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Story about UK MB Barn Find

• CATEGORIES: Features, International

A story about a MB barn find appeared in April at It’s been accompanied by some forum posts with more pics at HMVF.

The Story:
The Forum:


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1984 CJ-10 from Sweden

• CATEGORIES: International, Other 4x4s

Magnus wanted to share his beautiful CJ-10. I can’t think of a nicer one I’ve seen.

“Hi! Here is a pic of my CJ-10: 1984,3.3l diesel, dana 45,60,complete restored, probably unusual in usa.”


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1950 French Army Prototype Photo on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Old Images

Is this some type of Hotchkiss prototype?

“1950 French Army jeep driving near Paris Press Photo 90
You are bidding on an original press photo See Scan Below ~ Photo is 8 x 10 in size.”

View all the information on ebay



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Photo’s from Claus’ Trip to Namibia

• CATEGORIES: Features, International

Claus recently moved from South Africa to Namibia. As part of the move, he drove his restored CJ-2A to his new home. Reminds me of the Southwest.

He writes, “I drove my 48 all the way from Cape Town to my home town of Windhoek along dirt and gravel roads for a total of 1822km (about 1100 miles). Stunning adventure. The first 600km odd km’s up to the border was on tar road and mostly at night. I did that stretch, 589km to be exact in 11 hours with plenty of night driving, but I had to push it to escape bad weather which was following us from the south. The other 1200km odd km were just gravel road and I have a lot of pics. A friend joined me on the trip, didn’t think she would survive as it was wet and very cold at times but we had a blast. My jeep performed so well and I was so proud of her. Went at a slow pace no rush generally we were doing 100miles a day, find a farm were would could camp and off we went again – trip took 7 days.”

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Norbert’s Luaz 969M and his father’s Campagnola

• CATEGORIES: Features, International

A few days ago I featured Norbert’s Campagnola. Norbert forwarded these photos of his Luaz 969, which he restored, and his father’s Campagnola.

The Luaz before its restoration:



100_1268And after the restoration:


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A Couple South African Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: International, VEEP (VW Jeep), Scamp, Others • TAGS: , .

Marc forwarded these two jeeps for sale in South Africa. The first is a Gobex Jade Jeep, a kit jeep that is no longer produced. Marc’s trying to find out what happened to them.


The second jeep is a Badger Jeep, A veep-like kit car with a VW engine. What’s most interesting is that the tires are Desert Dog PCV Tires, yet the tires don’t include PCV like other PCV tires I’ve seen.

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Norbert’s Campagnola

• CATEGORIES: Features, International • TAGS: .

UPDATE: You can see more at Norbert’s site:

Norbert wrote me from Germany yesterday. He wanted to share pictures of his Campagnola. It’s a great looking vehicle!





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Two Photos from Alex

• CATEGORIES: Features, GPA (SEEP), International, Old Images

Alex, who directs Tahiti-Pacifique Magazine, forwarded these two photos.

For unknown reasons, the driver of this DUKW (thanks Bob) must have had quite a drive!

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Alex writes, “Photo of 1954 peace treaty delegation between the French and the Vietminh. The French army used mostly US WW2 surplus equipment in that war. The US took over after the 1954 defeat, Indochina became Vietnam, the Vietminh became Vietcong and the issue was the same 20 years later. “

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Old Photos from the Netherlands

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Old Images

Charles forwarded these photos.

These two photos are from a Venlo training school in the Netherlands.

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This is an old dutch army photo



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1975 CJ-6 Sweden

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6, Features, International

Jerk spotted this unusual CJ-6 with what I assume is a custom bed. It’s another odd ball.

“Google translation of ad;
Willys Jeep pickup sold due to lack of time!
It is 4×4 and right hand drive. Is the course so no sms or e-mail hears
I was by myself for the end! Sincerely Tobbe”


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Surfer Roxy in Alex’s CJ-3A

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Women & Jeeps

A US surfing celebrity called Roxy dropped by Moorea in Tahiti and borrowed Alex’s CJ3A  for some fashion shots. I personally think they cropped too much of the jeep, but I guess it is all about the model these days . . . On the bright side, he made a few bucks on the rental 🙂

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To Roxy’s credit, she could drive the jeep well. You can see more pictures of Alex’s jeeps (without Roxy) here

Here are some additional photos from the photoshoot

Finally, you can catch a quick glimpse of the jeep racing through the pinapple fields. You’ll have to watch a bunch of women in small bikinis to see it though. I’m sure you’ll all suffer through it just fine.

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More Photos from Europe

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Old Images

Charles forwarded these photos for our enjoyment.

