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Santa From Australia

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, International • TAGS: .

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

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual • TAGS: .

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

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

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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Christmas Jeeps in Armenia, Colombia

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To celebrate the holiday season, the director of the monuments foundation in the town of Armenia, Colombia, has decorated 15 jeeps with neon colors. The initiative is called the Jeep Tour and is  part of the city’s effort to reinforce the cultural importance of jeeps, yipao and coffee to tourists.

Here’s the full article in Spanish: http://www.caracol.com.co/noticias/regionales/en-jeep-willys-los-turistas-en-armenia-podran-apreciar-los-alumbrados/20141207/nota/2540843.aspx

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1942 Santa’s Jeep Tru Val Shirt Ad

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: .

This was on eBay in 2014. This post has been updated with a better quality image.

“Binder holes incursion at the margin. 10×13 page”

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The Holidays are Coming . . .

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features • TAGS: .

This Santa Claus Jeep card is on eBay.

“6” x 5″ unused (not signed) paper French fold greeting card. No envelope, no scrapbook residue, some scattered toning. Please click to the enlarge the photo, or use the zoom tool to make sure the condition is up to your standards.”

View all the information on eBay

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Jeep-ers Christmas Card

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Postcards • TAGS: .

Looking for something else, I ran across this christmas card.

http://www.wwpd.net/2012/12/santas-jeep.html

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Happy Independence Day

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Happy Independence Day Everyone! If you live in Kentucky, you may have seen this flag-themed jeep.

http://whatareyouworkinon.com/category/tags/american-flag-jeep

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1945 Christmas Card on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards • TAGS: .

Marc spotted this great vintage card. That’s quite the part on the jeep!

“UP FOR BID IS THIS APPROX 7″ X 5″
FRENCH MADE WWII ONE SHEET CHRISTMAS CARD
IT IS IN GREAT CONDITION”

View all the information on eBay

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Happy Valentines Day 2014

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Searching for vintage Valentine Cards on eBay, I stumbled across this one that cracked me up. It’s not a jeep, but it seems appropriate for my wife (a former weapons specialist). It’s probably a better one than the card I got her (which I kind of got myself, since it will go back into my folders . . .lol . . . don’t worry, I’ll make it up to her).

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1944 Christmas Card with Santa in a Jeep

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This fun card was spotted on Etsy, but is no longer available for sale.

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1944? Valentine’s Card w/ a Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Women & Jeeps • TAGS: .

It’s a cute card.

“THIS FUN VINTAGE VALENTINE CARD HAS A WWII ARMY SOLDIER GIVING HIS GIRLFRIEND A RIDE IN HIS JEEP.

THIS IS PRINTED ON THE FRONT: “JEEPERS BUT I’D LIKE YOU FOR MY VALENTINE”.

THE CARD MEASURES 5″ HIGH AND 7-1/2″ WIDE. IT IS DATED 1944 ON THE BACK.

IT IS SIGNED IN PENCIL ON THE BACK. THERE IS NO TAPE OR SCRAPBOOK RESIDUE ON THE BACK OF THE CARD.”

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Valentine Greeting Jeep Card

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards, Women & Jeeps • TAGS: .

I just spotted this vintage card, so I got it for Ann. Or maybe, I’ll give it to her, so she can give it to me? Somehow, I’ll make sure she is happy and I get the card!

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Santa Driving a Follow-Me Jeep out of a Glider

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

This photo was published in the December 1978 issue of the Silent Wings Newsletter. Santa was exiting a Waco CG13. Read more here and look for December 2013.

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Merry Christmas Everyone

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Well, I thought I’d have time Christmas Eve night to post some jeeps, but we got very busy. I’ll post this for now (Thanks Charles) and take Christmas day off.

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Merry Christmas FC

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Features • TAGS: .

Patrick wanted to share this animated GIF he created. Great stuff!

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You Can Tell it’s Christmas Time in Canada When . . .

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It’s Christmas time in Canada when Lawrence dresses up himself, his dogs and his automobiles to deliver Christmas presents. This year there’s a new addition to the group: a beautiful FC-150. The native red of the FC just seems perfect this time of year.

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Interwoven Socks, Santa, and a Ford GP on eBay

UPDATE: Back on eBay.

This 1945 Ad appears to show Santa driving a Ford GP.

View all the information on eBay

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Thanks to Roberto Flores for the illustration.

 
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Happy Halloween from Roberto Flores

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Check out this great Halloween illustration by Roberto. See more here:
http://www.cafepress.com/robertoflorescartoonist
http://www.zazzle.com/flores67

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V-Mail Letter USMCR Christmas Jeep on eBay

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Marc spotted this cool V-Mail Christmas holiday letter with the USMC playing Santa Claus.

View all the information on ebay

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Santa Driving a Jeep in Ad

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: .

JJ spotted Santa driving a jeep in this ad by Walk Kelly from 1942. You can find more Walt Kelly illustrations where JJ found this one at The Golden Age.

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