Sunday, November 25, 2012
The Jeep By Sea, Air And Land, Part Three
Today brings us to the third part of the legendary jeep getting around through various methods during wartime. It wasn’t all out of the ordinary, sometimes the jeep was just plain on the ground doing what it did best as the most versatile vehicle of the Second World War. The jeep did just about anything from the day to day duties of serving as a portable litter for the wounded and providing transportation for medics as you’ll see in the “Medics In Dungarees” article to helping to provide training to GIs (though I don’t think that I’d like it myself.... riding in a jeep is one thing and learning to somersault and roll out of one moving at 40 mph is quite another...). In its day, the jeep was hauled by cable down cliff sides, travelled the Burma-Ledo road, helped clean up gas spills and a slat grill served as a model for its ‘stepchild’ powered by an icebox motor. Notice
the two small models sitting its hood as well. Pretty cool!
I still have a ton of PopMech and PopSci articles to go through and present here. Next week I’ll focus on some of the great little ads that were found in the back that advertised everything from replacement F-heads for cheap, to do-it-yourself duallies. For now you can find all of the above articles in the Miscellaneous section of the Popular Mechanics and Science Archive.
I hope that everyone had a fine Thanksgiving and are enjoying your Black Friday weekend. Now that the holiday season has officially begun, the This-Old-Jeep.com online marketplace has tons of deals and sales running through the weekend and into Cyber Monday. I’ve spent the past week going through and re-arranging the entire store, updating it, deleting duplicate products and improving the look of existing ones. I’ve also come out with three new t-shirt designs based on classic ads from the 40’s through the 60’s, new holiday ornaments and holiday cards. You can check out the store here and be sure to come back for more deals through tomorrow!