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FCA Brazil’s Video of Hugo Vidal

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On Sunday this video debuted at the Premiere Auto Show in Brazil at the Auto Show’s Jeep Booth. It features our good friend and co-Alaska participant Hugo Vidal. It’s mostly in Portuguese, but some is in English. You’ll see both my wife and I appearing in several clips. The title refers to Hugo as the First Citizen of Jeep Nation. Kudos to Luciano Falconi for his great videography.

 

Hugo also recently published a book on his trip, written in both English and Portuguese. http://www.ewillys.com/…/26/hugo-vidal-has-published-his-b…/

 
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No Updates Sunday

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Updates resume Monday morning.

Meanwhile, check out Post Cereal’s May, 1954 contest in this video. “Just think what a picnic your family could have with a Willys Jeep!”

 
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Willys Jeep on Farm as Tractor & Plow Video

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I saw this video for the first time yesterday. Near the end of it there are several jeeps featured doing non-farm chores. I’ve taken a few screen shots of them and added them below. The most interesting one to me is the red one with the extended rear (pic with guys carrying the washing machine).

We’ve run across these extended rears like this on a few jeeps over the years, but this is the earliest evidence of them that I have seen. The one on the back of the red jeep looks like to me like it was professionally made, leading me to wonder if it was a purchasable product.

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Video of Ford GPs Leaving the Factory

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The video only lasts 23 seconds, but it’s the only one I’ve seen of Ford GPs leaving the factory:

 
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PNW4WDA Racing Videos

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The PNW4WDA racing year is almost over. Here are a couple videos from past years. The first is a great overhead view of some the tracks, which are changed slightly for every race.

Here are a few clips from the 2017 season.

 
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The RC FC-170 (and Other RC Videos)

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UPDATE: Well, there was supposed to be a post above this one (hence the “mutant supersized jeep” comment), but the post scheduler did not automatically post it. That’s a tech fail!

From a mutant supersized jeep, we turn to the Mini FC. Scott reminded me that I hadn’t shared this video of Headquake’s FC-170 RC jeep. A couple years ago I featured another of HQ’s projects, the RC MB. You can see other projects (200 videos) on Headquake’s Youtube channel, including a CJ-5, a Jeep Rural, a Cherokee, and a Wagoneer,

 
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Willys MB/GPW From Transformers “Bumblebee” Movie @ Auction

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On August 25th, the jeep (GPW frame with MB body?) used in the upcoming Transformers “Bumblebee” movie (scheduled to arrive in theaters in Dec 2018)  will be auctioned at https://bid.screenused.com/Bumblebee-Bumblebee-Willys-Jeep_i31014225. The current bid is $19,000. As you can see in the pics, this MB isn’t all stock. It appears to have a GPW front crossmember. Another pic, from the top rear, suggests it has MB toolboxes.

In the movie, the Bumblebee character starts off as a jeep, but soon becomes a VW, remaining a VW for the remainder of the movie.

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Clip (probably from early in the movie, showing Bumblebee with a jeep grille on his chest.

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Movie Trailer for “Bumblebee”:

 
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Throwing Wrenches Episode 3 — Saving the CJ-3A-Truck

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As Merlins explains at the beginning of this video, This crazy CJ-3A truck was something he saw listed on eWillys. It proved useful into it broke down a couple years ago. In this newest episode of Throwing Wrenches, the crew gets it running again.

 
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‘Four Generations” Jeep Video with Vintage Footage

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Steve shared this cool video that was posted recently to Youtube.

“This Video is some of the highlights of our memories with our 1946 Willys CJ2A Jeep – Was purchased in 1953 and 65 yrs later still on the road. Four generations and lots of memories.”

 
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Homer’s CJ-3B Fire Jeep & Trailer

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, videos

Alaska Paul shared this great story of how some citizens of Homer, Alaska, in the 1960s used General Mills coupons to purchase a new fire engine. As the story is being told make sure to spot the photo of the CJ-3B Fire Jeep & Trailer!

http://www.ktva.com/story/38821613/story-time-with-aunt-phil-betty-fire-truck

This is the photo (in case you don’t want to watch the story):

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The Story of Walt’s CJ-2A

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Mark at Sellajeep published this neat video.

 
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No Updates Sunday

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No Updates planned for Sunday. Here are two neat Ford GPA videos shared by Mario on Facebook.

 
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Nick Find’s Another Valentine APU

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Nick’s on a roll this week. His tireless search efforts have paid off with another Valentine-produced APU, but this time it’s a 3 wheeler.

You can read his update on the end of this thread: https://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/topic37074_post416567.html#416567

 
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The Yagu, a Tucker-Combat Car-like Vehicle

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All old is new again? Maury pointed out this vehicle called the YAGU, an Israeli built three-person lightweight, speedy, offroad fighting machine with a gun mounted on the top. Look familiar? Seems like an updated version of the Tucker Tiger Tank, also known as the Tucker Combat Car (see videos below).

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The Tucker Combat Car. First vid is short with sound, the second is a detailed look without sound. One of the innovations the Tucker has that the Yagu doesn’t? All the (very thick) windows are the same size and can be quickly swapped in and out (read more at Hemmings).

 
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Jeep Commercial: 66 Years of fun

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UPDATE: I ran this post back in 2010. I think it’s time for a repost. 

If this commercial played on TV, I must have missed it.

