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Four Wheel Drive Club of Fresno Vest on eBay

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This California Four Wheel Drive Club of Fresno’s roots date back to 1953. It’s unclear what size this is.

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“Vintage Four Wheel Drive Club Of Fresno Vest, Green. 8 Vintage Patches. 79-83..”



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Green River Valley Jeepers Club Plaque **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500 (best offer accepted).

The Green River Valley Jeep Club launched in 1965. It was a well-known club, especially since the Brooks were heavily involved in the PNW4WDA. I vividly remember the last Green River Valley Jeepers playday I attended (likely due to the kissing of a girl). I was a newly temp-licensed driver, so was 15 years old (so 1980). It was held just north of Enumclaw along some power lines; No doubt the area is surrounded by homes now. But, back then, it was rocks and mud and water holes.

“Old & Original. We believe this to be one (1) of only two (2) known signs handmade by the club’s founder 50yrs ago (circa 1970s).”

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Desert Foxes Jeep Club Patch on eBay

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Currently priced at $149.99, it looks like a club jacket patch. According to the California 4-Wheel Drive Association’s history page, the Desert Foxes formed out of long reach prior to April of 1959. The club was one of the charter members of the Association.

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“Original Desert Foxes Jeep Club Member Embroidered Patch Iron-On Sew-On 7 1/2”. Condition is “Used”.”



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Puget Sound Boondockers Club Patch

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Brandon bought this cool, vintage jeep club patch from the late 1960s/early 1970s at an estate sale. I can’t remember ever seeing the club logo before, but the group is documented in the PNW4WDA Region One roster booklet from 1972.

As the image suggests, the Boondockers was a club based out of the south Puget Sound area of Washington, mostly Auburn. As of 1972 the club had 11 members, most of whom had CJ-5s.


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Tierra Del Sol Jeep Club Sign

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This was on eBay over the Thanksgiving holiday. Seth reports it sold for $510!

“Up for your consideration is this Vintage Original WILLYS Tierra Del Sol San Diego JEEP Four Wheel Drive CLUB Porcelain SIGN 9″ .  This great sign was found from a recent estate and dates around the late 60’s.  It is made of metal with a porcelain finish. It measures 9″ in diameter.  Has some light wear around the edges. Colors are still bright.  Please view all photo’s as they are a part of the description. Will be packed with care for shipment.”


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1953 CJ-3A Temecula, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $14,500.

(06/05/2015) This is a nice looking, older build.

“4 Wheel Drive
Ford Boss 302 Engine – Purchased new from Ford
Ford 3 speed transmission
Warn Overdrive
4.88 Posi – Front and Rear
Chevy power steering
11″ Brakes
Warn Hubs
Best Top
Tow Bar

This jeep has been in our family since the mid 1960’s. It started out as a stock 4 cyl and in 1971 my father purchased a new complete Boss 302 engine from Ford (Carb to bell housing). He upgraded the drive train when he installed the engine. This Jeep had all the top parts available for it’s day. The Jeep was parked in the garage in the 1990’s after my father had a heart attack. The Jeep sat until recently when I decided to get it running. I replaced the fluids, cleaned the gas tank, replaced the battery, rebuilt the carb, and replaced the fuel filter. It started right up and runs great. To make it road worthy it will need new tires as they are 30+ years old. It’s tough to sell but I’m getting too old to enjoy it.”

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Vintage Wolverine 4-Wheelers Jacket **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

A reader forwarded this ebay ad for a Wolverine 4-Wheelers jacket. They are the oldest four wheel club in Michigan (according to their website). It is a medium size.

“Amazing condition for its age
No holes
4 amazing patches on this red windbreaker jacket
Patches have minor discoloration but overall in great shape
Size is a medium
Perfect for a collection or everyday wear
Sold as is”

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Video: Yakima Ridge Runners 1950s Video Part 2

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This is the second of two videos made by Universal International News. Much of this footage seems very similar to the shots taken by Life Magazine of the Ridge Runners, when they did ran a story about the Jeep Club.

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Videos: Ridge Runners Video #1

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The Yakima Ridge Runners Jeep Club recognizes itself as the world’s first incorporated Jeep Club, incorporating in early 1947. I have run across reports of early clubs formed in Southern California, but whether they actually incorporated or not is unknown to me. This video made by Universal International News was one of two.

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2008 PNW4DA Racing

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I was searching to see if anyone posted videos from the PNW4WDA 2009 Convention, but haven’t seen any yet.  I did find this nicely organized collection of racing images from 2008 that I hadn’t seen.  So, I thought I’d share them.  Note the audio has been disabled.  I have to wonder exactly how they track down audio like that given the millions of videos uploaded vs. the relatively low number of hits on this video.