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Photo of Mighty Mites Ready for Transport on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Mighty Mites, Old Images

Marc found this great photo.

“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.”

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Custom Mower Ormand Beach, FL $400

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual • TAGS: .

Not bad.

“One of a kind Jeep/lawn tractor. Based on a Craftsman rider with a 21 HP. engine and runs good.
Great fun for the kids young and old. Dare to be different you will have fun at the same time.
Asking $400.00 or best Cash or trade offer. Will consider all offers.
Will not answer Emails without contact information. If interested CALL 386-615-4739”


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Canadian Army Photo from Italy on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Old Images

This appears to be a Slat Grille MB.

Sicily: Canadian jeep passes by on its way to Enna.

note on condition:Photo top right edge has some bends to it, small edge tears and finish has come off in one place.

8 x 8 black and white original photo – Canadian Army official Photo with press release describing the photo in details, and dated. Press release is stapled to photo. “Jumping_Packrats” text is not on original photo. Back of the photo is stamped ” – Please Credit – CANADIAN ARMY PHOTO (Printed in Canada) and there is also a serial number penciled in. Photos are boarded and bagged and shipped in hard-board mailers.”

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1956 Article about the Super Drake on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine

While the concept of the Super Drake was tested, I don’t believe it ever achieved production (at least I couldn’t find anything about it).

“An Original 1956 ONE-Page pictorial that was removed from a vintage Magazine. Perfect size to mat and frame, it measures 6½ x 9¼ inches.

Article Excerpt: “With eight wheels, all of them powered, the Army’s latest amphibious vehicle, the Drake, can outride the heaviest surf.”

Shown on bottom of page is the first 2 1/2-ton Duck, the 4-ton Superduck and the Drake.”

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Life Magazine Photos from May 23, 1944

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Old Images • TAGS: .

John forwarded these two great photos. I couldn’t find these published in any specific issue of the magazine.



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Dayton Rubber Ad from Life Magazine

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This MB Slatgrille ad appeared in the May 22, 1944 issue of Life Magazine on page 20.


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MD Juan’s Press Release from the 2013 Willys Reunion

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

Rommel Juan, CEO of MD Juan, asked if I’d publish this press release about the company’s experience at this year’s 2013 Willys Spring Reunion.


This picture is used courtesy of the CJ-3B Page. Left to right is Bob Christy, Rommel Juan, Bob Westerman, and Keith Buckey.

Jeep body builder meets the jeep community in the USA

Nothing beats the thrill and excitement of being with people who share your passion and love for jeeps. These were the feelings of Rommel Juan, chief executive officer of MD Juan Enterprises, the Philippine-based manufacturer of replacement jeep bodies and parts as he shared lots of light moments with fellow jeep enthusiasts in a recent jeepers reunion.

For the first time, MD Juan Enterprises was recently invited to attend and make a technical presentation at the 21st Annual Spring Midwest Willys Jeep Reunion last May 17-19, 2013 at the Clarion Inn and Convention Center at Hudson, Ohio, USA.


This photo is published courtesy of the CJ-3B Page.

This is the first time that we have attended a reunion of civilian jeep enthusiasts of this magnitude. Over 100 restored civilian jeeps were on exhibit and we were pleasantly surprised when seven of them approached us to show us their jeeps restored using our body tubs and parts. One of them, Dave, even proudly exhibited right beside our booth his vintage Willys MB jeep that was restored using an MD Juan body tub”, he says.

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July 6th & 7th Car Show in Saugerties, NY

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

This New York Car show happening in July hopes to bring in military vehicles this year.

Larry wrotes, “Our little town puts on a real nice car show, vintage, hod rods, rat rods, trucks etc. This year its a 2 day event due to the fact its the tenth year anniversary of the car show. If you go to the web site you will see the great things the sponsors do with the money. This year the Ulster County Veterans purchased a home for the vets and the funds received will be donated to them. The sponsors are great people plus JEEP dealers. The sponosors asked me to get as many military vehicles as possible for the show, as a show of gratitude for the vets and there new home.”

You can read more about this care show here.



