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Buster Keaton Lessons In Living Jeep Commercials

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I didn’t realize the Buster Keaton had done multiple commercials for Jeep under the brand “Lessons In Living”. Here are three that I found:

1 At the end of this commercial Jeep highlights the Hong Kong and Maverick TV series:

2. This is the most common version I’ve seen on line: 

3. You can depend on a service station jeep owner:

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1958ish Snow Removal Commercial

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Tis the season for a snow removal commercial. This one must be about 60 years old.

 
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Willys-Overland Universal Jeep 1948 Videos

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Brendan, who used to run This-old-jeep, posted this 3-part video back in 2010. The video was produced by Willys-Overland to help sell the new CJ-2A. I don’t think I’ve ever seen them.

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Part II:

Part III:

 
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VIDEO: Ford Reconnissance Cars Join The Army

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I’ve posted something similar to this video, but not this specific one (at least that I can find). This early 1941 film reel is narrated and shares the news that Ford’s Reconnissance Cars would be joining the Army. The video is located at the National Archives.

 
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1952 Navy Foam Fire Fighting Jeep Prototype

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UPDATE: Thanks to Ted, below I’ve added an article and more images from a March 1953 Popular Science article about the little fire fighting jeep, also known as the “Little Squirt”.

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This video from the National Archives Catalog shows a special-purpose fire fighting jeep the Navy was testing. The video is divided into two parts. The first part shows the jeep fighting a fire. The second part shows the jeep from various angles. I’ve also included some images from the video below. (If the video is slow or doesn’t work, go here to download the video).


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More on The New Mexico Jeep Derby’s

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The February 1963 issue of Popular Mechanics included an article about the New Mexico Jeep Derby held annually in Truth or Consquences, New Mexico. It’s a great article about the early days of jeep racing. I’ve also included a video of one Derby race, but the quality is poor. Still, in some clips, you can see just how much the co-pilot shifts his body around the jeep.

 

View Popular Mechanics February 1963 at Google Books

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1960s Commercial for American Oil

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Robin shared this great vintage ad that includes a jeep.

 
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Mighty Mite Demonstration Video

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This video shows an early Might Mite being tested.

https://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675077115_M422-Mighty-Mite_driving-jeep_soldier-aboard_driving-without-one-wheel

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

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UPDATE: Tim discovered that this is back up for sale. The auction is set for August 31, 2019. Starting price is $20,000.

https://www.auctionzip.com/auction-lot/Bumblebee-2018-Screen-Used-Hero-Willys-Jeep-W-L_A3540B7B53

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Previous post from August 2018 with updates:

On August 25th, the jeep (GPW frame with MB body?) used in the upcoming Transformers was up for auction. It’s unclear whether it sold or not (I suspect not). The starting bid at that time was $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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How to Waterproof Your Willys Jeep

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UPDATE: This video is now included on this website: https://www.motorious.com/articles/news/365606/how-military-waterproofed-willys-jeeps

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Original Post appear July 2014:

 
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Terminal Apex video of Modified MB

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I can’t remember who shared this video (my apologies), but it’s nicely produced one. I’m might get a little geeky and quibble with some of the history as presented, but overall it’s a video about a guy who loves his jeep.

 
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Yipao Video Article

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Russel shared this video article subtitled in English about the Colombian Yipaos.

 
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Brazilian Rural Wagon Video

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This Brazilian tutorial about the Willys Rural Wagon and Truck was spotted by Carl. Portuguese speakers might find it interesting.

I hadn’t noticed it before, but some of the Rural wagons and Jeepsters have a “Parkette”-looking fiberglass stripe along the sides. Maybe that’s where Paul Parker got the idea?

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Vintage Jeeping on the Barrett Lake Trail

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This video circa 1969 shows a Contra Costa Jeepers trip on the Barrett Lake Trail in California.

 
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Video of Steven Ward & His MB Readying for France

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UPDATE: (if the video below is incorrect, here’s the original story with video)

This news video shares the story of Steven Ward and his MB getting ready for the trip to France. There were a quite a few jeep community folks who were there, including Ron Fitzgerald and Scott Schiller, both of whom did a variety of videos on Facebook like this one.

 
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Carroll Shelby Video

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Ann’s cousin’s name is Shelby, named for Carroll Shelby. Apparently, they are distant cousins. Yesterday, Shelby (the cousin) made a reference to a new movie trailer, Ford Vs. Ferrari, on Facebook. So, I checked out the trailer ….

I was never a big car guy and never knew much about Shelby (neither the cars nor the designer), but after watching the trailer, I thought the movie could be a good one.

At the trailer’s end, youtube automatically flipped to another video. It just happened to be a video of Carroll Shelby in his own words. It it he very succinctly explains his life, including the period captured by the movie when he was asked to build turn a “mom’s car” into a sports car. It’s twenty-two minutes, but worth a view in my opinion.

 
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Willys Jeeps in the Maze

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Graham shared a link to s series of flat fender videos from an unofficial flat fender run in Moab this past April. This is some old school wheeling:

 
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G503 Jeep Parody Of Our Hobby

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Having done my share of battling jeep misinformation, I can appreciate this fun look at the “hobby” published by Scott Schiller. AKA the World Famous G503 Spokesperson.

 
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FOUND: The 1947 Movie “Revolution in Pleasantville”

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UPDATE: Barry Thomas managed to hunt down a copy of the movie in Paris. He is hoping to share it at a couple of jeep events this spring.  Learn more at his farm jeep.com website: https://www.farmjeep.com/revolution-in-farming-and-in-pleasentville/

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Original Post Dec. 14, 2012: An issue of the “American Farm Youth” (1947 Volumes 13-14 Page 34) mentioned this movie.

Revolution in Pleasantville, a motion picture describing the role of the Jeep in farm mechanization, has just been produced and made available for showing to farm groups. The revolution depicted in the film is one taking place all over the . . .

 
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Early Station Wagon Ad

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This youtube video for the jeep station wagon has been around for more than a decade, but it’s the first time I’ve seen it.

 
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The Steel Soldier from WGTE in Toledo, Ohio

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You’ve likely seen this video titled Steel Soldiers. It was something I posted back in 2008. The video was produced at WGTE Public Media. While the video can be viewed via youtube, the higher quality version can be still be seen on WGTE”s website. There are prototype jeeps, jeeps during war, post war jeeps, and even a few scenes at the end of the Yakima Ridge Runners racing around their area.

https://www.pbs.org/video/toledo-stories-jeep-steel-soldier/

Or view the youtube version below:

 
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US Soldiers Installing Wire Cutters

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Video of US Soldiers in England cutting and installing wire cutters.

 
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1944 Video of Troops Loading Jeeps on LST

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Steve shared this video of troops loading jeeps and other vehicles onto an LST.

 
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Video of Restored FC-170 Rescue Van Playing

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Blaine shared this video of a restored FC-170 Rescue Van in Germany doing some four-wheeling. It’s all in German. My only wish is that I’d like to see more of the van’s insides.

 
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One Way to Clone Vintage Knobs

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Maury spotted this idea for cloning vintage knobs.