Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas From!

Merry Christmas to everyone! The update is a bit late today and a small one at that. Spending time with my two sons, 3 and 5 took precedence this AM. I just wanted to say that I hope that everyone is having a wonderful day with their family, friends and jeeps this morning and that Santa brought you everything that you hoped for! Click on the photo above that came from the National Archives and are available as an inexpensive download from the always surprising website is a rich resource of information pertaining to anything military. Check them out here at the collection of some 300 historical photos of the mighty jeep. Check back with us next week (and next year!) for a regular update and I want to wish you and yours a very happy holiday!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Welcome Home!

After nearly eight and a half years, 4,500 dead and 30,000 wounded and 1.5 million served in total, welcome home to the troops who are finally leaving Iraq. And though the jeep was phased out in favor of the hummer, the jeep has always been linked with the U.S. fighting forces and in honor of this momentous time, I’d like to present these two pieces of jeep history. The press photo of the MB emerging from the glider is from the archives of the Detroit News dated 1943. Its an example of the forward thinking that the army displayed in its uses of the jeep as military tool. The magazine page is a 1947 post war example of army recruiting. The ad reminds the young men of the day that the regular army serves in both wartime and peace. The youth of the day and today remembered this and served their country and now they are coming home for a well deserved respite. Welcome home! You can view the full sized images by going to their respective albums and other photos and ads. Its still not too late to get your Xmas gifts for the jeep lover in your life, whether they’re t-shirts or tree ornaments, check them out here at the’s online store. Order by 3PM Pacific /6PM Eastern Time for guaranteed delivery by the 24th! Today is the last day!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Four New Dealer Advertising Postcards

Spanning about a decade, these postcards represent a method that is still tried and tested today, the automobile dealer postcard inviting prospective buyers to come on in for a test drive! The top two cards were huge, 8 1/2 X 11”! Imagine getting these in your mailbox! The Station Wagon cards date from 1958 when the new two-tone Maverick Special paint job was introduced and I’d guess that the newest member of the jeep family, the Jeepster Commando card dates from its introduction in 1967/8. Click here to be taken to the full sized photo album of these great cards. Check back in the next weeks for more postcards, more brochures, including some of the very earliest advertising for the civilian CJ-2A. And don’t forget that its still not too late to pick up that special t-shirt, bumper sticker, electronics case, mug, calendar or Christmas tree ornament for the jeep lover in your life! Check out the online marketplace for many, many ideas and gifts. There are sales going on all the time as well. Don’t forget to check back daily for the latest!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

The 2011 Calendar- December

The final month of the 2011 calendar features the proud owner of a classic Willys pickup truck. I wish that I had more info on it, but the only thing that I can glean is the Washington State plate with the year 1949 on it. I think that it’s a great picture. You can read the pride in the man’s face and you know why- he owns a jeep! You can click on the thumbnail to be taken to the complete gallery of photos from the 2011 calendar. If you want any of the photos to frame for your office, garage or man cave, it’s still not too late to order the calendar. The all-new 2012 calendar is also now available from the online marketplace. It features 17 all new and never before published photos of the mighty jeep and can be had as well as many other all new jeep related t-shirts, mugs, keychains and much more at the marketplace. Check the site often for updated weekly and daily sales through Xmas. Its the perfect time to start thinking about gifts for the holidays! We’ll be back next week with something all new and unique! Keep warm everyone!