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Update From Uruguay

• CATEGORIES: Features, International

Our Uruguayan bureau (Hugo Cicalese) filed this report. Thanks for the update!

I have not looked at you page recently because I was enjoying holidays and driving my CJ-3A. I spent a complete month in the East! In”the East” is where the ocean beaches are located. I took a couple photos while out driving his jeep. The only problem he encountered was a temporally stuck valve seal. Once the engine heated up, it loosened and worked fine.
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Wondering around with the Jeep was fantastic! Very nice weather (not very hot or rainy, it happens sometimes). The day I came back I got some rain in the road, nothing to bother with a bikini top.

Next day looking at the news, I read that only 60 km east of me in Punta del Este there was a huge storm (summer storm with lots of rain) and I found this picture in the newspaper. Funny isn’t it?

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It is a street full of water, and during the storm the MB could not make it (obviously problem of the driver!!!). Notice in the background there’s a new jeep waiting. 

One day while on vacation I visited Piriapolis. I spotted several  low hood Jeeps in amazingly very good shape. Around 5. Several CJ5 but these are easier to find. I only had my shorts, no camera or cell!!” 

 
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India’s Rajputana Jeep Club

• CATEGORIES: Features, International

There’s an article on the gulf news website about the Rajputana Jeep Club. The group has 29 members with a variety of older jeeps. Nice to see them fixing and running them.

http://gulfnews.com/culture/people/a-club-of-jeep-enthusiasts-in-india-1.1956225

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1960ish MItsubishi Jeep Mailer on ebay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, CJ-3B, Features, International, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

Here’s an unusual mailer for the Mitsubishi jeeps.

“Original part color folder , 8.5 x 4 folded , 8.5 x 12 unfolded , has many pieces of tape at tears at folds , has some small tears at the edges , has a rub mark with paper loss on the cover in an area about 1 x 1 inch.”

View all the information on eBay

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Roger & Jim Martin near Son Netherlands

• CATEGORIES: Features, International

Roger sent us a second report: “This near Son, Netherlands  where my dad jumped in the Market Garden invasion September 17th 1944. My dad Jim Martin and I rode in a convoy of military vehicle.  This GPW Jeep belongs to Han Pulles. My friend  Kevin and I rode in Han’s Jeep with his son Barry. Dad road in one of the trucks. We had a great time. Thanks to Han and his son Barry for taking us along for the ride!”

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Roger Martin and his Father Jim “Pee Wee” Martin in the Netherlands

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Museums

UPDATE: Roger called me to provide a little additional info. First, the “young lady” with whom Jim is shaking hands is actually the Prime Minister of Defense for the Netherlands. Apparently, there were numerous other dignitaries and security was tight. 

I’m taking a break for the night, but don’t worry. Roger Martin and his father Jim “Pee Wee” Martin have been busy in the Netherlands. Roger’s father was invited over to participate in some WWII events and visit numerous museums. I can’t say exactly which photos go with which musuem, but they are still interesting to look at. Thanks for all the photos Roger!

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Roper Marting (left) and his father Jim Martin (right).

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Another Report from Willys Am Tegernsee

• CATEGORIES: Event, International

Christian and his group of jeep enthusiasts gathered together once again. He reports they had fun, despite some heavy rain. Joining them was a couple from the UK, James and Annie, who are traveling around Europe in their Willys MB. I’m hoping to find out if James and Annie are reporting on their adventure online.

http://www.willys-am-tegernsee.de

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3 Interesting Jeeps from South America

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Unusual • TAGS: , .

This first wagon is from Uruguay and was shared by Christian del Manya. It’s an early three-row IKA Rural wagon built on a pickup 4×4 chassis. He included an ad for it down below.

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Photos of the second and third interesting jeeps were found in this collection of photos:

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2016 Willys Am Tergensee Head to Italy

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features, International

Christian shared the news that the jeep-group he started is heading to Italy this year. He wrote, Right now we’re about to prepare for a trip down to Italy, where they celebrate the Liberation (Liberatione) on April 25th and a group of Jeep-enthusiasts started una colonna della liberta in 2006. Every year it takes place in a different region of Italy. This time it’ll be in the Padova area. We’ll roll down to there with a group of 11 Jeeps to join the Colonna with its about 150 WW2-US-military-vehicles.”

You can learn more here (in German) http://www.willys-am-tegernsee.de

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1948 Photos of International Refugee Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Old Images

These images of an International Refugee jeep in West Germany were part of Barbara Reinfeld’s journal. Journals were provided to refugees to document their experiences. You can learn more about the young woman’s diary here:

http://recordingvoices.blogspot.com/2012/08/barbara-reinfelds-refugee-camp-diary.html

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Yue Loong Chinese Jeep Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, International

This CJ-6ish jeep has no fuel inlet on the driver’s side. It also appears to have some kind of Tuxedo Park package (front bumper for example). Price is a crazy $99! It’s listed as a 1958 CJ-3B brochure.