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1961 Photo of Chicago FC Fire Jeep on eBay

Marc spotted this photo.

“8×10 photo, hand-printed in a home darkroom by the seller.
Chicago, Illinois Fire Department Little John – 674.
1961 Willy’s Jeep – CFD Shop high pressure deluge unit. No other information available.
Richard M. Adelman collection. Negative #5084.
Prints are shipped in a durable photo mailer within 12 hours of receipt of payment.”

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Charles Shared These photos from Belgium

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Charles writes, “Here are some photo’s from the belgian army and one of the famous dutch mareechaussee ( dutch police force — bottom pic)”

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1984 Photos of CJ-7 Jeep Train on eBay

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The Lincoln Road Mall appears to be in Miami.

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Man, a Jeep and his Dog Photo

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

“You are bidding on an Authentic Original Press Photograph used by a Published Newspaper. Man poses with his dog and Jeep Press Photo 70. You are bidding on an original press photo See Scan Below ~ Photo is 8 x 10 in size.”

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Truck Hy Rail Photo on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

Marc found this photo.

“You are bidding on an Authentic Original Press Photograph used by a Published Newspaper. 1953 Jeep equipped with flanged guide wheels,cab & caboose Press Photo 64. You are bidding on an original press photo See Scan Below ~ Photo is 8 x 10 in size.”

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Ramsey’s Heavy Duty Double Winch

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

Anyone ever seen one of these in person? I found this in a 1957 Ramsey brochure I bought.

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1953 Yakima Ridge Runners Photo

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This photo was formerly on eBay and shows a couple of drivers from  Yakima Ridge Runners jeep club racing across the desert.

“You are bidding on an Authentic Original Press Photograph used by a Published Newspaper. 1953 Jack Nettleship airborne in jeep Press Photo 72. You are bidding on an original press photo See Scan Below ~ Photo is 8 x 10 in size.”


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1953 Wally Klingele Photo on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Here’s a second photo that show Wally Klingele racing up a hill in Yakima.

“You are bidding on an Authentic Original Press Photograph used by a Published Newspaper. Wally Klingele climbs up The Hill at Jeep Roadeo Press Photo 73. You are bidding on an original press photo See Scan Below ~ Photo is 8 x 10 in size.”

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1942 Willys Overland Photos on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Marc spotted a bunch of these. View rfleetjr’s historic Willys photos

“You are bidding on an original 4 x 5 press photo of Toledo OH Willys-Overland Motor Co Military Jeep coming off assembly line. Photographer Unknown. Dated 6/26/1942. The following stamps are on the back of the photo: NEA”

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FJ-3, FJ-6, and Forward Control Original Manuals **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features, FJ

All these are sold. I’ll keep this here for historical purposes.


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1946 How Light is Light Pamphlet on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

Steve pointed out this engineering report from Willys Overland.

“original SAE engineering report , 8.5 x 11 , 12 pages , last two pages are torn with small piece of paper missing at edge , this report was presented by Willys Overland in January 1946 and describes light cars in the US and compares various light cars . The Jeep was not mentioned but it was the only “light car” being produced by Willys Overland at this time .”

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Baltimore Sun Wire Photo on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This is labeled the “Relunctant Turtle”. Marc spotted this on eBay.

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East Coast Willys Carb Raffle

• CATEGORIES: Features

East Cost Willys is raffling off a Carter Carb.

“We are starting our new raffle till the cj5one starts. As of today we are please to announce the East Coast Willys Association will be raffling off a rebuilt Carter WO carburetor, AC-572 Single Action mechanical fuel pump, and a carter glass bowl fuel filter. These were all original and professionally rebuilt by Rick’s carburetor, fuel pump and filter service. This is a great kit for those who are rebuilding a willys jeep. We will raffle off 500 tickets at $1.00 each. All proceeds go to club upkeep and expenses. Tickets can be purchased through paypal at info@eastcoastwillys.org, our
online store at www.eastcoastwillys.org, or contact for address or phone number to send check/money order or over the phone credit card payment.”

