John shared this a while ago. I’m just getting to posting it now. It’s a fun little video, partly because of the music, but also because of the wide variety of camera angles.
Keith shared this video of an unusual car collection.
Ron shared this video of a trip on the road to Calovebora in Panama. It’s certainly an off-road adventure.
Mike shared a Facebook link for this video, which was floating around the different jeep groups. Here’s the youtube version.
This 1952 Video by Warner Pathe News follows the M-38 and Diamond Reo M-34 underwater. After these tests, you’d expect Willys would have sold Willys Scuba Gear.
This short video shows a much quieter jeep safari than the one we drove through in Moab last week.
Tim shared this link. I’ve shared the FC video made by head quake, but not this RC jeep video.
Tom Smith of Jeeptruck.com put this video together: Tom Smith’s 65-Sec Tour Jeep Video:
John shared this video about a Dutch couple that has traveled the world in a Model T.
John shared this video about the Ford Pygmy.
Scott shared this cool little video.
As a former Utahn, I found this video interesting. I never knew that Mexican Hat was named for a rock formation (but I’ve only been through there once). The video is a half hour. To view it, click the photo below. Then, click the “Play” button.
Travelogue produced and narrated by Al Morton for San Juan County, Utah, in 1961. It covers the scenic sights of San Juan County, including Rainbow Bridge, Looking Glass Rock, Monticello, Blanding, Bluff, Recapture Canyon, the Valley of the Gods, Mexican Hat, the Goosenecks of the San Juan, Monument Valley; Hovenweep National Monument; Newspaper Rock; Natural Bridges National Monument; the Canyonlands Needles area, Angel Arch, and Dead Horse Point. A significant portion of the film involves a Jeep tour run by Kent and Fern Frost. Includes references to local industries, the Navajo Indians, and the settlement by the San Juan Mission in 1878-1879. Run time: 30 minutes, 3 seconds;
Listed as a 1940s promotional film, the inclusion of CJ-5s and the exclusion of DJs and FCs suggests to me it was created in 1955. There’s an extended look at a cargo personnel carrier near the end of the video There are also a variety of specialized equipment and hardtops shown.
This video captured the test of the James Martin metal jeep tire. Note that some of the video is reversed, making it appear the jeep is right-hand-drive.
This video has floated around Facebook. Still worth posting as it has some vintage jeeping from the Jeep Jamboree, some mud racing from Yakima, and a rare look at desert racing from Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.
There is some great Bountiful Jeep Posse info at the Utah State Historical archives.
1. Early video of Jeep Posse in action. Unfortunately, there seems to be no way to embed the video on this page, so …. Click on the photo below. A play button will appear. Click on that and a popup window with the video will appear. Neat video worth a view.
This great color photo shows, “Members of the Jeep Posse stationed in Bountiful, Utah. Two individuals identified as Koziol and Merk.”
Tom Smith shared his latest video with George Baxter of Army Jeep Parts. It’s about an original crated MB engine.
Ron alerted me to Headquake’s RC vehicles with hand-carved wood bodies. He’s made quite a few different ones. Below is a video of an FC he made. There are more on his Facebook page.
For anyone that missed Jeep’s Superbowl commercial, here it is:
John forwarded this interesting Russian video. My Russian isn’t too good these days, but I still enjoyed the video. Some interesting Ford variants were built for the military.
Mark Smith’s son Tom just completed this great documentary about a 1941 Slat Grille. George Baxter narrates the video. The jeep is for sale.
Go inside Army Jeep Parts, Inc. and uncover a nearly perfect restoration of one of the oldest Willys Jeeps in existence. Delivered Christmas Eve of 1941 (not long after the attack on Pearl Harbor) this World War II Slat Grille marks the start of production of the American legend we all know and love.
THIS JEEP IS FOR SALE. Own a piece of American history by contacting: email@example.com.
For more on George Baxter and Army Jeep Parts, Inc., visit: http://ArmyJeepParts.net.
Joe found this video built from Band of Brothers’ clips. Pretty well done. The embedding has been turned off, so you’ll have to go to youtube to see it (click on the image below).
Thanks to Wyatt for this great link. It’s a video called “WWII Jeep Gets an Honorable Discharge” showing Mayor Fred Heine’s Ford GP. The video shows the jeep working on the farm. Lots of great shots. Wyatt’s father was the first person to work on it when Fred Heine couldn’t get it started. The jeep is now at the U.S.Veterans Memorial Museum in Huntsville Alabama, which was featured last week.
In a seasonally perfect topic, Tim forwarded this link that included a video that has some vintage video of jeeps moving snow with Meyer plows. The video notes that Meyer has been selling plows since World War II. I happened upon a second Meyer video on youtube, featuring 1960s innovations. Finally, below the videos are four pages from a 1947 special equipment book showing early Meyer ads.
Video from the page above:
A video of Meyer products from the 1960s featuring a wagon and an FC using a plow:
1947 Special Equipment ads for Meyer products: