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More Tour Jeep — Jeep Train Photos

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Derek Redmond shared some more jeep-train and tour jeep photos he’s uncovered on various sites. Cool stuff!
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Postcards of Tour Jeeps in Europe

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Derek Redmond of the CJ-3B page shared these images from postcards on some European auction sites. It appears there are still 4×4 trips related to Canigou, which appears to be in the Pyrenean Mountains
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Andorra Land Rover Canigou France

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Postcard of CJ-5 at Beaver Lake Lodge on eBay

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This Beaver Lake Lodge CJ-5 in Marble, Colorado, was setup for tours. I wished there was a better photo of the jeep.

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“This is a Vintage Original Postcard, all the cards we sell are in VG or better condition, there are no tears or creases, unless otherwise noted in the item description. The MATCHSETS mark on the listing image is an online watermark only, never on the original item you will receive . All the postcards listed are STANDARD SIZE CARDS 5 1/2″ by 3 1/2″ unless otherwise noted”

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1959 Harney Peak South Dakota Jeep Trip Brochure

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UPDATE: I’ve been looking for one of these since I first saw one on eBay in 2013. I scored one earlier this month on eBay. Along with it came the post card below.

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Famous “Sand Hills Jeep” Postcard

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I just bought this for a few buck on eBay. How about this crazy contraption for running dunes? The postcard is a jumbo 6.5″ x 9″. I looked for more information about it, but all I could find was a reference in a book by J. Conrad and Kathyln Dunagan about a Jeep developed in the sand dunes (see bottom pic).

“Jumbo Antique Postcard 1970’s Chrome Famous Sand Hills Jeep Texas Sand Dunes”



Google result that shows a reference to a “jeep ride”


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1950s? Jeep Tour Postcard **SOLD**

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This CJ-3A has been extended in the rear to accommodate passengers. It looks pretty comfy!

“A new color advertising postcard probably of SAN JUAN SCENIC JEEP TOURS of their early 1950’s Jeep CJ-5 with a lunch and coffee box mounted off the tailgate, very lightly bumped corners, no creases, no postmark. Crisp and clear. Nothing written on the back. About 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. Any glare or distortion is from my digital camera.”




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1956 Harney Peak Article & Photos

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The February 1956 issue of Globetrotter featured a short article about using jeeps to take tourists to Harney Peak in South Dakota. You can see more pics and information about Harney Peak jeeps on a couple other posts.

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More from the 2016 FC-Roundup

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Four handsome jeep guys. Left to Right, Craig Brockhaus (, Jesse Ybarra (A most excellent roundup host), Mark Smith (, and me.


Tom Smith of put this video together: Tom Smith’s 65-Sec Tour Jeep Video:

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Tour Jeep in Africa

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This unique tour jeep truck was featured in the April 1955 issue of Willys News.


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Ranch Tour Via Jeep in Julian, CA

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I ran across this ad for a jeep tour in eastern San Diego County, California.

“Hello there! I am here to tell you theres a new adventure in eastern San Diego. It takes place on a very private ranch on the outskirts of Julian. We are offering private weekend jeep tours, to discover an unseen landscape not before explored. This is the first year it is ever being done. We will travel through select areas of julian, to wine taste, have a delicious lunch, or even to the local brewery. We will then travel through the oldest apple/pear orchard in Julian. Then the last stop to view old growth trees and views of the ocean from the mountain with which most the wildlife will be seen. There will be a daytime tour and an evening tour in your choice of Jeeps! Give us a call/email or text for more information, we look forward to hearing from you!”

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Willys America Photos from the FC Roundup

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Paul Berry uploaded photos from his visit to the FC Roundup on Facebook. You can visit the Willys America’s page here:


Jesse Ybarra’s FC Tour Jeep. Looks great Jesse!

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Photos from Don Pratt Sedona Jeep Tours

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The 1966 Volume 12, No. 5, issue of Jeep News featured these photos from Don Pratt’s Pink Jeep Tours from Sedona, Arizona. The company now offers tours in four Arizona locations.

