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1970 Moab Jeep Safari Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

This short video shows a much quieter jeep safari than the one we drove through in Moab last week.

Moab Jeep Safari – 1970 from Dee Gardiner on Vimeo.

 
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Headquake Video of RC Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, videos

Tim shared this link. I’ve shared the FC video made by head quake, but not this RC jeep video.

 
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Dutch Couple Travels World in Model T

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

John shared this video about a Dutch couple that has traveled the world in a Model T.

 
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Pygmy Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

John shared this video about the Ford Pygmy.

 
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CJ-3B and Teardrop Trailer Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Scott shared this cool little video.

 
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1961 Video on San Juan County, Utah

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images Jeeping, videos

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;

 

 

 

 

 
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Metal Jeep Tire Testing Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

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.

 
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Kaiser Willys Jeeping & Racing Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, Racing, videos

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.

 
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1950s? Jeep Posse Photos & Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, videos • TAGS: .

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.

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2. http://content.lib.utah.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/USHS_Morton/id/87/rec/7

This great color photo shows, “Members of the Jeep Posse stationed in Bountiful, Utah. Two individuals identified as Koziol and Merk.”

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3. http://content.lib.utah.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/USHS_Morton/id/461/rec/8

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War Jeeps TV: 1944 MB Engine

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Tom Smith shared his latest video with George Baxter of Army Jeep Parts. It’s about an original crated MB engine.

 
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Jeep’s Superbowl Commercial

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, videos

For anyone that missed Jeep’s Superbowl commercial, here it is:

 
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Early Military Offroad Vehicles in Russia

• CATEGORIES: Features, Other 4x4s, videos

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.

More info and another video at this site

 
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Short Video of Jeep During WWII

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

 
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1941 Slat Grille Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos • TAGS: .

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: sales@armyjeepparts.com.

For more on George Baxter and Army Jeep Parts, Inc., visit: http://ArmyJeepParts.net.

 
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Band of Brothers Jeep Montage

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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).

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Meyer Plowing Video

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, videos

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.

http://www.smithbrothersservices.com/meyer-drive-pro-plow-jeep-wrangler-install-picture-page.html

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:

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Ford GP #1 Article

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

The Detroit Free Press published an article about the Pygmy. It includes some pics and videos.

http://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/mark-phelan/2015/12/06/history-army-jeep-1-wwii-arsenal-of-democracy-ford-motor-co-chrysler/76732330/

 
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Colombian Video Showing Some Jeep Repairs

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Sebastian shared this video from Colombia that shows some jeeps undergoing repair. I’m a little surprised to see the guy spray painting the jeep without a mask.

 
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1943 War Bond Parade Video Outtakes

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

This collection of video outtakes was filmed September 9, 1943, in downtown Philadelphia. It includes some famous motion picture actors riding in jeeps like Fred Astaire, Lucille Ball, James Cagney, Greer Garson, Judy Garland, Dick Powell, Paul Henreid, and Harpo Marx.

http://mirc.sc.edu/islandora/object/usc%3A18719

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1944 Fox Movietone News Jeep as Blackboard

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

It seems the Americans waited until after they landed in France to start teaching some of the GIs how to speak French. Lacking blackboards, they turned to the underside of a jeep hood. The following Fox Movietone silent video clip is a collection of outtakes. The blackboard lesson begins at the 16:22 mark and lasts about a minute.

http://mirc.sc.edu/islandora/object/usc%3A16017

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1943 Fox Movietone Features Fire Jeep

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

The October 26, 1943, Fox Movietone featured a one minute clip about a Toledo, Ohio, Fire Jeep. It appears to be built on a Willys MB Slat Grille. The clip appears at the 6:53 mark of the video. I managed to get a few still images:

http://digital.tcl.sc.edu/cdm/ref/collection/mvtnwarfilm/id/783

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1942 War Department Film — Jeeps Towing Trailers

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Lots of jeep action. They drive the jeeps pretty hear near the end. At about the 8:30 mark there some hard driving video. The jeeps were bouncing pretty hard!

From archive.org: “Not the greatest film quality. National Archives description: “A 4.2″ mortar fires high explosive and phosphorus shells which explode on targets. Transportation of mortar and ammunition in large truck (10 men-10 rounds) is compared with that of a jeep towing a trailer bearing a mortar and ammunition (2 jeeps-6 men-48 rounds). Jeep and trailer units are tested at various speeds and on all types of terrain, fire mortars from barge landing craft as an island is approached, drive off barge, and are freed from ditches and other obstacles by their crews.”
National Archives Identifier: 24456

 
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1945 Signal Corps Video 7th Army

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

This archive.org  Signal Corps video has some good shots of jeeps along with the everyday life of a photographer/videographer. Here’s the original link: https://archive.org/details/ADC-4647

 
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Unusual Camper Truck

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos, Willys Trucks

A reader forwarded this unusual truck that’s been modified with all kinds of camping conveniences. The narrator isn’t always easy to understand, but the truck is interesting.

 
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2015 FC Roundup Videos

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

Jesse forwarded me these videos for your viewing pleasure. He’s already planning for 2016. You don’t see two FC M-679s butting head often!

Also, don’t forget these FC events coming up this year:

July 24-26 in the MidWest, WaynesVille, Ohio.
http://thefcconnection.com/jeep_forward_control_meet_-_ohio_-_july_24-26,_2015.htm

July 31st – August 1st – 2nd Tacoma, WA
http://thefcconnection.com/2015_northwest_fc_get-together.htm