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1960 Video From the Gold Country Classic Jeep event

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images Jeeping, videos

Dave Morgan shared this video taken by his father. With some research, Dave figured out the video was from the 1960 Gold Country Classic (I like the ‘backing a trailer event’ idea; it’s something different), a jeep event held by the Sacramento Jeepers Jeep Club. There is no sound.

You can learn more here: https://www.oldwillysforum.com/forum/index.php?threads/cool-video-jeep-rally-in-n-california-c-1960.24095/

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2022 Great Willys Picnic Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Bob Smith assembled these pics into a video fo the 2022 Great Willys Picnic.

 
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More from the Willys Rally

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

UPDATE: Bill Norris shared a few pics of his jeep following the trail ride. It looks like they found a little mud. He said they had a great time.

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Chris recorded a couple more videos. Many thanks to him for doing this!

You may need to tilt your phone or computer sideways to better see this video.  This group of drivers is heading out for a trail ride.

This group of drivers is heading out for a road excursion. This one you don’t have to tilt your head…

 
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Video From 2022 Willys Rally

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features, videos

Thanks to Chris Rutherford for shooting this video showing Friday morning at the Willys Rally. In the video I saw a few familiar folks, including Cowboy near his Jeep truck and Russ’ wagon, along with Barney manning his parts booth.

For some reason, when Chris spins the camera part way through, the video doesn’t spin, so some of the video you have to tilt your head to see. No matter, the effort is greatly appreciated!

 
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Don Takes Us Around the Willys Reunion

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

I should have some updates on Friday morning. In the meantime, thanks to Don for giving us a guided tour of the 2022 Willys Reunion.

 
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2022 Spring Willys Reunion Video

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features, videos

This past weekend was the Willys Reunion. I don’t have much in the way of photos (yet), but here is a video from the Red Eye Cafe Garage that highlights some of the jeeping and, later on, some of the vehicles that attended the reunion. One of the unexpected events was a 3AM fire drill at the hotel!

 
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Willys Overland Rally 2022 Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Bill spotted this article from motor1 that included a video of vintage jeeps tackling Moab slick rock  from this year’s Willys Overland Rally 2022.

https://www.motor1.com/news/586094/willys-jeeps-off-roading-in-moab-video/

 
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Video: Collection of 4300 Imported Vehicles

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

This video shows an impressive collection of imported vehicles in a Virginia “barn”, including some Mitsubishi Jeeps.

“It’s not often that Tom looks at shiny new cars, but when he heard about a Japanese import specialist who has collected and sold over 4000 Japanese manufactured vehicles, he couldn’t pass the opportunity up. We’re talking Datsun Z cars, GT-Rs, Accord Aerodecks, Figaros, Totota Coronas, Suzuki Jimnys, and many more. But the fun doesn’t stop there! Tom visits a nearby location that holds 300 plus Volkswagen Westfalias that have been collected from around the U.S. by a gentleman to help preserve and maintain the Westfalia population. Among the collection are a few rare utility Westfalias from different countries”

 
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A Second Video of a Tour of the MD Juan Factory

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Bill shared this second video fo a tour through the MD Juan Factory in the Philippines.

 
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Short Video of Buick V-6s & Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Mike spotted this short video related to the Buick V-6s in jeeps. The narrator doesn’t mention that prior to Kaiser’s use of the engine in CJ-5s as an option, some dealers were already installing them. A Salt Lake City dealer (Hayes Brothers) was particularly active. Kits were also being made available for DIY folks, like this kit from Hoosier out of Pendleton. (btw, it was Kaiser Jeepk and not AMC, that purchased the Buick V6 tooling in the 1967).

 
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The Caissons Go Rolling Along

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

UPDATE: Grant spotted this video whose first segment includes the music at the bottom and glimpses of some early prototype jeeps (Bantams various points, mostly between :30 and 2:20 and a Ford GP around mark :50): 

 

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Originally published March 27, 2019:  Carl pointed out that the 1944 sheet music for “The Caissons Go Rolling Along” sheet music included a jeep on the cover (#1 below). After some searching on eBay, some other popped up. I bought the bottom one that features the Ford GP and Willys MA.

  1. This was posted on eBay in 2019:
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  2. Also available eon eBay in 2019:
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  3. Also available on eBay in 2019:
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  4. The music I bought in 2019:
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WWII Jeep Gets an Honorable Discharge

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

UPDATE: I had something else planned for today, but my email turned flakey, so those pics will have to wait until tomorrow …. This is the third time I’ve reposted this, as the first two links turned back.  I first posted the video below in 2015. It’s worth a second third look.

This video is called “WWII Jeep Gets an Honorable Discharge” and shows 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.

 

 
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1944 Anzio Beachhead Newsreel

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Grant shared this narration of landing and driving inward into Italy during 1944. It includes a variety of jeeps.

“This black & white film shows the early stages of the Allied forces invasion at Anzio, Italy in 1944. The film lacks credits or other information, but likely dates to 1944. The Battle of Anzio took place from January 22 to June 5, 1944, when Rome was finally captured. The operation was opposed by German forces in the area of Anzio and Nettuno. The landing operation was commanded by U.S. Army Major General John P. Lucas of VI Corps… ”

 
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MD Juan Virtual Tour

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Mike shared this video of a brief MD Juan factory tour. The video, in part, demonstrates the scope of equipment necessary to make some of the parts. It’s not a trivial investment in stamps and computer equipment.

 
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Reviving a 1959 CJ-3B

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Bill shared a video via Autorevolution.com that highlights the saving of a locked-up CJ-3B.

 
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Video: Saving a 1946 CJ-2A

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Thanks to Chuck for sharing this video about saving a CJ-2A.

 
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The Land Rover’s History

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Bill shared this video about the origins of the Land Rover. The early footage is particularly interesting.

 
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Cool Lego Jeep Video

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Cool lego jeep, but things didn’t quite go as planned….

 
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Part 3: Epic Willys Oregon Trail Adventure

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Here’s part 3 (days 5&6) of the Epic Willys Adventure from the Oregon Trail. For some reason, the video won’t play within this post. So, you’ll have to go to YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/embed/y622iR4g1lg

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If not up to date on the videos, catch up on Part I and Part II also.

 
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Budget Builds Saves a 1952 Truck

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Bill shared this Autorevolution article. I’ve included the video of the rebuild as well.

https://www.autoevolution.com/news/1952-willys-jeep-truck-was-left-to-rot-under-a-tarp-takes-first-drive-in-31-years-181402.html#

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PART II:

 
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1948 CJ-2A Test Drive Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Here’s a video of a drive in a rusted CJ-2A. The driver made a few minor mistakes in describing it. At least he had fun driving it.

 
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Video Covering Restoration of a Bantam BRC-40 Fire Jeep

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

Shane mentioned the existence of this video about a Bantam Fire Jeep Restoration by Duncan Rolls, who is well known for his other Bantam recreations (such as the original BRC). For some reason, the video won’t appear within the post, so follow the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXbx2MS5GOA

Here is an older photo of a Bantam fire jeep:

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Part 2: Epic Willys Oregon Trail Adventure

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Here’s the just-released second video from the Epic Willys Adventure this past summer.

 
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January 22nd Auction w/Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

This auction video was shared by Grant. It includes a CJ-2A trencher jeep and a GPW. Start around the 10:30 mark.

 
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Anyone Recognize This CJ-5 Toy?

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

This jeep toy appears at around the 4:30 mark of the video at the bottom of the post. Anyone know what company produced this toy jeep?

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