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The Road Runner & Wile E Coyote Comic

• CATEGORIES: Comics, Features

I’m not sure if the jeep is fast enough to catch the Road Runner.

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2 Austin Champs Miami, FL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Other 4x4s

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8500

(08/23/2012) This might not be a bad price.  One of these looks in pretty good shape.

“Very rare Jeep, 4×4 or 2×4, Austin Champ, 24Volts, everything water proof, four independent wheels heavy duty, 4 cylinder in line Rolls Royce. I have two ready to be restore, unfortunately I have no place and time to work on it. Both are in great shape, both engines are free, and one of them did runs.”

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1959 DJ-6A Photograph on eBay

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features, Old Images

This is an original photograph of the 2WD DJ-6A.  It begs the question, whatever happened to it?

” This is an “ORIGINAL PERIOD GLOSSY PHOTO” of WILLYS MOTORS LEFT SIDE VIEW OF DJ-6A JEEP DESIGN TRYOUT VEHICLE NO. 475 WITH TAIL GATE BUT NO TOP, photo date – 1959. The condition is very good and measures 8″ x 10″. (SORRY BUT ANY PINKISH HAZE REFLECTION THAT YOU SEE IN MY PHOTOS ARE FROM THE TRANSPARENCY WITH MY LOGO ON IT AND “NOT IN THE PHOTO”. I will be listing more military photos in the weeks to come of tanks, trucks, jeeps,etc. if you are interested.”

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Baier Ges-Gesch Lighter with Ashtray

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Here’s a Baier lighter and Ashtray.

“Vintage Baier Germany Ges Gesch 1950’s Lighter Truck Jeep w/ Wagon Ashtray. Length with the wagon attached is 9 1/8″. Height of the truck is 3″. Condition is good. It needs some polishing and cleaning up. The lighter is in the hood of the vehicle and the roof lifts for storing cigarettes. It is marked on the bottom Baier Ges Gesch. Please email me with any questions.”


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Ford GP photo from the Library of Congress

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

I ran across this photo of a Ford GP at the LIbrary of Congress.



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Old Warn Overdrive Ad

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, OD Saturn/Warn • TAGS: .

I was surprised to see this ad for Warn Overdrives in the September, 1965, issue of Popular Mechanics.



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Scrap Metal Jeep on Etsy $80

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

How about this metal jeep model DL01.  A full size version of this might be neat.  Only one of these available.

“All of these items are present in this detailed piece of art. Its articulated arms are made of connecting rods. The tractor treads are made of motorcycle chains.

– Expertly Hand-Made from recycled scrap metal
– Dimensions : 10″ X 6″ X 6″ (25 X 16 X 16 cms)
– Weight : 4.5 lbs (2 kgs)
– Extremely Limited Supply!
– Note: This statue may vary slightly from photograph due to the scarcity of materials.”

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1940s Veedol Tide Water WW2 Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This is the first time I’ve seen this ad.

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1955 Photograph of a Family with a CJ-3B in Boise on Etsy $3

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

The price is good on this great old photo.

“1955 FAMILY WITH THEIR JEEP was taken outside of Boise, Idaho. If memory serves, the man’s name was Cam McKenzie. The date is stamped “Week of July 18, 1955″ on the back.

Kodacolor Print paper. Glossy finish with sharp corners. Original Color photograph approximately 3 x 3 Inches in size. There is black paper stuck to the back at the corners where my father took the picture out of a photo album.”

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Fumigator on the back of Flattie

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Magazine • TAGS: .

This short blurb about a fumigator on the back of a jeep was published in the January, 1948, issue of Popular Mechanics and available for free at Google. It doesn’t indicate whether this is a custom unit or an aftermarket fumigator available for the jeep.  I see no indication it is powered by the jeep; it may be self contained.


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Santa Claus and Jeep Greeting Card on Etsy $4

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

How about this great old card showing Santa and a Jeep.  The card is 4″x 5″

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September 1956: Hunting with a jeep from Field & Steam

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine

UPDATE: Other than this cover, there are no jeeps inside the magazine.


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Unusual Envelope with Jeep and Soldiers on Etsy $10

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Postcards

Shipping is free. I would imagine this was originally a magazine cartoon? It has the look about it.