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Wed. June 19th: House on the Rock & Steve

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<– Day 46 – Tues. June 18th: Shabu Shabu and Pipes | Trip Overview | Day 48 – Thurs. June 20th: Meeting Karson’s Team –>


Steve and I in front of this CJ-2A on a beautiful midwest afternoon.

On Wednesday we drove from Dodgeville, Wisconsin, to Kearney, Nebraska.


On Wednesday June 19th we drove from Dodgeville, Wisconsin, to Kearney, Nebraska.

In 1993, I visited the House on the Rock near Dodgeville, Wisconsin, for the first time. Mom, my sister, and my then ex-wife and I. We’d heard it was a popular place to visit, but no one could really describe why. After our visit, I could see why people couldn’t explain it. All I knew is that some day I hoped to experience it again.

On Wednesday (20 years after the first visit) I returned. I told Ann that you have to see the place to believe it. It starts with an unusual house built on a rock (actually part of it is cantilevered over the rock) and then becomes a series of collections and spaces ands spectacles. I told here there would be music, a giant whale, and the world’s largest carousel.

I felt beating the large crowds would make the experience even more enjoyable, so we arrived at their 9am opening time. The cost is $28 per person and the fact that I didn’t balk at that must have surprised Ann. Arriving early worked well. We spent most of our time wandering through the maze of paved streets and hallways by ourselves, armed with tokens to play all the different music machines (I’d advise getting at least $5 dollars worth of tokens.)

I won’t go into the history of how Alex Jordan created this amazing spectacle, but it seems a meeting with Frank Lloyd Wright and some subsequent spite played a huge role on why Jordan landed atop a rock. Just enjoy the pictures.


Here’s the entrance.

The house is made up of two parts. A long walkway connects the two. All of it has a Japanese theme. There’s lots of limestone, small spaces and neat angles. The infinity room is the most spectacular spot.

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Tues. June 18th: Shabu Shabu and Pipes

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<– Day 45 – Mon. June 17th: Three Museums & Steve | Trip Overview | Day 47 – Wed. June 19th: House on the Rock & Steve –>


Jeff and I in his shop’s showroom. The large brown book in my hand is the ‘bible’ on Wurlitzer Organs written and given to me by Jeff.

On Tuesday we started out in Chicago, then drove to Dodgeville, Wisconsin.


On Tuesday afternoon we drove from Chicago, Illinois, to Dodgeville, Wisconsin.

After a long night’s sleep, Tuesday we drove into Chicago to visit with Jeff Weiler, owner of JL Weiler, Inc. Jeff’s company specializes in the restoration and conservation of high pressure pipe organs. He wanted to show us his shop and the work he was doing on a Wurlitzer Organ from Sydney Australia and a second one that is being installed in downtown Chicago at St. John Cantius Church.


This series of binary relays represents the Wurlitzer Pipe Organ’s ‘computer’. It is complex and requires a great deal of wiring.


Of course, on this trip we’ve learned a thing or two about wiring! Here is the third harness weaver we’ve seen during our journey!


All the pipes and instruments have to be tuned. Here’s the contraption jeff uses to insure the completed organ sounds the way it should.


To properly rebuild the organs, Jeff has saved many documents. Here is just some of the Wurlitzer documents he has to reference. Here Tom and Jeff show me some of the blueprints they own.

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Formerly Top Secret “Jumping Jeep”

• CATEGORIES: Features

Dan spotted this article about an unusual ‘jeep’ idea. Make sure to check out the video of it in action.

“It was designed to leap over small buildings in a single bound, but it never got off the ground.
Military contractor BAE Systems has unveiled a once-top secret “Jumping Jeep” that was under development in the 1960’s.
Designed by the British Aerospace Corporation, one of BAE’s predecessors, the off and above-roader was envisioned to be used as a go-anywhere reconnaissance vehicle.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/06/18/top-secret-jumping-jeep-uncovered/#ixzz2WdFDirJI


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2006 MB Clock on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

Marc forwarded this clock on eBay.

“This 1:32 scale model of the classic Willys Jeep was issued by Daimler Chrysler in 2005. It was a limited edition and the only model of the Jeep that featured a fully-functional alarm clock.”


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