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Postcard of CJ-5 at Beaver Lake Lodge on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards • TAGS: .

This Beaver Lake Lodge CJ-5 in Marble, Colorado, was setup for tours. I wished there was a better photo of the jeep.

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“This is a Vintage Original Postcard, all the cards we sell are in VG or better condition, there are no tears or creases, unless otherwise noted in the item description. The MATCHSETS mark on the listing image is an online watermark only, never on the original item you will receive . All the postcards listed are STANDARD SIZE CARDS 5 1/2″ by 3 1/2″ unless otherwise noted”

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Our Gang Ice Racers Get Some TV Exposure

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing, videos • TAGS: .

The local Denver CBS Affiliate covered the Our Gang Ice Racers.

 
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The ‘Jeep’ Caravan Ad from 1947

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old News Articles

This ad for a ‘Jeep’ Caravan was published in The Wilmington Morning Star on November 04, 1947.

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Barrett Jackson Surrey MB

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Colin spotted this Surrey-fied MB at Barrett Jackson yesterday. He also saw the “Tender” that was posted last month there.

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1941 Article about the New Jeeps

This article was published in the May 20, 1941, issue of the Evening Star. It’s rare to see a Willys MA in newspaper photos.

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1944 Photo of MacArthur Returning to the Philippines

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This photo was published in the November 12, 1944, issue of the Evening Star.

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1947 ‘One Versatile Vehicle for 1001 Jobs’ Ad

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This ‘One Versatile Vehicle for 1001 Jobs’ ad was published in the March 28, 1947, issue of the Wilmington Morning Star.

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1945 Photo of Toy Jeeps w/ Real Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

This is all for today (well this and the two videos below). We are still out camping.

These toy jeeps were part of the Seventh War Loan drive. Given the date this was published (July 19, 1945), could these have been the early Al-Toy jeeps?

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And, here’s a video highlighting the Seventh War Loan Drive (that includes the Iwo Jima sculpture unveiling).

 
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Alan Hassell’s 1955 M-38A1

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Panama City, Florida’s, News Herald featured this video and story about Alan Hassell’s M-38A1.

https://www.newsherald.com/news/20190107/retired-colonels-restored-jeep-is-armed-and-ready-photos

 
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New Industry at Willys Overland’s Former Property

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

This news report from Toledo shared the news that Willys Overland’s former plant property is now being used by the Dana Corp and others.

https://www.13abc.com/content/news/Willys-Overland-creating-jobs-again-502929891.html

 
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Mac Wood’s Dune Shooters

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards

They aren’t jeeps, but these rigs surf the Silver Lake sand dunes with passengers, and have been doing so since 1930. I’ve included some post cards of older dune tour vehicles below. To see all pics, or to schedule your next dune ride, check out Mac Wood’s Dune Rides here.

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Ford Authority’s Ford Jeep ‘History’

• CATEGORIES: Features

This article takes some liberties with jeep history.

http://fordauthority.com/2019/01/its-time-to-buy-a-no-reserve-1942-ford-jeep/#comment-375328

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1943 American Car Company Ad

This May 23, 1943, American Car Company Ad was published in the Evening Star, out of Washington, D. C.. Given Bantam lost the production contract in 1941, it seems an unusual ad, especially many folks probably hadn’t heard of nor seen a Bantam vehicle.

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1950s Postcard of Salty Johns, Junior and Their Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards

UPDATE: Here’s another postcard of Salty Johns on eBay.

This postcard shows Salty Johns, his dog Junior, and his “Flashy” jeep. Salty’s real name was Vernon Johns. He worked as the Audubon Society Wildlife Warden for Lydia Ann Island. He also brought some color to the Port Aransas, Texas, beaches. That sure is an unusual bumper setup.

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1945 “Jeep is Here” Announcement

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This October 3, 1945, ad from Willys-Overland was published in the Evening Star, based in Washington, D.C.. The ad announces the appointment of Willys of Washington as an area distributer.

