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Prospecting Brochure For Dealers

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This 11″x17″ brochure, targeting jeep dealers and sales personnel, is large enough to be framed. However, since it is printed on both sides, it doesn’t make much sense as a poster.

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Ford GP Camp Croft Postcard on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, Postcards

Good look at a Ford GP.

“VINTAGE POSTCARD – CONDITION: VG/some corner wear *SEE SCANS BELOW OF BOTH SIDES. DATE/ERA: c1940s. Standard Size 3.5×5.5 Inches.”

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Pig-Jeep Christmas Coin Card on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Postcards

An odd Christmas-jeep-pic-coin combo card.

“This vintage Christmas greeting card is unused with no envelope. Has line of discoloration on front from age and storage. 4 3/8 x 5 3/8″.”

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More Pics From Charles

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Some more random pics courtesy of Charles.
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Cards Featuring Bantam-like Image

• CATEGORIES: Features

UPDATE: There’s another set of Bantam BRC-60-like cards on eBay. I’ve got a set of these (those are mine pictured below). Pretty neat!

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July 1966 Las Brisas Menu Surrey on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Documents, Features • TAGS: .

Here’s another Las Brisas Menu from 1966. I have one from August of ’66. This one is from July.

“Date: July 30, 1966.
Restaurant: Las Brisas Hotel.
Location: Acapulco, Mexico.
Size when open: 14 x 23 inches – 3 panel card stock menu.
The World’s Only Hotel With Room Service By Jeep.”

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UPDATE: MVPA Route 66 2017 Convoy

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

Joe-in-Mesa joined the MVPA last weekend (You can track the convoy’s progress here) while they were camped in Williams, Arizona.  He filed this report with photos!:

“I trailered my ’42 GPW up Friday to join in the festivities thru Sunday morning. She ran pretty well, despite not liking cold morning air and me forgetting to tighten the points adjustment securing screw (oops). I understand 47 MVPA vehicles rode into Williams, and our Phoenix area clubs brought up another half dozen-ish. Our AMVCC club treated them to breakfast Saturday morning at the vehicle parking encampment. It was truly a perfect weekend: the vehicles, venue, weather, and so many great people!”

I’ve attached about 14 of the many pics I took, focusing on the jeeps. My GPW shows up at least 5 times since I wanted to include the Rt 66 and Grand Canyon RR images that were the backdrop to the whole event.

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Mail Carrier Put 138,000 Miles on Wagon

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

The February 1955 issue of Kaiser Willys News showcased a mail carrier who put 138,000 miles on a wagon in the Idaho/Yellowstone area.

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Kaiser Willys News Vs. Willys News

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

Not too long after Kaiser acquired Willys-Overland the company introduced a dealer news periodical. What I learned recently is that initially the periodical was called Kaiser Willys News. It wasn’t until March of 1955 that the Kaiser name was dropped and it was renamed Willys News. Apparently, it was felt that the jeep dealers needed different information and support from that of the auto dealers? I don’t know for sure, but it makes sense.

Here are examples of each periodical.

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Maverick Dealer’s Contest Award on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This is some kind of award related to dealers and the Jeep-Maverick partnership. Anyone know more? Seller describes it as a “Maverick Sponsorship ERA”

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Porcelain Jeep Engine Sign **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: **SOLD** on eBay.

Cool sign. Bidding is up to $307 already. No description or size estimate provided.

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1955 Trip from Fairbanks to Argentina

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine • TAGS: .

(Today’s only post)

Last night I scanned an article from the February 1955 issue of Kaiser Willys News and prepared it for this morning. But then I made the mistake of doing a google search on Pedro Rocasalvo, the twenty-six-year-old from Argentina mentioned in the article. Down the rabbit hole I went ….

It turns out that the article below barely skimmed the surface of the adventure.  First of all, Pedro Rocasalvo was not traveling solo. He was traveling with his brother, Carlos. They started around 1946 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on bikes. It took them 27 months to reach Los Angeles (and here). From there, they continued to Fairbanks on their bikes, making it in July of 1948.

As best as I understand, they were given a hero’s welcome and a jeep by the mayor of Fairbanks. Once they began their trip south, they picked up a dancer, Celita Dextre, who spoke Spanish and English. By September 1948, they’d reached Bismarck, North Dakota.

Along their journey, the three took color film and several hundred slides. Pedro was supposed to be working on a book, too, but I can’t find any evidence it was published (most likely was published in Argentina).

Maybe Hugo Vidal can help out with this research …. there will be updates to this story!