“Original part color folder , 7.5 x 10.5 folded , 15 x 10.5 unfolded , has 2 horizontal folds , text in Chinese and English .”

View all the information on eBay

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Dutch Couple Drives from India to Lebanon

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

In 1966 the Jeep News Magazine reported on a 14,000 mile trip by Mr. And Mrs. J. Th. van Reijsen of the Netherlands.

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Casa Willys Restaurant in Colombia

• CATEGORIES: Features, International • TAGS: .

Gayland forwarded these pics from a co-worker of his who visited Colombia. It’s a Casa Willys Restaurant (notice the sign in the upper right of the first photo) located in Salento, Colombia. It’s well rated by Trip Advisor.

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MBs & GPWs at Tegernsee

• CATEGORIES: Features, International

This article out of Germany includes over forty photos of restored MBs and GPWs. They all gathered at Tegernsee. http://www.merkur.de/lokales/region-tegernsee/gmund-ort65533/willys-tegernsee-oldtimer-treffen-alten-jeeps-5507644.html

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Unique Colombian Jeep Bike

• CATEGORIES: Features, International

If you weren’t convinced yet that Colombians are jeep crazy, check out this unique bike. There are a some other jeeps and a few jeep trucks also shown at this link.

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Jeeps Article from 1953 Cars Magazine

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Magazine

These old car magazines are such fun to explore. The August 1953 issue of Cars Magazine had an article about jeeps. The magazine also contained a strange story from Idaho about the Brink and a Half Club, which seems to involve dunking your vehicle into the Clearwater River. While the article claims US95 hugs the Clearwater River for 150 miles, according to wikipedia the Clearwater is only 75 miles long. I think the author may have confused the Clearwater with the Salmon River.

Finally, I’ve also included an odds-n-ends page which includes a Ford automobile testimonial by noted criminal John Dillinger and the earliest example of a double-ender vehicle I’ve ever seen.

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This is the full two-page jeep article blended together. The text can be read in the image below.

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Page 1 of the article.

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Interestingly, no mention of any asian companies jeep efforts mentioned.

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No mention of Vic Hickey made in reference to the top photo. This article from Car Craft does a much better job of covering Hickey.

 
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1981 Viasa CJ-6 Italy 12,000 Euro

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, CJ-6, International • TAGS: .

Seth found this Viasa CJ-3B/CJ-6 for sale in Italy. Good condition and nice top.

http://www.autobelle.it/annunci/vendo_jeep_willis_viasa_cj6_182618.php

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Dutch Army M-38A1 Photos

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Old Images

Charles shared a variety of Dutch Army photos with M-38A1s in them.

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French Diesel CJ-3A Ad

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, International

Charles shared this ad for a diesel CJ-3A.

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Australian Review of the 1958 CJ-3B

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Old Images, Old News Articles

The August 11, 1958, issue of the Sydney Morning Herald featured a long review of the CJ-3B, whose parts were imported into Australia and then assembled there. You can review the article at Google news as it original appeared or read my re-arranged version (for space purposes) below. The reviewer’s biggest complaint was due to the way the jeep is converted from left to right-hand drive, leaving the gearshift to the left of the transfer case shifters.

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From the August 11, 1958 issue of the Sydney Morning Herald Page 5.

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Santa From Australia

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

One more Santa post. Jalopnik posted this rendition of Santa driving a ‘jeep’ that was painted by Australian James Higgins Quirk in the 1950s. The original image is part of a digital collection at the Museum Victoria.

http://museumvictoria.com.au/collections/items/1486013/digital-photograph-cartoon-santa-claus-driving-car-circa-1950s

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Swedish CJ-3A Jeepen Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, International

I may not be able to read this brochure from Sweden, but I like the pictures :-). I guess no one else on eBay could read it either, which is why I got it for next to nothing.

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1950 M-38 Balangas, Philippines $10,000

• CATEGORIES: International, M-38

Looks like a line up of jeeps behind the M-38.

“Frame off restoration, All Original; less than 20 Kilometers since restoration; T90 3spd, 4wd; runs perfectly; kept in garage; canvas in good shape; black out lights.”

http://www.warjeeps.com/jss/sale/adj834/adj834.html

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1969 Photo of Haifa Israel Factory on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Old Images

Provides a good look at the dash assembly.

“This is a Type I Original News Press Wire Service Photograph.”

View all the information on eBay

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Pics From Charles

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Museums

Just a few posts tonight.

This jeep is featured at a Brussels military museum (Royal Armed Forces Museum?)

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Here are some miscellaneous photos:

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Jeeps Produced in San Paulo

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Magazine • TAGS: .

This photograph is part of a Popular Mechanics article from October, 1959. The article highlights the success American car manufacturers were having by producing cars in the San Paulo region, which the writer describes as the ‘Chicago’ of South America.

You can read the entire article here

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Lined-up Jeeps await delivery outside the Willys-Overland of Brazil factory at Sao Bernardo do Campo, Sao Paulo’s industrial suburb. This expanding plant will soon be producing 250 Jeeps, cars and station wagons per day.