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Jeep Motor Powered Weed Cutter

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine

A Popular Science March 1954 photo and caption highlighted the use of a jeep engine as the driver of a centrifugal pump that creates a water jet capable of powering an aquatic mower.

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1959 IKA Wagon Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

The price has been dropped to $11.25 (plus $4.95 shipping) for this 4-page brochure.

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“1959 Willys Jeep Estanciera Sales Brochure & Specifications In Spanish Text.
The inside pages have several illustrations of the Jeep doing various jobs.
The back page has a list of specifications.
Pages: 4
Details: W 8.5 x H 11 x D 0.1”

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A Kaiser-Jeep Bolide XJ-002 Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

I stumbled onto the below video of the Bolide XJ-002 after doing some searches based on the post related to the XJ-001. The video is part of a larger All-Par article (see more photos here).

Now I’m wondering if the Parmely body was based originally on this XJ-002 body design. The Parmley looks like it’s a little more practical, convertible version of the XJ-002.

Unlike the XJ-002, which was designed on a Jeepster Commando chassis, the XJ-001 was atop a CJ-5 chassis. The Parmely was also designed to fit a CJ-5 chassis, so its lines couldn’t be as long nor sleek as the XJ-002.

The video isn’t the most compelling piece of work, but it manages to record some unusual history. As of 2010, this vehicle was reportedly undergoing restoration.

 
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1971 Photo of the XJ 001 Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This is a press photo of the XJ 001. If you don’t remember, this prototype jeep was built on the CJ-5 chassis and power by the 360CI AMC V-8. Essentially, it was a 4WD muscle car. You can read about the vehicle on Hemmings. Unfortunately, the prototype was destroyed in an accident as it was being transported. The article also indicates some folks called the 1998 Jeepster prototype the ACT II of the XJ-001.

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Here’s a photo from the internet that shows the front:

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1950? Parts Department Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This is an odd brochure. It’s titled, “Let’s Keep Them Running”. The front page has some of the poorer illustrated trucks and wagons. All the vehicles look a little off in terms of size and styling.

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“Original salesman’s part color catalog , 8.5 x 11 , 12 pages , 3 file holes at edge , shows and describes the parts dept. and including merchandising information with photos .”

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1950? Willys Overland Service Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Here’s another unusual brochure. It’s titled, “What Good Service Can Mean”. It includes an questionnaire, which is at the end of the list of images.

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“Original salesman’s part color catalog , 8.5 x 11 , 12 pages , 3 file holes at edge , also includes non color sales sheet , 8.5 x 11 , 2 pages , shows and describes Willys service department”

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The Quiz:

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DJ-5 BBQ Grille Athens, TX $4000

• CATEGORIES: Features, trailer • TAGS: .

Given non-running DJ-5s can be picked up for under $1000, I’ll be curious to see if this sells for the asking price. No description provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/344281486145920

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1950 Salesman Brochure & Quiz on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

The title of this brochure is “The Other Side of the Picture”. The document is design for Willys Overland Salesman. There’s a quiz at the end of the brochure.

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“Original salesman’s part color catalog , 8.5 x 11 , 12 pages , 3 file holes at edge , also includes non color sales sheet , 8.5 x 11 , 2 pages , shows various Willys features , descriptions , etc”

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1958 Truck Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: This is form D DM-5 for trucks.

“1958 Original Jeep Pickup Truck mailer sales brochure folder.
All of the pages are shown in the photographs. The photos are of the exact item you will receive.
Measures 5.5 x 8.5 inches and folds out to 2 times the cover size.
Print Code: Form No. D DM-5
I only charge shipping for one item on multiple item purchases. Please see my eBay store for additional items. Add all of the items to your shopping cart then click on combine shipping for the discount or request a total before paying and I will adjust the shipping charges and send you an invoice.”

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David Tracy Compares a CJ-2A vs. a Roxor

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

I went over to Seattle on Wednesday and back to Pasco on Thursday morning. Just one post today.

This seems like a good idea … David Tracy compares a CJ-2A to a Roxor. Which won? Check it out: