Was This Willys The Hottest Jeep At SEMA?

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While SEMA was filled with loud and over the top Jeeps, there was one in particular that stood silently outside and definitely caught our attention. An orange Willys CJ-2A instantly caught our attention as we walked past it towards the main convention hall. At first glance and we knew we had to stop and check it out. While we didn't know anything … [Read more...]

2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition

2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition

Today Chrysler released details about the 2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition. A tribute to America's longtime love affair with the original Willys CJ-2A and CJ-3A, the Willys Wheeler Edition will hit Jeep showrooms early next year. The Willys Wheeler Edition is based upon the Wrangler Sport model and features upgraded hardware, including a … [Read more...]

A Tale of Two Jeepers – Willys Road Trip

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When Germany invaded Poland in 1939, the stage had been set for what would later become the deadliest conflict in human history. Over 60 million people lost their lives during the Second World War, including nearly 40 million civilians, and while the forces of ‘good’ prevailed in an Allied victory, the world would never be the same. During the … [Read more...]

It's a Jeep Thing – Cape York in a WWII Jeep

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I’ve just driven a World War II Jeep for the first time and I’m hooked! Our original plan was to borrow a mate’s Jeep to shoot a TV commercial at Chili Beach on Cape York but a last minute hiccup meant the loan Jeep was no longer available. Several frantic phone calls and a few hours scouring the web turned up a ‘42 Jeep for sale in Rockhampton. … [Read more...]

History of Jeep

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In July 1940, the U.S. military informed automakers that it was looking for a “light reconnaissance vehicle” to replace the Army's motorcycle and modified Ford Model-T vehicles. The Army invited 135 manufacturers to bid on production and developed a lengthy specification list for the vehicle. … [Read more...]

Choosing the Right Rubber for your Rig

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My favorite letter gets reprinted about once a year in each of the 4WD magazines. The name changes, and the exact model Jeep varies, but the basic story is always the same. It sounds something like this: I’m a high school student with no money and I’m dreaming of putting 44” Swampers with a 12” lift on my uncle’s old 4 cylinder Willys. What is the … [Read more...]

Industry Insider Interview – Jonathan Ward of TLC Icon 4×4

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TLC Icon 4x4 is the creation of Jonathan Ward, a car enthusiast with a passion for off-highway vehicles including the Toyota and Jeep brands.  Last year, Jonathan and his team (who currently specialize in hand-built vehicles based on the old Toyota FJ series) decided it was time to hand-build a vehicle based on the Jeep platform.  Several months … [Read more...]