winches 12p catalog # J-1-59: shows installations on CJs, FCs, Wagons/Pickups.
5) Power-Lock Hubs 6p folder: 4×6″ opens to 8 x 18″, great photos of all of Jeep models.
6) King Winches (by Koenig) 8p brochure: shows all Jeep models, light wrinkle on left side.
7) Stahl Service Bodies for FCs & Pickups: 4p folder. Light stain & wrinkle on top edge.
8) Koenig PTOs 2-sided B&W sheet: shows all Jeep models.
9) Canfield Overload Springs 1-sided B&W sheet: for all Jeeps.
10) “Custom Accessory Sales” step bumpers for FC & Jeep Pickups: 2-sided part color sheet.

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Economy Delivery Truck Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Willys Wagons

UPDATE: This is back on eBay.

This brochure is from 1959, which includes some specs.  This website has drawings of it and an ambulance version, too.

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Pasco to Randle on Friday, August 31

• CATEGORIES: Features

2013-08-31-highway-mtadamsAs mentioned, on Friday we decided to forgo the 3 1/2 hour trip from Pasco to Seattle for a much longer route (which turned out to be about 12 hours). As you can see in the pictures, the weather was optimal!

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We left at 9am. Our first stop was the remote farming town of Bickleton (it doesn’t even have a gas station). However, the town wasn’t always remote. For years travelers past through it as part of their trek from Portland, Oregon, to the Yellowstone Trail and Yakima.  After the creation of Highway 97 over Satus Pass, the town’s traffic dwindled (sounds like a Cars movie).

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We arrived in Bickleton to find the entire main street blocked off for a car show. We toured the cars, hoping to see a jeep. After looking, we spotted one hidden next to a building. I don’t think it was part of the show though, but we photographed it anyway.

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The side of this truck faintly indicated it came from Texas.

And now for the car show . . .

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Between you and me, I knew the car show was here. Ann was surprised though :-)

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Jeep Over Entrance at Barbary Coast

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: Dennis had a good idea: check Google maps. Sure enough it shows the restaurant gone, but the jeep still hanging.

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The jeep looks more worn and the pink flamingos appear gone.

Buz forwarded this jalopy journal thread that includes a picture of a CJ-2A over the entrance of a restaurant called the Barbary Coast in Mexico, Missouri.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqOS3iNdNNc

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1948 Willys Overland Photograph of Models on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Did it rotate in circles?

“Newly printed photo poster on the highest quality photographic paper . Photo poster size is 16 inches x 20 inches , image size may be slightly smaller . Please see scan for exact image . This beautiful poster is a great item to frame and display on your wall! It will fit in a commonly available 16 inch x 20 inch frame . You may buy as many posters as you want for the one shipping charge listed .”

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Unusual Stainless Flattie Knoxville, TN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Features, stainless/jewels • TAGS: , , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

(08/19/2013) I’ve never seen a front end like that. Anyone else?

“THIS JEEP WAS SHOWN AT THE 1982 WORLD’S FAIR IN KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE. THIS JEEP IS GOOD FOR SHOW AND DRIVING. INTERIOR IS ALL BLACK AND THE SEATS HAVE BEEN RECOVERED WITH BLACK VINYL. IT HAS A NEW BLACK CONVERTIBLE SOFT TOP.

THIS IS A ONE-OF-A-KIND JEEP WILD CAT ALL STAINLESS STEEL. IT IS AN EYE CATCHER–GREAT TO DRIVE IN PARADES–TO TAKE TO SHOWS. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT, THIS IS THE VEHICLE TO BUY.”

 

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No Updates for Sunday

• CATEGORIES: Features

I’m taking the sunday off. We had a long, but beautiful drive Friday. We found jeeps, great food, and beautiful scenery. If you ever have the time, I highly recommend the trip from Randle to Trout Lake and Beyond.

Below, I’m learning about the finer points of barbed wire. Yes, those are all different strands of barbed wire. A complete report (and more jeeps) tomorrow.

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Bickleton, Trout Lake, and Beyond to Seattle

• CATEGORIES: Features, News

UPDATE: Steve noted that we passed Trout Lake, not Troutdale. Given our successful drive, I can verify his correction 🙂

Ann and I are traveling to Seattle today, but instead of taking our usual route over Snoqualmie Pass, we decided to do some exploring while the weather is nice.

So, we plan to go along the southern area of the state through some towns (Bickleton, Glenwood, and Troutdale) where neither of us has explored. From Troutdale we plan take forest road 23, which winds through the Cascade Mountains, to Randle. We thought this would be a good opportunity to explore the area for future camping trips.

To give some perspective, normally it is a three hour, 173 mile, trip from Pasco to Randle. Given we’ll be stopping, driving slowly, etc, we be much longer.

Here’s our expected path. The dotted lines from Bickleton, where there is a carousel museum of some kind, indicates a cutoff we hope to make to Highway 97 and Satus Pass. There we want to have lunch at St. Johns Bakery. It’s a well regarded food stop in the middle of nowhere that’s part of the St. John Monastery.

I’ll report on Saturday night if we made it (or not report if we didn’t make it out . . . lol)

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1954 Wafarm / Cedar Brook Farms Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Here’s a 1954 ad that features a couple of Willys vehicles.

“1954 Wafarm Murrayville IL Willys Truck Cedar Brook Farms Prospect KY Jeep Print Ad
Original vintage magazine advertisement. Page size approx 7 3/4″ x 10 3/4″.”

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Trike Jeep De Pere, WI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $7200.

(03/14/2012)  “2007 Willys CJ2A Trike w/ Chevy 4.3l TBI fuel injected V6 and 4sp auto Transmission. It is sitting on a Ford Thunderbird independent rear suspension and custom made frame and front end.The Willys body has been stretched 17″ in the rear section.Newer style roll bar with a new Softopper soft top/bikini top. Chevy Tahoe front seats Jeep CJ rear seat, custom 17 Gal aluminum tank. This is a 4 seater and in WI it does not have to conform to helmet laws, BUT it does to seat belt laws. so it works with little ones and car seats. I would be interested in trading for a 4door pickup, convertible, suv or newer big cycle. Let me know what you have”

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Book Launch Wednesday September 4th

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

Yes, finally, the book will arrive! The Amber Panels of Konigisberg will go on sale next Wednesday. Since the pre-release version, I’ve reduced the number of words, made numerous corrections, changed the font, smoothed out rough patches, cut portions of the book, and added a slight twist to the ending. Even the cover has been altered.

For those wanting signed copies, it will take a few weeks for me to receive my order of books, sign them, then forward them to you (this includes the pre-release readers as well). So, stay tuned for updates.

For the launch and the ongoing sales campaign I’ve created a special website as well which I’ll share Wednesday.

Here’s the newest cover:

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Roscoe Turner Testimonial for Jeeps

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

Famous barnstormer and racing pilot Roscoe Turner endorsed the jeep in this 1946 letter.

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Quincy Compressor for Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Here’s a brochure for the rarely, if ever, seen Quincy Compressor. This was part of an early Willys Overland Equipment Book.

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Norbert’s Luaz 969M and his father’s Campagnola

• CATEGORIES: Features, International

A few days ago I featured Norbert’s Campagnola. Norbert forwarded these photos of his Luaz 969, which he restored, and his father’s Campagnola.

The Luaz before its restoration:

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