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More Pics From Charles

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Here are some random photo Charles shared. I don’t have any information on the time period or location.

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1946 Testimonial from the Wachusett Country Club

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Documents, Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

The photo of the jeep underneath the letter shows it without bow holders, but with an extra spare tire carrier. Does this mean the country club ordered it this way? Were the bow holders ever installed? There have been a couple early 2As that appeared unrestored, but without bow holders. I’ve wondered if they could be ordered that way.

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WWII Vet and His Ford GPW

• CATEGORIES: Features

UPDATE: Yep, I fell for the story and didn’t check the “Willys MB” close enough. Thanks for correcting me guys!

Joe shared this story from the Wall Street Journal about a WWII vet who restored a 1942 GPW.

https://www.wsj.com/article_email/from-world-war-ii-to-today-a-veteran-and-his-restored-jeep-1507641024-lMyQjAxMTI3NjE0MDQxNjA2Wj/

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CREDIT: VFW Post 430 in Canyon, Texas, where this 1942 Jeep resides, and where Mr. Foran is a member.DELLA MOYER FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

 
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1960 Review of the CJ-6

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine

From “Wheels Magazine” (via eBay) comes this 1960 review of an Australian CJ-6.

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Heinz History Center Blog: Jeep as a Lady

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Magazine

Check out this article from the Heinz History Center. It’s even pretty accurate (I have my quibbles, but you can’t explain everything in a short blog article). Thanks to Mike for pointing me toward the article.

http://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/blog/western-pennsylvania-history/see-the-jeep-as-a-lady

Here’s a neat magazine cover that I hadn’t seen previously:

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This one you may have seen. It was going around Facebook:

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These two pages from a 1946 magazine ad are likely for sale, since it appears the image came from here: http://www.thejumpingfrog.com/?page=shop/flypage&product_id=1088408&keyword=tomboy&searchby=title&offset=0&fs=1

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1950s Jeep-A-Drill Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Mobile Drilling, Inc., produced this brochure about their Jeep-A-Drill product. there were there models (100-A, 100-b, 200), two powered by hydraulics and the cheapest one, the 100-A, powered by a hand crank.

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Unusual Ambulance Jeep

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

This unusual ambulance jeep was shared on Facebook. I’ve tracked down an additional photo that shows it’s got a standard gas inlet on the side, so I think this may have been a CJ-3A.

This vehicle is located in Vincennes, Indiana (still there??). I’d really like some better photos of this. I’ll offer an Alaska Or Rust T-shirt and my everlasting gratitude if someone could get some more pics of this unusual rig.

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Photos: 2017 Southeast Willys Jeep Get Together

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features

Buz shared some photos from yesterday’s 2017 Southeast Willys Jeep Get Together. He estimated there were thirty jeeps in attendance. http://www.southeastwillysjeepgettogether.com

This first pic is actually from Merlin Hansen. It shows Rick Palchoski (Old Jeep Carbs) holding a clinic at the event.

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Here are Buz’s photos:

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1950ish Canfield Wrecker Brochure

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

I really like this brochure. Includes some nice visuals of the Canfield Wrecker stowed in the back of the truck and jeep.

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1960s White Automotive Soft Top Brochures

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

White Automotive was based out of Colorado Springs, Colorado. The company sold different types of soft tops for a wide range of jeeps. They also sold tire covers, half-doors, spare-tire carriers, and other items. The brochures below are currently on eBay. The company also used the brand name Whitco and/or White Mfg. at times.

1. This one page brochure includes a dealer’s note. 

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2. White Automotive’s bikini top and half doors.

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3. This is an example of a brochure that uses the brand name “Whitco”.

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1960s Harris Dura Door Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Here’s a rare Harris Dura-Door one-page brochure on eBay. This fiberglass half door produced out of Bakersfield, California, for CJ-5s was also advertised in Four Wheel Magazine (see ad at bottom).

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This ad appeared in several Four Wheeler issues, including the June 1966 issue.

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Traci Clark’s Stude-A-Willys Article

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features

It you haven’t read it already, check out Traci Clark’s Stude-A-Willys article over at the Four Wheeler Network. It’s nice piece about a CJ-2A powered by a Model 6-170 Champion Studebaker engine. The roller-chain PTO is pretty interesting, too!

http://www.fourwheeler.com/features/1710-stude-a-willys/

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PHOTO CREDIT: Traci Clark & Four Wheeler Network

 
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Kayline Brochures on eBay

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

1. This Kayline brochure is back on eBay. These were produced out of Colorado but also marketed by Kelly Manufacturing east of the Mississippi.

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