According to this site, Pink Jeep Tours is the oldest continuously operating Jeep Tour Company in the United States. It was started in 1958 by a Sedona Realtor named Don Pratt, who would drive clients to see homes at Broken Arrow Estates. The Broken Arrow tour is the original Jeep tour and is still today the most popular tour in Sedona.Why did he make the jeeps pink? Mr. Pratt got the idea while visiting the Royal Hawaiian Hotel on Waikiki Beach, where everything was pink.


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1975 CJ-6 Pine Mountain, GA $4500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $4500

(12/17/2104) Brake lights need rewiring.

“This jeep is my daily driver. Runs perfect. It is a rare 1975 Jeep CJ6. Made from 1955 to 1975 most were sent to Swedish and South American militaries. Body is in good shape with one patch below driver door and few holes behind passenger seat. Engine is a 4.2 6 cylinder stock. Have soft top and doors also. Don’t know the mileage as it has a new speedometer. Manual 3 speed tranny. Jeep is my daily driver and runs perfectly. Rebuilt motor few thousand miles ago. Beefy front and rear bumper, with hitch receivers on both ends. Top rack and fold down bench seats. Also have removable seat for rear with seat belts. Back of the tub has a welded in diamond plate. Only things wrong are it needs a parking brake cable and handle, and rewire brake lights. Also, the new speedometer doesn’t have the temperature gauge or fuel gauge hooked up. Body is in good shape with one patch below driver door and few holes behind passenger seat. Bedliner sprayed inside and out. New windshield, starter and alternator.”

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Fermel Utility Jeeps from South Africa

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After publishing the post about the Union Mine Jeeps, Marc found a website that features new ones. A South African company called Fermel makes four different utility vehicles. The webpage for each jeep includes a video of each respective jeep.

1. Mini UV Emergency Vehicle: A light utility vehicle with permanent 4 wheel drive and a maximum payload capacity of 1500 kg. Built on a unique Meccano Type chassis
Features Include :
Blue Flashing Light , Siren , Roller bed & locking point for stretcher , Lockable cabinet , Overhead oxygen bottle rock , Drip hooks, Defibrilator carring points , Rubberlined rear , Fabric Lattice tailgate , Foam cushions , Flourescent lights at rear.

2. MIni UV LDV: Categorized as a light utility vehicle, the MINI UV LDV is a 2 seater, 1500 kg payload capacity underground machine. The loadbay is ideally suited for materials transportation. The vehicle features permanent 4 Wheel Drive , a unique meccano type chassis and wet multi disc brakes inboard axles. Load area for carrying general materials.


3. Mini UV LWB: A permanent 4 Wheel Drive , light utility transporter with a payload capability of 1000 kg. A seating capacity of 4-6 passengers. Built on a unique meccano type mining chassis , the MINI UV is a mining vehicle designed for use in harsh operating conditions. The vehicle is equipped with a DEUTZ 4 cylinder air-cooled motor , COMII , EPA II Emission compliance and wet-multi disc. Service and failsafe service inboard axles.



4. Mini UV SWB: A permanent 4 Wheel Drive , light utility transporter with a payload capability of 1000 kg. A seating capacity of 4-6 passengers. Built on a unique meccano type mining chassis , the MINI UV is a mining vehicle designed  for use in harsh operating conditions. The vehicle is equipped with a DEUTZ 4 cylinder air-cooled motor , COMII , EPA II Emission compliance and wet-multi disc. Service and failsafe service inboard axles.


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1973 VW Custom Bus College Station, TX **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $20,000

This fun looking VW bus popped up on my searches because it is belng sold by Willy. So, I figured I’d share it. It reminded me of a tour-jeep.

“1973 VW Beach Bus! Fully restored, Lots of fun to drive, beefed up new engine. A true head turner. Clean Blue TX Title. Serious inquiries only.”

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Custer State Park, South Dakota, Jeep Tour

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Looking for a unique way to see the Buffalo herds near Custer State Park (map)? You might look into a Jeep Tour. Here are pics showing a Wagoneer and a later model jeep built to hold a small group. Here are some links that might be helpful. It’s not clear to me if there is only one tour operator or multiple ones.

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Photo of Tampa Bay Tour Jeep **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Craig spotted this Tampa Bay CJ-6 Tour Jeep photo on eBay.

“1969 Jeep Tour Guide Ybor City Tampa FL Street Scene 1 Color Slide(s) 35mm”


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1962 Wagon San Marcos, TX **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6800.

This was for sale last year. It looks like it sold and is being resold.

“62 willys jeep wagon custom chop top convertible. 4×4 Original Flat head 6 super hurricane 226 engine. T90 3spd. Dana 44 4.27 gears. Original/restoration, no rust. Runs and drives perfect. Gets excellent gas mileage with the single barrel carb. Is not perfect by any means but that is the point it is better with its little imperfections.”

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Photo of CJ-3B Tour Jeep Circa 1962 on eBay

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UPDATE: Brett noted the jeep is transporting the elephant. I originally thought the elephant was behind the jeep (after all, who transports an elephant in a jeep). Of course, sometimes they’ve been known to drive one.

Marc pointed out that this ‘Tour Jeep’ CJ-3B appears to have an extended rear. It looks like to me it  can carry extra people. The photo is circa 1962 and is probably from Africa. I wish we had a side shot of it. The photo is located in France, but shipping is free.

“vintage silver press print,
Tirage argentique
Circa 1962”

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1979 CJ-7 Tour Jeep Glendale, AZ **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Dennis noted that the VIN indicates these are CJ-7s.

Craig spotted this CJ-7 tour jeep. Seems like a good price. I suspect this jeep comes from the same tour Tucson company as these CJ-7 tour jeeps that were auctioned back in 2012.

“Up for sale is a rare az 99 % rust free survivor. Very straight solid body,my mechanic has gone through the jeep and restored it correctly.
very reliable starts rite up every time.
Runs and drives good, power steering, brakes work as they should, 4×4 works good, stop tail lights headlights all work, turn signals not working not sure why, gauges fuel, temp ,oil pressure, all work as they should, overall rust free very solid jeep trail, street ready. New parts paint, Tires wheels wrangler Kevlar $200 each ,weber carb conversion, radiator overflow tank, new battery, brakes, seats, ss grill, many more new parts, jeep runs and drives nice and shifts smooth through all gears,has been well maintained over the years. Check my feedback score and bid with confidence. I have a new ss gauge bezel plate. This may be a modified custom extended cj7 or a factory cj8 prototype, I can’t tell.
But it is well done and solid, the title says 2DSW model year 1979.
Its unique and fun, passenger seat moves forward and step to load people easy. very straight body, new paint.”

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Tommy Barlett’s Deer Ranch


From the Lost Parks website I learned that Tommy Bartlett’s international Deer Ranch in Silver Springs, Florida, was a petting zoo “in the early 1960’s. The land was only rented from the Springs, and there was at least one lawsuit between Bartlett and Silver Springs over the terms of his lease. Eventually the land was reabsorbed into the Silver Springs attraction and Bartlett left to concentrate on his Wisconsin busineses. He died in September, 1998.”

The pic below shows a CJ-5 wrapped by advertising and reindeer.

tommy-barletts-deer-ranch-cj5-1Here’s a business card from the ranch that I found on eBay:


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Old Ghost Town Jeep Tour Brochure

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Marc forwarded this ghost town jeep tour brochure from Salida, Colorado. I can’t tell how old the brochure is.



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1961 Cape Cod Jeep Tour Photo on eBay

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Doug spotted this neat photo of a Cape Cod Sand Dune Tour Wagon.

“Original 35mm film slide.
Subject: Mitch’s Beach Taxi, on Cape Cod.
Date: Sept. 1961
Mount/Film Type: Ektachrome, Processed by Technicolor”

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1962 Topless Wagon Katy, TX **SOLD**

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UPDATE: Was listed at $5500. It appears to have sold. 

“This is a 62 willys wagon. Dana 44 rear axle, super hurricane flathead straight 6, 4 wheel drive, all original drivetrain, original motor, original transmission, and original transfer case. Clear title in hand. Runs great and gets lots of attention everywhere you go

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Postcard of Wagon Tour Jeep on eBay

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Marc forwarded this cool postcard.

“Advertising Postcard showing one of the Jeeps operated by San Juan Scenic Jeep Tours out of Ouray, Colorado.
This is an unused, standard-sized (3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″) modern chrome postcard. (c.1950s/60s)
It is in very good / excellent condition.”

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