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2 1945 Negatives of GPWs on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, GPW (Ford MB), Old Images

These two negatives from 1945 might interest GPW collectors.

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1951 DeAnza Trail Jeep Cavalcade

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features, Magazine, Old Images • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Originally posted Feb 1, 2018:

1951-07-motortrend-jeep-gymkhana-calvacade-pg1-1The May 1951 issue of Motor Trend captured the 3rd Annual DeAnza Trail Jeep Cavalcade. The author, Ernest Reshovsky, titled the article “Jeep Gymkhana”, possibly attempting to reference timed automobile or equestrian contents designed to test driving skill, though to my knowledge the Cavalcade was not a timed event.

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Postcard & 1942 Photo of Ford GP “Super Jeep” 6×6

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

UPDATE II: There’s no date on this rare 6×6 Super Jeep postcard that I just picked up from eBay. I imagine this was published around 1942 or 43. It looks like the postcard was based on this press photo at the bottom of this post.

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Originally poste on February 13, 2014: 

Craig spotted this rare photo. It shows a Ford GP 6×6, which also appears to be called a Ford GP T14 37mm. I’m not clear on how many were made, but this one (or something very similar) can be seen here: http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_465000-Ford-GP-T14-37mm-GMC-1941.html

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2 FC-170 w/ Dump Bed Photos on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

There are two photos of this FC from a 1959 show in Australia. Both are 8×10 photos.

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Mail Carrier Put 138,000 Miles on Wagon

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

UPDATE: First posted October 15, 2017.

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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Merry Christmas

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

Mike shared this photo of a jeep turned present with Santa. It’s not one I can remember seeing. I hope you all have. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Merry Christmas from the Australian War Memorial

• CATEGORIES: Old Images • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Merry Christmas everyone. Here’s photo Christmas throwback to a post originally published March 20, 2011.

Originally found via Photography News website and courtesy of the Australian War Memorial come these four photographs that capture Santas, Christmas, the Holidays and Jeeps.

1. This photo is from Japan (original link to source no longer works)

ITSUKUSHIMA, JAPAN. 1946-12-20. DURING THE CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES ORGANISED BY 116TH AUSTRALIAN CONSTRUCTION DEPOT, BCOF, AT MIYAJIMA SCHOOL SANTA CLAUS ARRIVES BY JEEP. ON THE FRONT OF THE JEEP, INSCRIBED IN JAPANESE, ARE THE WORDS “MERRY CHRISTMAS”. LEFT TO RIGHT: VX150376 DRIVER A. R. DAVIS, EUROA, VIC (1); SX34345 PRIVATE M. P. BURGESS, NORWOOD, SA (2); NX196391 PRIVATE C. R. ANSELL, WILLOUGHBY, NSW (3).

2. Here is a photo from New Guinea (original link to source no longer works).

Ramu Valley, New Guinea. 1943-12-25. NX103434 Captain F. D. Smith, dressed as Father Christmas, arriving at one of the wards of the main dressing station, 2/6th Australian Field Ambulance, in a jungle cart (Thompson Stretcher), drawn by a jeep, to distribute Christmas presents to the patients. Identified personnel are: SX28258 Private E. J. Cummings (2); TX5952 Private R. G. Viney (6), and Corporal R. Roessler (7).

3. This image is from Korea: (original link to source no longer works)

Santa Claus arrives at the Christmas party given by the 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR), to two hundred Korean children from villages near the Gallipoli camp. Santa found some straggling guests on the way to the party and gave them a lift in his sleigh, the fire chief’s bright red jeep. An unidentified soldier is sitting in the back of the jeep with the children.

4. Here is another image from Korea: (original link to source no longer works)

Unidentified members of either the 2nd or 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR or 3RAR), gather at a jeep which has carried Santa Claus to their camp in Korea. The jeep has been decorated with branches of Christmas (pine) tree and has two large loudspeakers attached to the front.

 
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1944 Photo of Modified Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

Mario shared this photo of a highly modified jeep on Facebook. “A field modified up-armored jeep from the 17th Airborne Division, ca. 1944.”

