Field Marshall Sir Thomas Albert Blamey was memorialized in a monument in the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne, Australia. It shows him standing while gripping part of a jeep windshield. The way a July 1955 Willys News described it, I thought there’d be a whole jeep!
We were cruising southward on Hwy 191 when we ran across “Hole N” The Rock“. It’s a very unexpected site! Though we were curious enough to take photos from the highway, we were too busy hurrying south towards our fateful encounter with Canyon De Chelly. While we took some good photos, we missed getting a photo of the “license plate” jeep sculpture, which sits in the parking lot of the convenience store. I always wondered where that sculpture was. Next time, we will stop and check it out more closely. In the meantime, you can learn more about this tourist trap from these travelers.
This is the view from the north side:
From the south side:
And here is a nice shot of the License Plate Jeep sculpture:
According to the website, “Dennis Avery, land owner of Galleta Meadows Estates in Borrego Springs envisioned the idea of adding ‘free standing art’ to his property with original steel welded sculptures created by ‘Perris Jurassic Park’ owner/artist/welder Ricardo Breceda based in Perris, California.” One of the sculptures he commissioned was a tribute to the jeep (or jeeping, I don’t have specific information about the sculpture).
These pictures were photographed by Bob Perry and posted at Flickr. Note that there are no boulders under the jeep at the time they were taken in 2010. However, as of 2012 there are now boulders, suggesting the jeep is climbing over them.
Roberto found this jeep taking center stage in Calcdeonia, Colombia.
Other versions of the same image:
Roberto spotted this unusual monument from the Cole Land Transportation Museum in Bangor, Me.
Here is a GPW and trailer the Museum displays. The image was shot by Gary and Audrey and posted on their blog:
Roberto alerted me to this. I was through there five years ago and didn’t see it. Anyone know anything about it?
For quite sometime I have wondered where the below monument was located. I finally found out, from G503.com, where it is located. It is the Monument of Red Army WW2 drivers in Kyiv (Ukraine). Check out a variety of great pics from G503.com.
From G503 we can see the other side.
If you are like me, you love to eat slow, pit cooked meat (pork, beef, bison, chicken, and just about anything else). Actually, I’m partial to Kalua Pork, named not for the beverage, but rather for the method of cooking: Kalua Pork translates as “to cook in an underground oven”. Now, I don’t have an underground over, but I have a heavy crock pot. All you need is about 5lbs of pork butt or a picnic cut, a table spoon of liquid smoke and a table spoon and a half of salt. Drop it into your pot (don’t add water). Turn it on high. Wait 5 or 6 hours. Throw in about 1/4 cabbage sliced. Cook another half hour, and it will be done: I guarantte you will have some fantastic Kalua Pork. Easy and nutritious.
But, if you don’t feel like cooking your own pork and you are near Port Aransas, Tx, then drop by the Rusty Jeep Hickory Pit. And, of course, there’s even a rusty jeep in the parking lot (which no doubt ran until it was parked? lol). Josh’s sister sent him some pics, seen below, and I found a few additional pics on the net (thanks Josh).
The sign below is attached to the front grille of the jeep.
UPDATE: Joshua alerted me to The May edition of JP Magazine. It provides some information on the giant jeep shown below. The jeep is located in Dubai. I thought it was just a fake prop of some kind, but apparently it’s being built on the framework of a large quarry mining truck. Click here to read the brief news piece in JP Magazine (scroll halfway down).
Here’s a second pic from this page at JP Magazine: