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1943 Photo of Santa in a Jeep on eBay

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Christmas isn’t all that far away!

“1943 Press Photo Santa Claus Tracked Down Bouncing Along Mountain Trail in Jeep.
This is an original press photo. A Camp Carson scouting party on Christmas reconnaissance, tracked down Santa Claus, bouncing along a mountain trail using a jeep instead of good, old “Bunder,” “Blitzen,” and the rest of his traditional outfit. He told the soldiers that he was taking his new rig on a “shakedown cruise” and fount it would do the job very well. Santa forecasted a big Christmas for everybody—especially the boys at Camp Carson. Photo measures 7 x 9 inches. Photo is dated 12-21-1943.”

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Merry Christmas Everyone

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Just a single update for Christmas. Everyone have a safe and joyous Christmas!

This unique Christmas Card vmail from 1944 sold on eBay in 2013 for $14.60.

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Eric’s Christmas “Card”

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Eric shared this photo of his Christmas-ified jeep, Short Round.

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Merry Christmas from Willys Am Tegernsee

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Just a few updates tonight. I’m behind on Christmas ….

Christian shared these season greetings from Germany: http://www.willys-am-tegernsee.de

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Santa Leaves Rudolph Behind

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Dan shared this Santa & Rudolph cartoon.

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Happy Halloween

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Thanks to Idaho Todd for this wonderful 2016 Halloween Willys photo.

I will be spending all (and I do mean ALL) day setting up for trick-o-treaters. My mother-law-law likes to put on a big show for the kids, so we decorate on Halloween day then take everything down after they leave. Hopefully it doesn’t rain this year!

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1942 Photo of Santa & Jeeps Pulling Tanks on ebay

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A similar version of the photo was sold on eBay in May of 2015.

“1942- Pulled by a quintette of jeeps instead of reindeer, Santa Claus rides a tank at Fort Knox. This was the Christmas greeting from the men of the armored force. Name “Yardbird” is painted on lead jeep. The others look to have names as well but I can’t make them out.”

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Valentine Jeep Card on eBay

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It’s perfect for your valentine.

“Vintage UNUSED (unsigned) Valentine children’s one sided card, like the kind we would exchange in school with each other. Please check out photos for image, caption and condition. These are a reminder of yesteryear and wonderful childhood school memories!! I am a smoke and pet free environment.”

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Ford GP Valentine Card **SOLD**

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UPDATE: Two of these sold in 2014. The last seller mentioned the eyes move back and forth with the jeep. This one sold for $14.50 on eBay.

“WWII ARMY WAAC VALENTINE. 5″X 4″.”

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1945 Santa Photo with VEC CJ-2A on eBay

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Should I know who Joan Rimers is?

“Original Vintage Press Photo Christmas Santa & Pretty Girl Joan Rimers w/ Willys Jeep CJ dated 1945 Size is 7×9″ inches.”

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Santa Fireplace Display

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This December 1955 Willys News article shows a jeep exiting a fireplace in a Florida Jeep dealership. It looks too big for Santa to bring down the chimney, but a flat fender would have fit 🙂

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Merry Christmas Everyone!

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Just as a reminder,

Ann, my kids, and I will be spending the week in the Seattle area. I do have some updates scheduled to appear, but they will be limited. The kids leave on the 26th and Ann and I will be back in Pasco by the 27th, so I imagine normal updates will begin at least by Dec. 28th, if not earlier.

Lawrence and his dogs once again dressed up for the holidays. Thanks for the photos!

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Merry Christmas DJ-5

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Blaine forwarded this DJ-5 Christmas jeep from Sandy, Oregon.

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1941 Santa Claus in a Willys MA on eBay

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I bet this is one of the earliest Santa-in-a-jeep photos.

“1941- Santa Clause uses jeep to bring presents to troops at the Quartermaster Replacement Center at Camp Lee, Virginia.”

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Jim’s Merry Christmas

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Jim’s M-38 looks ready for a Christmas parade.

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Christmas Wagon in NC

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Buz spotted this wagon with some Christmas spirit in Blowing Rock, NC last week.

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Halloween in San Antonio

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This photo appeared on the G503 Facebook page. It was taken in San Antonio, possibly at Ripleys Believe It or Not.

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Soldier in Jeep for Christmas Photo on eBay

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This appears to be some kind of Christmas photo with the jeep acting as the reindeer for a sleigh prop in the back. No information is included with the photo.

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1947 Willys Overland Christmas Card on eBay

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Not perfect, but still a neat Christmas card.

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Santa From Australia

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One more Santa post. Jalopnik posted this rendition of Santa driving a ‘jeep’ that was painted by Australian James Higgins Quirk in the 1950s. The original image is part of a digital collection at the Museum Victoria.

http://museumvictoria.com.au/collections/items/1486013/digital-photograph-cartoon-santa-claus-driving-car-circa-1950s

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Willys Back End Liquor & Wine Bar

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Here’s a heart warming story of a boy, a girl, a jeep and a Merry Christmas!

Mike writes, I wanted to take the time to share with you my Christmas present from my girlfriend. She arranged to have a local artist put together a liquor/wine bar made from the back end of a 49′ Willys. Don’t worry, the jeep was beyond repair. This bar is catered towards my specific hobbies such as my 46′ Willys, my love for Scotch, plus a few other things. I think she’s a keeper!!! Both my girlfriend and the bar!

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Santa’s Helpers … Joe and his M-151

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Santa got a little help from an M-151 this year. Joe tells me it was a cold drive, but taking Santa for a ride and being last in the parade was fun!

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Santa Claus Delivers in a Jeep

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That’s a pile of presents!

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1943 Army Motors Christmas Cover

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Cam forwarded this Christmas cover from the December 1943 issue of Army Motors to get us in the right mood.

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Have a Merry Christmas

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Here’s Jim’s 1948 CJ-2A all decorated for Christmas.

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