On a tangential note (and a completely skippable one), one of the shots in the movie appears to show Jane Goodall with some chimpanzees.  My tech company did a co-project with her and ESRI (the Microsoft of mapping software) for an ESRI event in San Diego.  Long story short, we had a party after the event and rented a sushi restaurant.  It turns out ..  well … let’s just say she’s not a fan of eating fish (she’s a serious vegetarian I believe).  OOOPPPSS!  I’m not all that sure she really likes people either, but perhaps it was an off day for her (though I ended up sneaking her out of the back of the restaurant; but that’s another story).  So, the tip of the day is, if you invite Jane to dinner, don’t serve Sushi!

Anyway, enjoy the video:

 
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Francis ‘Jeep” Sanza Dies at Age 99

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David Tracy at Jalopnik wrote a nice piece about the death of Vernal Patton’s Driver during WWII, Francis ‘Jeep’ Sanza. It includes the following video clip and a shot of one of the vehicles Sanza drove, one with a variety of mods.

Read more here: https://jalopnik.com/general-pattons-driver-during-world-war-ii-francis-jeep-1822777372

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News Video About the Upton’s “Last Mile”

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Art forwarded this local (for me) news segment about the Upton’s story of completing the last mile of their around-the-world trip. More information and links here.

 
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Throwing Wrenches: A New Youtube Show

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Merlin Hanson, Mike Gardner, and Joe Beadenkopf will be headlining a new youtube show called Throwing Wrenches. Merlin and Joe joined us for the trip to Alaska. Most folks probably don’t know Joe. A testament to Joe’s mechanical ability is that he’s driven his modified CJ-3B across the US and back (a couple years ago) and all the way from Maryland to Alaska and back (via Portland) last year without issue. He also drove farther in his jeep than any other Alaska Or Rust participant.

Here’s the inaugural video. Mike tells a nice story while driving at the end of this episode:

 
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M-151 Mutt Engine Removal Video

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I think this method of filming engine removals of L-134 and other vintage jeep engines could prove useful to folks. I didn’t know the radiator was attached to the “power pack” on the M-151. That’s handy!

 
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Some Folks Playing w/ Their Jeeps

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I ran across this video of some folks playing with their jeeps.

 
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1945? VEC CJ-2A St. George, UT $9000

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It’s got a few mods. The video made me homesick for Utah! I hear Southern Utah calling me!

“1945 Willys CJ2 Jeep for sale in St. George Utah. Runs great and is in very good condition”

http://www.warjeeps.com/mjs/sale18/adm023/adm023.html

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1962 FC-170 Commercial

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This was floating around Facebook. It mostly features an FC-170 dually, but one of the first scenes is a CJ-5 jumping a gully.

 
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1949 Color Video of Exploring Southern Utah

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This CJ-2A has the spare tire on the side and sports a Beck “ECONO” Model F3B-100 hardtop.

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The CJ-2A has the same hardtop, but for some reason it no longer has a side mount tire.

Frazier spotted a wonderful color video from 1949. Credit for the one-hour length film goes to Ray and Virginia Garner. As I watched it the first time I was struck by the quality of the cuts, the closeups and faraway shots, and the overall sense of a narrative, despite the lack of sound. A little research proved that this wasn’t Ray’s first video. He’s got a long resume that stretched back to pre-WWII. He and his wife Virginia continued filming for years, traveling around the world, and made films for NBC and ABC News.

LINK FOR VIDEO==> Check out the one hour video that starts near Moab and ends within Canyonlands National Park. The jeep section begins at the 15:30 mark and lasts the rest of the film. You’ll eventually realize that there are two green CJ-2As, though I didn’t see a scene that ever showed both together. If you know southern Utah at all you will really appreciate this gem.

Here’s the archived description:
Movie (color, no sound, 57 minutes, 33 seconds): a home movie by Ray Garner shows various scenes in the deserts of the American Southwest. Ray and Virginia Garner take a road trip in a wood-frame station wagon, camping in the desert of Utah and Arizona. Scenes include Arches National Monument, sand dunes, the La Sal Mountains from Arches, cactus and other vegetation, Monument Valley, wildlife (caterpillar, lizard, insects, scorpion, “Hassayampa legend” sign; car travel in the desert; camping; a windmill pumping water; men climb El Capitan (Agathla Peak) in northern Arizona; the couple in a motorboat on the Colorado River. jeep ride at Dugout Ranch and Canyonlands, San Juan County; petroglyphs at Newspaper Rock; dynamiting a boulder to clear a path for the Jeep; Chesler Park and the Needles area; Indian ruins (Beef Basin?); small planes land and take off at Chesler Park; installing climbing ropes on rocks in Canyonlands to access Indian ruins; Wedding Ring Arch in Salt Creek Canyon; Indian ruins and petroglyph (“All-American Man”) in Salt Creek area. Final sequence shows more natural arches.

 
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C. W. McCall’s CJ-5 W/ Four Wheel Drive Song

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I remember this song fondly. It was on the first and only album (Wolf Creek Pass) my father brought home for me. I think he won it as a door price at some jeep event. Thanks to Maury for sharing the link. You’ll notice that the person who assembled the photos didn’t know the difference between a CJ-5 and CJ-7….

 
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Three-Year-Old Builds Mini-Willys

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Blaine shared this video of a three-year-old assembling this mini-willys. Can anyone identify the language?