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Field Modified Airborne Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Mario shared this photo on Facebook of a 17ty Airborne Division jeep circa 1944.

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Nice CJ-2A (or CJGA) Story From the Pocahontas Times (WV)

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

I found this nice story on Facebook about a CJ-2A, but I no longer have the link to the post. The article writer, Suzanne Stewart, has accidentally invented a new model of jeep, the C2GA.

https://pocahontastimes.com/old-jeep-holds-many-memories/

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PHOTO CREDIT: Bill Hevener, via the Pocahontas Times.

 
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Baraboo Circus Jeep Train Postcard on eBay

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

UPDATE: There’s another Baraboo Postcard on eBay.

(08/04/2014) This CJ-5 used to ferry visitors around Baraboo. I visited Barboo about two decades ago, but never saw it. It must have already been gone.

http://www.circusworldbaraboo.org/our-treasures/history-of-circus-world/

This jeep and tram toured through Baraboo, pointing out various circus sites, including final resting spots in Walnut Hill Cemetery.

This jeep and tram toured through Baraboo, pointing out various circus sites, including final resting spots in Walnut Hill Cemetery.

 
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Lewis and Clark Cavern Jeep Railway Postcards on eBay

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

UPDATE II: This photo from eBay shows the front the “Dinosaur Jitney” jeep used to pull the tram.

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UPDATE Posted Aug 21, 2018: This was last published in 2012. A couple of the postcards are back on eBay.

Originally published November 10, 2012: The Lewis and Clark Cavern was Montana’s first State Park and is located here. You can read about the history of the caves here.  In 1947 the Montana Standard published an article about the cavern accompanied by the photo and caption below. You can view the entire article in this PDF file.

Here are three postcards related to this Jeep Railway.

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2. I haven’t seen this one on eBay in a while …

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Circa 1950 Photo Coca-Cola Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

I thought this was an interesting photo of a modified WWII jeep.

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“tirage argentique année 1950 environ

Photo originale camion voiture publicitaire

JEEP COCA COLA avec conducteur
JEPP publicitaire Tour de France cycliste

Papier photo 17,5 cm x 12,5 cm

BON ÉTAT, petits défauts”

 
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Photo of M-151 With Odd Wheels on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

The price ($99) is steep, but the photo is interesting. Anyone recognize those odd wheels?

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“Vintage Army Jeep Photograph Weird Prototype Tires
8 1/2 x 11″
I can not find another image like this anywhere/please advise
Rare
There is a reflection from my lights on the photograph”

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CJ-3A Fire Jeep Photos on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Museums, Old Images, Women & Jeeps • TAGS: .

UPDATE: These three General Electric Fire Jeep CJ-3A photos are for sale on eBay.

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” 8 x10 images and all in very good condition.”

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Originally Posted May 1, 2013: Marc uncovered these two Fire Jeep Photos

1) This photo was in the Allen County Community LIbrary.

General Electric Company’s new fire jeep loaded with women at the GE gate. The talking dummy and a fire prevention display are on the right. Ladies are unknown. Photo is from a Fire Prevention Book made in 1951.
http://contentdm.acpl.lib.in.us/cdm/singleitem/collection/coll3/id/5480/rec/6

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2) This is on Flickr. Apparently, this photo was taken at the Le May Museum, but we never saw it there.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/socal_photography/7975032426/in/pool-jeepexperience/

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Photograph of Modified Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This photo of a modified jeep was posted to Facebook last week by Morihisa Ochi on the G503 page. It looks like the custom parts could be taken off pretty easily.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/WWIIG503/permalink/10158379404956046/

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Sept 1954 Farm Jeep Newspaper Ad

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old Images

I was surprised to see this ad published as late at September 3, 1954, because it highlights the CJ-3A-based “Farm Jeep” (see halfway down in the ad). It was printed in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

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November 1944 Photo of Fake Jeep in Australia

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, Old Images

Here’s. neat photo of a “dummy jeep” cobbled together in Australia, posted by Morihisa Ochi to G503.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/WWIIG503/permalink/10158341777561046/

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Color Slide of CJ-2A with Worman half cab on eBay

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This slide shows a CJ-2A from Bayonne, NJ, with a Woman half cab.

