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Wikomi Stockland Hydro-Blade & Scoop Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This brochure has room for both the Hyrdo-Blade and Hydro-Scoop attachments.  It’s unclear to me just how many were used on the back of a jeep though.

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“Finding Virginia” Reaches Norway

Yes, the readers of “Finding Virginia” now span from the Northern reaches of Norway, thanks to Even, and to the Southern region of South Africa, thanks to Claus.  There are even a few books at points in between the two!

Even wrote to tell me he was sharing his copy of my book with a friend of his named Reider Haugen.  He added, “Reidar is among many Jeepers in Norway that keep himself updated with Ewillys every day  He is also one of the members of Flatfender Fellows here in Norway. I brought my sample of “Finding Virginia” for him to have a look as you see from the picture.

Reidar is almost done with his very nice Willys Utility Delivery with a GM engine and some Scout parts underneath.  This is going to be a nice daily driver next to his Willys Pickup Truck sporting a Volvo engine. Remember we are close to the Swedes . . .

In the middle you can see my Jeep Cj-7 Golden Eagle that I have owned for excactly 24 years today. 

Now you know how far your book has spread around the world! We both wanted to thank you for the best webpage ever for us Jeep-enthusiasts

Thanks guys, I love the picture!

 
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Look Park Police’s DJ-3A

• CATEGORIES: Builds, DJ-3A, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: , .

Buz spotted this nice DJ-3A used by the Look Park Police in Florence, MA, from 1957 to 1986.

You can see more images of it here:  http://policecarwebsite.net/yet/rwcar4s/lookpark.html

This DJ-3A was also mentioned in a cj2apage forum as well.

This picture was taken early this year by CTROADDOG and posted to FLICKR.

 
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1953 Post Cereal Card #4 Pat Brady and His Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Post Cereals had a set of Hopalong Cassidy cards in 1951 and Roy Rogers cards in 1952 and 1953.  The only card that included a jeep appears to have been Card #4 of the 1953 set, which shows Pat Brady and His Jeep.

 
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1942 W.S. America At War Card No 548 on eBay

Here’s a prototypeish jeep depicted amidst a battle with Japanese soldiers.  I looked for other jeep related cards among the series, but I could only find a handful of other cards.

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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.