“1942 American Art Service – WWII Advertising Patriotic Humor Envelope -“Watch This Neat 3-Point Landing!”

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CJ-2A Pulls a Wagon for Hollywood

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine • TAGS: .

A December 1947 article in Popular Mechanics highlights the role support groups play in post-war remote Hollywood movie locations. Included is the below image of a jeep pulling a wagon. The article is pretty interesting.


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1949 Burleigh Woodie Wagon AD on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Sedan-jeep, Wood bodies • TAGS: , .

Here’s another unusual London woodie. Note it is an improved model, suggesting Burleigh made others.

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Article about ACF Brill Model C-10 Bus built on Willys Chassis

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

UPDATE: Guy found some great links regarding this Bus, which was also known as Jitney (see Steve’s links in the comments).  According to a New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center report dated September, 2010, there is no known C-10 in any collection.  The ATHS society believes at least 25 buses were built.  The Chassis is Willys, the Body is from ACF-Brill, and the model is C-10.  


This picture from Flickr shows the bus was branded Willys on the front. I was surprised to see that.


From 02/07/2013: This 1947article shows an example of ACF Brill Model C-10 Bus built on a Willys Chassis. Anyone heard or seen one of these? At least a few went to Atlantic City. These were designed as small, inexpensive buses for marginal lines.

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Follow Me Jeeps Photos

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

UPDATE:  Howard found this photo at warttimepress.com on the front of the October, 23, 1944 issue of Junior Scholastic.


Leo was cleaning up his files and ran across this unusual “Follow Me” Jeep photo.  He couldn’t remember where he found it, so if you happen to know a source, let me know.


As I looked for an originating source, I found a bunch more photos. I also learned that sometimes incoming gliders were moving too fast for the ‘follow me’ jeeps. In one case, instead of hitting the jeep, a glider tipped its wing upward to pass over the jeep, probably to the jeep driver’s surprise or relief. Here they are:

This was posted at the RAF Forum:


Here’s one taken last summer and posted on Flickr from the Duxford Military Vehicles Day


This one appeared at a 2004 Military Jeep Club of Queensland Swap Meet in Australia. This page is full of military jeeps, seeps, and more.


This follow me jeep was posted at 20th century GI.  There are more links to different shots of it.


This photo and article was published in the June 1944 issue of Popular Mechanics.


Ant then, there is this priceless one from the Belgian MIlitary Vehicle Trust:


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Jeep with 2000-Watt Searchlight for Border Patrol

• CATEGORIES: Features, International • TAGS: , .

The July 1956 Popular Science article doesn’t indicate which country ordered this special search light, but this mobile, self-contained spotlight put out some serious light.

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Railway Age article highlights the Usefulness of a Jeep

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

This article for sale on eBay comes from the October 9, 1949, issue of Railway Age.  It shows four different pictures of a jeep doing different railroad related tasks.

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Ouray Jeep Rentals Postcard on eBay

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

There are no jeeps pictured, but the card is pretty.

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3 Glass Jeep Candy Containers on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

I’ve never seen three of these for sale in one auction.

“Vintage Willy’s Jeep J.H. Millstein Co Glass Candy Container from WWII. Quantity of three.”

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CJ-2A Spraying in Hillsborough, FL, Circa 1950

• CATEGORIES: Features, Industrial-Welder-Generator, Old Images

I wish the picture was more of a closeup. This picture comes from Florida Memory.

“Hillsborough County Health Dept. Mosquito Control project fogging for pests. Early mosquito control spraying consisted of making a “thermal fog,” in which hot diesel oil was mixed with a DDT solution and then vaporized.”



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1944 Italy Postcard on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards

This postcard looks unusual.

“1944 Italy RARE military pc APO 512 signed NADIANI child soldier on jeep”

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Photograph of Man sitting on FC-150 on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Here’s an odd photo.

“Original Vintage Snapshot Photo Man on 1961 Jeep FC150 Pickup Truck Wreck in Forest dated 1968”

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1958 Jayhawk Dump Body for FC-150 Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, FC150-FC170-M677, Features • TAGS: .

This is another Jayhawk Dump body brochure for the FC-150.  There are several at $7.99.

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