Vintage Jeeps: Willys Overland & Jeep Utility Vehicles

The Jeep Wagoneer: A History Maker

The Jeep Wagoneer: A History Maker
It's been a long road... a road filled with inevitable ups and downs, twists and turns, green lights and dead ends. It was a journey that started back in November 2011.

However, Katie Sullivan is thrilled to share that the idea of a full-length documentary on the Jeep Wagoneer is starting to come to fruition. There's much more distance to travel before funding for the project is secured and a participating network is identified, but she's on her way with the help of Jillian T. Kuchman, Dave Bartlett, and many others. (Photo courtesy of Dave Bartlett)

The Philippine Jeepney

The Philippine Jeepney
The conclusion of World War II in the Pacific left many surplus military Jeeps in the Philippines. Ingeniously, Filipino's began using their metal crafting skills to transform these vehicles into multi-passenger modes of public transportation.

Though inspired by the all-American Jeep, the Jeepney is decidely Filipino. Built by hand by companies like Armak, Sarao, Hebron, and LGS Motors the modern Jeepney is usually powered by a 4-cylinder Isuzu or Mitsubishi diesel engine. Their steel shells are often polished to a chrome-like sheen or emblazoned with vibrant paint schemes. During our recent trip to the Philippines I was not only able to capture these rolling works of art on camera, but also had a chance to sit in the driver's seat.

Modeling The Vehicles Of Yesteryear

Modeling The Vehicles Of Yesteryear
Rio de Janiero resident Dan Palatnik blends technical illustration with art to create some very photo-realistic models. Dan specializes in classic cars from the 1930's through the 1960's.

He was kind enough to share a few renderings of classic Brazilian Willys vehicles with us.

2010 Kaiser Willys Catalog Now Available

2010 Kaiser Willys Catalog Now Available
Kaiser Willys, the go-to source for early model Willys and Jeep parts and accessories, has published their 2010 catalog.

This free catalog is presented in full-color with complete product descriptions and detailed illustrations. Also, check out the feature story on "Old Yeller". Whether you are searching for wheels or window trim, grills or gaskets, look to Kaiser Willys for your restoration and maintenance needs.

Rebirth Of Military Heritage

Rebirth Of Military Heritage
The story of how the Willys MB “won the war” has been told over and over again.

However, the Willys / Jeep foray into military vehicles surely did not stop there. The M38 and M38A1 battled their way through Korea. The M38A1 also saw action in Vietnam. These were joined by troop carriers like the rare M677 Forward Control.

With the advent HMMWV, Jeeps no longer saw much military action. However, the Jeep military prowess has been reborn with the new heavy-duty Jeep J8.
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