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“Bayonne NJ 1948 Willy’s Jeep”

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1961 Color Slide of Family in M-38 on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

The M-38 pictured in this slide has a Capstan winch. Given the red, it might have been a brush fire jeep at some point. The seller posted this as a 1961 photo.

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September 1954 Jeep Jaunts Article Out of Virginia

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

Chris shared this article from September 09, 1954, about jeeping in Virginia. The article’s page was rolled a bit when scanned, so the title isn’t completely clear, but I believe the headline should be “Jeep Jaunts Over Rugged Mountain Trails is Now Popular Sport in Gap”.  Thankfully, better pics from this article were posted to Facebook.

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Golden Spike Jeep Rallys in Utah

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

In 1969, a local group in northern Utah launched the Golden Spike Jeep Rally, an event that occurred in conjunction with the Ogden Pioneer Days in Late July. I know for sure the event took place in 1969 and 1970, but don’t know how long it lasted.

Events included hill climbs at Rainbow Gardens and an Obstacle Race at Mount Ogden Park, both Saturday and Sunday.

This photo and caption were printed in the June 27, 1969, Hill Top Times (Hill Airforce Base):

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This article and photo was printed in the Ogden Standard-Examiner on July 23, 1970.

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Howard & Ora Boyd’s Jeep Trip to South America

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A photo from the May 30, 1959, issue of the Eugene Guard showing the FC-170 “EL Borrego” with the Boyds.

UPDATE: This series of articles was first published in 2015. I’ve updated with several additional articles and photos.

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(First published February 15, 2015) This interesting collection of news articles captures Howard & Ora Boyd’s 1958 trip in an FC to South America. The first article was published prior to the trip. The second was published during the trip. The third was published following the trip. I was only able to find one photo and it was poor at best. It may have been that the Boyd’s got the idea from the Schreiders, who did nearly the same route three years before them.

Howard Boyd died in 1993, but Ora Boyd lived until 2009, dying at the age of 106, meaning she was born around 1903. Living much of their lives near Eugene, Oregon, according to her obituary their year-long jeep trip was one of her all-time favorite memories. The obituary was published in the Talent, Oregon, Historical Society newsletter, so I’ve written them to see if we can learn more.

1. This October 31, 1958, EugeneRegister-Guard article discusses trip preparations. The Boyds had a custom camper built for their FC (though no articles mention the model of the vehicle — it looks to me like an FC based on the pic below). They named their jeep “El Borrego”.
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2. November 09, 1958 Eugene Guard .. brief article:

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3. December 14, 1958, from the Eugene Guard:

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1970s Era Local Jeep Races

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

Jeep races used to be a near weekly event during the summer back in the 1970s. Below are examples of Pacific Northwest 4Wheel Drive Association (PNW4WDA) races held between 1967 and 1970 near my local Eastern Washington community.

It’s hard to believe gived the growth in the Tri Cities (an area consisting of three cities–Richland, Kennewick, Pasco, all separate by rivers) in southeast Washington that races were held near Columbia Point. Now, that area is either wetlands, parks, or homes. Here are several articles with names I’m familiar with. These races were held in conjunction with the annual Water Follies celebration, an event still being held, though without jeep races, though the unlimited hydros still run.

From the June 4, 1967, issue of the Tri Cities herald:

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An article later in the year contained some great images (July 16, 1967 Tri City Herald):

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The results of the race were reported in the July 24, 1967 issue of the Tri City herald:

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The July 20, 1969, issue included this pic from the racing:

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Two days later, the July 22, 1969, issue of the Tri City Herald published the results:

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MacDonnell Aircraft Company Fire Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Old Images

Jim shared this photo from a cookbook of the McDonnell Aircraft Company’s Fire Vehicles, including several jeeps. I tried to learn more, but my searches were a bust. Anyone recognize how the modified CJ-5 might have been used?
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