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Sebastian and His Son Santiago

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Sebastian is doing his best to pass on the family love of jeeps. Poor kid doesn’t have a chance 🙂

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A Couple Pics from Antioquia, Colombia

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Sebastian writes, “Here are a few pics that my dad took last Saturday on a trip he did to “Puente Pelaez”. This is in Antioquia. As you can see it is a nice rural area where the Willys fits perfectly.”

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Sebastian in Colombia

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Sebastian’s visiting Colombia and took his CJ-3B out for a drive. Here’s a photo from his drive. That wall of stuff behind him is great!

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Ron Dennis’ Trip to Southern Colorado

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Ron Dennis spent a few days exploring southern Colorado in his M-38. Sounds like he had a great time and had some beautiful weather. Sebastian compiled Ron’s photos and descriptions into a post at the Flat Fender Club of Butler’s website. go there to see all the pictures and Ron’s thoughts:

http://flatfenderclubofbutler.wordpress.com/2013/08/03/welcome-46/

Here’s a photo of Ron at Black Bear Pass:

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Jeep Train in Colombia

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Sebastian’s in Colombia for a week and forwarded this article regarding a jeep train in Colombia. Here are a few photos and the link to the article (it is in Spanish).

http://www.carroya.com/contenido/clasificar/Chicas_famosos/top_carroya/2013/ARTICULO-WEB-PTL_NOTA-12984087.html

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Sebastian Hitting some Car Shows

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Sebastian’s been spending the month hitting a few car shows. Here are a couple pics.

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A good looking CJ-3B from Colombia

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Sebastian’s father spotted this jeep and share the picture with us. Note the extended rear.

He writes, “My dad spotted this nice 3B in Villavicenio, Meta (Colombia). It seems
to be used for work or daily drive, the yellow plate means is registered
as a regular car. The white top looks nice and goes well with the
tires. However, it seems a little larger than normal. It seems there is
a cat or a dog underneath.”

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President of Colombia drives CJ-3A

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Sebastian spotted the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, driving this CJ-3A today in El Tiempo.

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Another Coffee Jeep in Colombia

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Sebastian’s dad, always on alert for jeep stuff in Colombia, emailed this picture while the site was down.  You might remember this coffee jeep from Colombia.

Sebastian added some notes for us:

– The coffee sign, the wrong spelling in English and really no meaning in Spanish (it should be café)
– The top white sign saying “minutos” which means cell phone minutes. You basically pay a fee and you can use their cell phone for a call. Look the lady using the phone for a call.
– Middle white sign which offers “Mazamorra”, a local dish that not everyone dares to try. Not that easy to find these days, and not really recommended if you have an afternoon full of things to do, most likely you will need a long nap after eating that.
– Bottom sing “arroz con leche” which means rice pudding, sweetened to perfection.
It can not be more Colombian than this!

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Sebastian and Falls Leaves

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Sebastian took a drive among the fall leaves and shared this beautiful pic!  Winter is on its way. Brrrrr

 
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Jalopnik Article on Colombian Jeeps

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Benjamin Preston just published an article on Jalopnik about Colombian (that would be the country of Colombia) jeep owners and their passion for owning and using jeeps on a daily basis. He also breaks down the different type of Yipao contests.  Of course, anyone who knows Sebastian probably isn’t surprised by this article at all 🙂

Read the article here: http://jalopnik.com/5951074/i-found-the-biggest-jeep-fans-in-the-world-and-theyre-not-in-the-us

 

 
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Front Page News from a Colombian Yipao

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Sebastian was in Colombia last month and saw this amazing picture from a local Colombian festival.  I have got to see one of these festivals for myself sometime 🙂

Unfamiliar with Yipaos?  Check out these videos: http://www.ewillys.com/?p=55703

Or view these pictures: http://tinyurl.com/879wmge

 
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Sebastian Enters a Car Show

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Sebastian has been busy touring Pennsylvania and getting to know the locals.  In these shots, his CJ-3B hob nobs with some sophisticated friends.

He writes, “Last Monday I attended the Walnut Street Invitational Car Show here in Pittsburgh with my 1953 CJ-3B. It was a great event; I was amazed by the neighbors I got at the event, a couple Lotus, a Ferrari and an Aston Martin. Take a look of the pictures at the blog (bottom 5 pictures at the link): http://flatfenderclubofbutler.wordpress.com/2011/02/08/welcome-28/

You can see Chuck Curty in one of the pictures. He is the one that restored my Willys and in a very irresponsible moment decided to sell it to me! haha. Unfortunately he left the event early because of rain and I did not have the chance to take a picture of the military jeep he took to the show.

 
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The Flat Fender Club of Butler Drops by the Reunion

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Sebastian wrote me yesterday, telling me he and some buddies made a special trip to visit the Willys Spring 2011 Reunion.

He writes, “Yesterday I went to the Midwest willys reunion in Mason OH. Altough we did not take our jeeps, some members of the Flat Fender Club of Butler went there to see some nice willys. It was a busy day, about 4 hours each way (from Pittsburgh). A very long day as you can imagine, totally worth it as shown in the pictures: http://flatfenderclubofbutler.wordpress.com/ (top post). I thought you may want to take a look.”

Here’s a couple of his images. See all of them at the link above.

 
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Sebastian Returns from Colombia

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I hadn’t heard from Sebastian for several months, so it was a nice surprise to get an email from him.  It turns out he just returned from a trip to his native country of Colombia.

Among his exploits on vacation was a 2 day trip in a CJ-3A with his dad that took them from Medellin to Bogota, covering nearly 400 km (about 250 miles) with elevations varying between 1300 ft to 8500 ft.

Sebastian provides images from his trip as the Flat Fender Club of Butler’s website.  I’ve linked to a couple below.  I’m hoping to sneak into his luggage on his next trip to Colombia — it’s a beautiful place.  Thanks for sharing Sebastian!

 
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Sebastian Visits Colombia and Brings Back Pics

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As the eWillys Senior Envoy to Colombia, Sebastian continues to bring back some great pics and information. This time he’s posted them at the Flat Fender Club of Butler’s website.  Below are a few of them. Thanks Sebastian!