1) entac rockets launched from belgian army jeep


2) belgian army – 5th Company Medical -Kassel (germany)


3) willys ran upto landmine – place ‘herkenbosch’ netherland


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1958 FC-170 in Sweden For Sale

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, International

Jerk forwarded this unusual FC-170 for sale in Sweden. Note the unusual bed, rear window, and rims.

“Renoveringsobjekt, gammal bärgningsbil med frisk ram, rak 6-cyl sidventilsmotor isärskruvad + en extra motor också i delar, ny packningssats till motorn finns, rostig hytt, extra front och dörrar finns, original winch monterad på kraftuttaget, kraftiga axlar, Dana 44 fram & Dana 53 bak, reg.papper från landsarkivet finns då det gamla fallit ur registret.”


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Vintage Photo of a Fiat Campagnola on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Old Images, Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

This is a great photo of an Italian Campagnola.

“Photo size is 3.5×5″ inches”

View all the information on ebay

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Photos from Moscow’s Lend/Lease Museum

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Museums

Charles discovered these photos taken at the Lend/Lease Museum in Moscow, Russia.









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Forward Control Van from HAMB

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Features, International

Buz spotted these two photos from HAMB. The photos were taken by Jack Brands. I tried to identify this European FC van, but didn’t have any luck. Anyone know? Ambulance maybe?

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Jeep Train in Colombia

• CATEGORIES: Features, International • TAGS: , .

Sebastian’s in Colombia for a week and forwarded this article regarding a jeep train in Colombia. Here are a few photos and the link to the article (it is in Spanish).

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1974 IKA 2WD CJ-6 **Status Unknown**

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

UPDATE: This was on eBay last year. **Status Unknown.

(11/24/2013) This Industrias Kaiser Argentina CJ-6 is the first I’ve found for sale. The seller’s wife brought this from Argentina. According to the CJ-3B Page, about 600 of these came with diesel engines.

“This is a rare specimine of a 1971 Kaiser Jeep CJ6 that has been garage kept for many years. My wife brought it to the US from Argentina where it was maintained to the last degree by a master mechanic. The body has absolutely 0% rust. That may be hard to believe but it is truly the case. It was originally a Dual Fuel Natural Gas primary with Gasoline Reserve tank vehicle but the EPA forced my wife to remove the NG tanks. I have no idea why in this day and age of alternative fuels the EPA would make her do this but they did. The tanks re-installed if you can find them in the market. The EPA forced her to leave the tanks behind. We are both self employed and have very little time to work with it but as I understand it, here is what it will require to get it running: Rebuild the carb, Probably a new battery, and it will need a new Hydraulic clutch & mastercylinder. Otherwise, it should be good to go. As you can see from the pictures, it is in amazing condition cosmetically. If you have any questions, I will be happy to answer them to the best of my ability. This “Fix-er-Upper” wont take too much “Fixin’-Up” to be an awesome collector for someone.”

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JeepFabrikken in Norway

• CATEGORIES: International, Website

John forwarded JeepFabrikken, a Norwegian based website.


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Gaz 67 on Facebook

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Other 4x4s

Marc forwarded a link to a Gaz 67 Facebook page out of the Ukraine.Газ-67-Иван-Виллис/127567624024640


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State Archives of Ukraine

• CATEGORIES: Features, GPA (SEEP), International, Old Images

Marc found these photos at the Ukraine State Archive website.

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1981 Dominican Republic License Plate on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Unusual

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Ever seen one of these?

“Authentic License Plates as shown – This is the only place on the entire planet which has issued (and they no longer do it) A special class of plate for a jeep.”


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More Old Photos from Europe

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Old Images

Charles forwarded these photos. The first one shows the former queen BEATRIX of the netherlands ( who just passed the crown to her son a few weeks ago).






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Belgium Resistance Photo on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Old Images

The bidding on this ended, but I’m sure it will get relisted.

“Hi, and welcome! Thanks for stopping by. You are looking at a 5×7 photograph printed on FujiFilm Crystal Archive emulsion paper depicting one of the first American Jeeps to penetrate into Germany during World War II. Driving the Jeep is T/5 Charles D. Hiller of East Syracuse, New York. Sitting next to him is a Belgian patriot in an American uniform, holding an M1 Garand. His name was Henri Souvee of Liege, Belgium. The photo was taken in Roetgen, Germany on September 10, 1944.”

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More Jeep Photos from Europe

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Charles forwarded these great photos taken in Europe.

The first is a ‘pension’ for Dogs and Cats . . . aka animal control.

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Here’s a nice looking service jeep created from a MB or GPW.service-station-tow-jeep