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Happy Valentines Day

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Have you gotten your Valentine a gift? No? Well, what says Happy Valentines better than a set of boxers with Pink Jeeps all over it?  Order your set from Pink Jeep Tours today. (Hope my wife doesn’t see this . . .)

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Santa Claus and Jeep Greeting Card on Etsy $4

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How about this great old card showing Santa and a Jeep.  The card is 4″x 5″

View the card on Etsy

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Bill’s Holiday DJ

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Bill, did my meager decorating of Biscuit inspire you?  I think the gold trim works better on your DJ.

 
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Happy Holidays!

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Poor Biscuit has been run so little this year that we had to get him a new battery for xmas.  That perked him right up!  We took him for a spin between rain showers and snapped some pics.  There might be some updates on Christmas day . . . or there might not be.

 

 
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Intermittent Updates for the next week

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The kids are in town for Christmas, so updates will be intermittent.

My sister forwarded this picture of her chickens celebrating the holidays.

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Seasons Greetings from Canada

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The holiday spirit seems to have overtaken Lawrence and his 1929 Willys Overland Whippet. Lawrence hails from West Vancouver, BC, Canada.  I guess they take the holidays pretty seriously up there. This picture shows them getting ready to deliver Christmas eve presents in style.  And here, I thought he got the Whippet all dressed up just to land at the top of eWillys!  Lawrence is also the soon-to-be owner of FC-150.

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Christmas and Holiday Cards from Roberto Flores

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Below is one of Robert’s holiday cards.  You can see all his holiday cards here and check out other items by him at zazzle.com.

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Hallmark Jeep Ornament

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Rob forwarded me a pic of his Hallmark jeep ornament.  I found one just like it on eBay.

If you have an interesting jeep ornament, take a picture of it and send it to me (d@ewillys.com)

 
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Bill Visits the Fantastic Caverns

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UPDATE: Learn more about the green jeep in the comments section.

Upon learning about the jeep at the Fantastic Cavern’s Visitor Center in Springfield, Missouri, Bill had to see it for himself.  Fortunately for us, he took along his camera.  Since Friday is the official start of the Christmas season, even though ‘Black Friday’ has now leaked into the evening of ‘Turkey, Christmas presents in the back of jeep just seemed a perfect way to launch the season (for us Willys nuts anyway).

Here’s photos of the original jeep.  Bill was told it was a CJ-2A, but it seemed more 3A to him.

Here are some pics of the new propane fueled jeeps:

 
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Carved Pumpkin Jeeps

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For those who haven’t carved your pumpkins yet, I found a few ideas below.  We (and by we I mean Ann did all the work) grew our own pumpkins this year, so if we make time for carving them we will try something with a jeep flair.

Kaiser Willys is having a Jeep Pumpkin Carving contest with a $25 gift certificate as the prize.  Go to their facebook page to learn more.  The pic below is from the Kaiser Willys Facebook page.

Here’s another carved pumpkin for those that can’t identify what the shapes represent:

 

Here is a different take on a jeep pumpkin that I found here.

Here is a stencil you can use to carve your own pumpkin.  Well, it’s a small size version of the stencil. The original stencil seems to be gone.  If you click here, you can use a version of this pic that I have blown up (maybe it will work?).

 

And then there is this painting of a jeep amongst pumpkins by Daphne Wynne Nixon.

Here are a few other links to carvings:

– http://www.naxja.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1013337

Google images “Jeep Pumpkin Carvings”

 
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December 1947 Unity Magazine Cover

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Colin forwarded this wonderful cover from the December 1947 issue of Unity Magazine, a Willys Overland Magazine.

Coling writes, “The cover shows a small girl, actually the daughter of the magazine editor, holding an Al-Toy Jeep truck and just below it, the box it came in.  The Jeep truck was to the best of our knowledge, the Christmas toy for the Willys VIPs and high volume dealers for 1947.”

 

 
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Johnny Cash’s 1975 Christmas Album

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Sebastian spotted the cover of this 1975 Johnny Cash Album.  That red jeep looks very similar to the one in the pictures from last month.

 
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Merry Christmas

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Bill forwarded this great picture of his wagon in front of someone’s light show (his possibly?).  Thanks Bill.

I hope every enjoys their Christmas and has a Happy New Year!

 
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More Holiday Cheer

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Holidays and Jeeps … does it get better?  More from Roberto.

 
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Another Christmas Illustration From Roberto

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Here is another Christmas Illustration courtesy of Roberto Flores.

 
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Spreading Xmas Cheer

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Roberto spread some christmas cheer our direction by sending some examples of his holiday jeeps.  They will appear over the next few days.  Thanks Roberto!

 
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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Just when I was wondering what kind of turkey-willys post I could create for today’s holiday, Roberto forwarded me the perfect illustration.  So, today I am thankful for his artistry!  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

 
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Holiday Postcard from the MacArthur Museum Archives

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From the archives of the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History in Little Rock, Ar, comes this holiday image on a post card.

 
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Chrismas Wagon

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Here’s a good way to celebrate the holidays!  You can see more holiday cars here.

 
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4 ‘Santa’ Images from the Australian War Memorial

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This is a little convoluted to follow, but from Pul.se, via Photography News website, and courtesy of the Australian War Memorial come these four photographs that capture Santas, Christmas, the Holidays and Jeeps.  Ok, technically I only found 2 of the photos through Pul.se, but once i found those two I thought there would be more.

1. This photo is from Japan

ITSUKUSHIMA, JAPAN. 1946-12-20. DURING THE CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES ORGANISED BY 116TH AUSTRALIAN CONSTRUCTION DEPOT, BCOF, AT MIYAJIMA SCHOOL SANTA CLAUS ARRIVES BY JEEP. ON THE FRONT OF THE JEEP, INSCRIBED IN JAPANESE, ARE THE WORDS “MERRY CHRISTMAS”. LEFT TO RIGHT: VX150376 DRIVER A. R. DAVIS, EUROA, VIC (1); SX34345 PRIVATE M. P. BURGESS, NORWOOD, SA (2); NX196391 PRIVATE C. R. ANSELL, WILLOUGHBY, NSW (3).

2. Here is a photo from New Guinea

Ramu Valley, New Guinea. 1943-12-25. NX103434 Captain F. D. Smith, dressed as Father Christmas, arriving at one of the wards of the main dressing station, 2/6th Australian Field Ambulance, in a jungle cart (Thompson Stretcher), drawn by a jeep, to distribute Christmas presents to the patients. Identified personnel are: SX28258 Private E. J. Cummings (2); TX5952 Private R. G. Viney (6), and Corporal R. Roessler (7).

3. This image is from Korea

Santa Claus arrives at the Christmas party given by the 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR), to two hundred Korean children from villages near the Gallipoli camp. Santa found some straggling guests on the way to the party and gave them a lift in his sleigh, the fire chief’s bright red jeep. An unidentified soldier is sitting in the back of the jeep with the children.

4. Here is another image from Korea

Unidentified members of either the 2nd or 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR or 3RAR), gather at a jeep which has carried Santa Claus to their camp in Korea. The jeep has been decorated with branches of Christmas (pine) tree and has two large loudspeakers attached to the front.

 
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Happy Valentine’s Day

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For all the couples out there, I will not take the blame for distracting your man (or woman) tonight.  So, Happy Valentine’s Day! (In other words, no updates tonight)

 
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From Jan-Willem de Boer and Roberto Flores

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Here’s a great Holiday drawing!  You can see the full version at Jan’s website, http://www.jwdeboer.nl,  or via this link.