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Jeep Ad from US Steel on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Not a great photo of it, but the jeep is prominent.

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Collection of Photos from the UK on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Here are some photos. I don’t have any closeups.

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1946 Unusual ‘CJ-2A’ Bozeman, MT **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4950.

It’s funky, but appears in good shape.

“Running gear is from a vintage CJ2A. Body custom built. Equipped with stock 4 cyl engine, 3 spd trans, hi-lo range and 4 wheel drive. Mechanically strong, good tires. Good title and vintage plates. A lot of fun to drive and to look at. Good business mascot, parade vehicle or use on you acreage, at the cabin or lake.”


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Montana Auto Museum in Deer Lodge, MT

• CATEGORIES: Features, Museums

On our last trip to the East Coast it seems we blew right by a museum in Deer Lodge, Montana, that houses a GPW of some vintage. I ran across a reference to the jeep last night, but couldn’t find a picture until tonight. There also might be a jeep wagon, but I can’t confirm it.

The Montana Auto Museum is located in the Old Montana Prison Complex (1106 Main Street
Deer Lodge, MT 59722), which houses five unique museums inside its historic prison walls. The complex includes the Old Montana Prison, Powell County Museum, Frontier Montana Museum, Yesterday’s Playthings and the Montana Auto Museum. The complex is run by the Powell County Museum and Arts Foundation. One fee covers all five museums.

The “USA Today” once listed the collection, which totals over 100 vehicles, as one of the top ten must-see auto museums in the country. Here’s one ‘non-car’ person who really enjoyed the place.

I found photos of the GPW at Brian DeFree’s Flickr site:


Here are some additional photos:

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Shannon Shorg has even more photos, but none of the GPW. Here is a picture of a couple dune buggies though.




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More Jeep Pics

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

The first one is a photo of a section of reconnaissance 8 regiment – first a willy’s after it the successor our famous ‘minerva’ build in belgium under license of land rover.


Other pics:





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2014 FC-Roundup March 28-30 in Phoenix, AZ

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

Jesse just announced the dates for the 2014 FC-Roundup in Phoenix, Arizona.

Learn more at theFCConnection


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Antwerp’s Liberation Celebration

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Charles forwarded these photos of a recent celebration in Antwerp.


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11Foot8 Bridge in Durham, NC

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Brendan (from this-old-jeep.com) posted a link to this video, which was shown on Jalopnik. The video originated at 11foot8.com, a website devoted exclusively to capture trucks hitting a low bridge. Once you start watching, you can’t stop . . .


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1964 DJ-3A Brochure **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, DJ-3A, Features

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

“Store Categories
Store home
Brochure for 1964 willys jeep dispatcher
measures 8 1/4 x 10 3/4 with 4 pages
specifications list and options
shows all the features
very nice condition”



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Doug’s 4-Wheelers in Pella, IA

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

Dave Brevard saw Doug’s 4-Wheelers during a recent trip.

He writes, “On our way from North Carolina to the Willys Reunion in Missouri we detoured
and spent some time visiting our daughter in Iowa. The attached pictures show some of the Jeeps at a salvage yard about 4 miles east of Pella, Iowa. There are more there, but I wasn’t dressed properly to push through the tall weeds and investigate. All are really rough, but have lots of parts.”


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CJ-5 JeepRod

• CATEGORIES: Features, Jeep Rods, M-38A1

Colin forwarded this crazy thing. It is the same jeep Brian spotted in 2012. More pictures of this here.


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A Thoughtful Present

• CATEGORIES: Features

Gary’s renters in Maine knew he had a jeep. So, when there rental period ended, they left this present. The moose and the maps were an especially nice touch.


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April 14, 1944 Article from London News on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

Here’s a great shot of a jeep on rails from the April 14, 1944 issue of Illustrated London News.

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OOH! Point Post Card on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards • TAGS: .

Here’s another OOH! postcard. It’s not hard to see how OOH! Point got its name! (this photos below are from a previous version of the card).

“San Juan Scenic Jeep Tour, from OOHI Point looking down towards Hensen Creek Canyon midway between Ouray, and Lake Ciy, Colo.
mailed in 1969 from Ouray to Galesburg, Illinois.
Published by Noble Post Cards, Colorado Springs.
Condition very good.”

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It’s Book Launch Time!

• CATEGORIES: Features

Yeah, I know I said yesterday that I’d wait until next week, but Ann and I worked late into the morning to correct the last few details. In addition, the manuscript was approved quickly at Createspace. So, my first order of books arrives on Thursday the 12th. Those folks that bought pre-release readers versions will have their books shipped out on Friday the 13th.

So, if you weren’t a pre-release reader and want to get yourself or a friend a version, or just want to support eWillys, you can order books in two ways:

1) If you want a signed version, either email me at d@ewillys.com OR comment below. It’s $25 (which includes shipping).

2) If don’t care about it being signed, you can order the book through Createspace right now.

Want to learn more about the book, go to amberpanels.com. The novel, my first, combines thrills, chases, jeeps, art theft, and World War II. I’m told it’s a fast, fun read. Here are three reviews from pre-release readers:

David Eilers has written an exciting fast paced yet well balanced thriller. The compelling story spans both gritty and beautiful locations while making a jump from war-torn Europe to the supposedly peaceful American Northwest, all the while exposing the characters’ personalities in ways that add proper depth to the story. Likable but not perfect heroes, and sinister yet understandable villains. And somehow Dave weaves in jeep or two. I can recommend this book without reservation; however, it opens fast and keeps moving, so you may want to plan for reading it straight through. This book will also make great movie material. (In a way, it reminds me of Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest.)  – Guy Kathe

You know, I think this book is on par with most any well known author I’ve ever read, in fact it’s much better than a lot of the Clive cussler books. His stories are great but the banter between his characters sometimes is pretty unrealistic. – Bob Christy

Amber panels……..never would have picked up such a book in a bookstore…..skimmed thru it backwards and said…this is going to be boring. Not my cup of tea. Then.. I got bored and needed to read something…so I started in. Holy historical novel, batman, you have a HIT. Could NOT put it down. Another home run. Better than your last, which was great. I loved how you got jeeps involved. – Bill Foshay


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Fort Warren, WY, Postcard on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards

Here’s a postcard I hadn’t seen that Marc spotted.

“Postcard Era: Linen (primarily 1930’s & 1940’s)
Publisher: E.C. Kropp #27227N
Mailed: No
Condition: Good, with light edge wear and some foxing on the reverse. Please scans of both front and back of the 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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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?



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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.



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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: