videos Research Archives

videos

To Top

FC-Roundup Music Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

In anticipation of the 2015 FC Roundup in Phoenix, Craig Brockhaus compiled this great FC Music Video from past Roundup photos taken by Scott Lehman.

 

 
To Top

Video of Jeeps in Amsterdam following WWII

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

I spotted this Amsterdam video with jeeps on this Facebook page. It shows a jeep helping manage traffic following WWII.

 
To Top

The Rescued Film Project Archive

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, videos

Buz sent me a note about the Rescued Film Project Archive. The Project finds undeveloped canisters of film and works to restore them. They have an online archives. Recently, they found thirty-one rolls from WW II. A few of those rolls include jeeps (seen below).

Check out this video about the WWII archive: http://vimeo.com/116735360

rescued-film-project-jeeps

 

 
To Top

FC-170 on Tracks Racing

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

George spotted this video. It shows that FC-170 from SEMA racing down the road on its tracks. Nice interior shots of it.

 
To Top

The World’s Most Dangerous Sport

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

I think these people are nuts! One slip and you’d get run over by a fancy car, which doesn’t help the pain. No jeeps on the video, but you might remember the similar sport of Jeep-Joring.

 
To Top

1930’s Video of Fords from the UK

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

John spotted this video. There aren’t any jeeps, but there is some off road action in 1930s Fords. A fun video to watch.

“This evocative film from the early 1930s takes the viewer on a journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats, giving them to opportunity to see all manner of Ford vehicles from that period in action. This includes Ford Populars and V8s through to trucks, tractors and even boats — all using Ford engines. We see some impressive off-road action alongside nostalgic views of the British countryside along the way.”

 
To Top

Old Car Movie Clips, Ads, and More

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Colin forwarded this Antique Automobile Club of America list of old car movies, ads and other video related items. I couldn’t get it to work in the Safari browser on my Mac last night, but it worked find in Firefox.

http://www.tvraaca.org/oldmovies.htm#movie

 
To Top

Vintage FC-150 & FC-170 Commercial

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

Yesterday I noticed an FC commercial making the rounds on Facebook, one I hadn’t previously seen. It turned out to be a shortened version that Brendan from the-old-jeep has posted back in 2010. I’m sure some others out there didn’t see it either. It’s a good one that starts with a comedy routine and then shows an FC-150 & 170 hard at working towing vehicles.

 
To Top

1942 Ford GPA $225,000

• CATEGORIES: GPA (SEEP), videos • TAGS: , .

Robin spotted this jeep for the jeep collector with almost everything.

“Original Item: Only One Available. The Ford GPA ‘Seep’ (Seagoing Jeep) was an amphibious version of the WWII Ford GPW Jeep. Only 12,778 were ever produced making this one of the most rare military vehicles in existence today.

This particular example was awarded the highest-level GOLD AWARD with a rating of 99.007% at the 2011 MVPA (Military Vehicle Preservation Association) National Convention in Dayton Ohio, making this the finest GPA in existence on earth.

It has been restored to 100% original factory unissued parts in exacting detail. It runs flawlessly both on land and in water and will be the focal point of any collection. The Jeep has all matching serial numbers (#22741) and was delivered to the Army on 11/4/1942. It was found, rebuilt and restored by former president of the MVPA, master restorer David Welch owner of Ramshorn Creek Restorations. It has no equal and should actually be in the Smithsonian (if they didn’t already have one, still ours is better!).

This GPA has clear title and is currently registered in the state of New Jersey as an antique. It is 100% street legal and transferable. Transportation within the continental USA is included in the purchase price. Overseas customers must contact us for a quote.”

http://www.ima-usa.com/original-u-s-wwii-ford-gpa-seep-serial-number-22741-offered-in-award-winning-factory-restored-condition.html?trk_msg=T2GT58JBOT8KR3N4G6PJKAK5SK&trk_contact=QP2VITDN3UO964QQ4KUJK3Q2L4&utm_source=Listrak&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=Learn+More&utm_campaign=Black+Friday+Sale&utm_content=Black+Friday+Sale

ford-gpa

 
To Top

Early Jeepers Jamoboree Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

This popped up on Facebook last night. It is a fun old jeeping video to watch of the 16th Annual Rubicon Trail Jeepers Jamboree.

 
To Top

1953 Yakima Ridge Runners Race

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos • TAGS: .

This early Yakima Ridge Runners “Jeep Rodeo” race was captured on film. It’s short, but still fun to watch. It’s called  “Jeep Jockeys Jar and Jounce“.

This is a still from the video.  You can click on the picture to reach the video.

 
To Top

Driving Down Black Bear Pass

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

John forwarded this video. The music seems perfect and the comments are hilarious. If I took Ann down this hill, I’d be hearing the same things. She can’t do heights. In fact, I think I’d be doing this one solo. It’s still on my list to drive.

 
To Top

Old Video of a Wire Cutter Installation

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Steve forwarded this early video. I would never want that hand drill duty!

 
To Top

Expedicion De Las Americas on Vimeo

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos • TAGS: .

Mark Smith was the leader of the 1978-1979 Expedicion de Las Americas, a 20,000-mile, 120 day odyssey that covered the Americas. Much of the trip was on roads, with the offloading of the the Darien Gap, the section of land between Colombia and Panama, the focus of the trip.

The narrator in the movie notes, rather dramatically and erroneously, that the Expedicion de Las Americas had only been crossed once before by the British Army. In fact, the Darien Gap had been crossed at least once before in 1960 by a group in a Landrover and a Willys truck, the story of which was published in National Geographic and clearly titled “We Drove Panama’s Darien Gap” (and to my surprise I hadn’t yet published the article on eWillys). Though Frank and Helen Schreider drove the entire length of the Americas in their SEEP, Tortuga, in 1954, one place they didn’t attempt to drive, but instead floated around, was the Darien Gap.

Fortunately for us, the trip was captured on video, so we can enjoy some of what they saw during their adventure. Vimeo currently has a twenty-seven minute video of the trip. It’s a little dated at times, but still interesting to watch:

http://vimeo.com/35664626

expedition-darien-gap

 

 
To Top

Fun Ride Through San Francisco

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Thanks to John for sharing this. Nope, not a jeep, but still a fun ride through San Francisco.  Looks like a great car to drive. You can see there were multiple runs at most locations. So, the driver got to play a bunch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=LuDN2bCIyus&feature=related

 
To Top

Happy Kid at Christmas

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

This person received a Hamilton pedal jeep as a Christmas present several decades ago. Neat old video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjANClTyr50

 
To Top

How to Waterproof Your Willys Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Steve spotted this great video about waterproofing.

 
To Top

Video from Last Month’s D-Day

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Alex forwarded the link to this D-Day observance video from Europe. Lots of jeeps and other vehicles.

 
To Top

Paul Berry’s Presentation from the Willys Midwest Reunion

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features, videos

Bob just posted Paul Berry’s keynote speech from the 2014 Spring Midwest Willys Reunion. For those that don’t know, Paul Berry operates Willys America. The presentation lasts fifty minutes and covers some of the lesser known Willys/Jeep service vehicles.

 

 
To Top

CJ-7 Commercial

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Maury shared this classic CJ-7 television commercial.

 

 
To Top

More From the Norway Hill Climbers

• CATEGORIES: videos

You’ve likely seen these hill climbers, but this is a good collection of climbing attempts.

 
To Top

Dirt x Dirt Article about Jeep Jamboree founder Mark Smith

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Speaking of the Jamboree, Dirtxdirt.com has a good article about Jeep Jamboree founder Mark Smith and his collection of jeeps. http://dirtxdirt.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-mark-smith-collection-founder-of.html

This video link is included as well. Note that during the video Mark is mentioning his Bantam jeep, but the video shows a Ford GP.

http://youtu.be/SHqUam6TO6o

 
To Top

Jeeping in Goose Lake area of Red River, NM around 1960

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

James from Red River Offroad, you especially might enjoy this video. The FC-150 sure had a rough time. It took a village to get it out of that mud!

 
To Top

Bantam BRC-40 Powers a Makeshift Raft

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, videos

The folks at the Austin Bantam Society posted a link to a video of a Bantam BRC-40 being used to power a makeshift raft. There are a several other videos at the Bantam site as well. Check out their Facebook page here.

Link to Video: Check out an Army training team using a 1940 BRC to power a raft, using it as a platform for shooting a 37mm gun and an anti-aircraft gun!

bantam-brc40-criticalpast

 
To Top

Ice Racing Video from NatGeo

• CATEGORIES: Racing, videos • TAGS: .

Well produced video from National Geographic with some great shots. The motor powering the ice jeep sure sounds great, too.