We’ve Got Epic Willy’s Jeep Videos!

11/14/2012

In honor of tonight’s Wheeler Dealers at 9p E/P, where Mike brings home a wartime Willy’s Jeep we’ve got a little history on the plucky little vehicle that was churned out by the thousands to serve in multiple wars and is such a part of our culture they have been collected and modified through the years.

The Willys MB US Army Jeep (formally the Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4) was manufactured from 1941 to 1945. These small four-wheel drive utility vehicles are considered an iconic machine during World War II and the Korean War. It is beloved for its no quit capabilities and the subject of many jokes – such as the famous scene in the TV series MASH where Hawkeye jokes that Rizzo is mailing a Jeep home piece by piece. Who wouldn’t want one at home? That’s why it inspired many other light utility vehicles and was evolved by Jeep into the “CJ” or civilian Jeep.

While there may well be tons of Jeep’s out there – who knows what condition they are in. Something tells me that Edd is going to face some issues with the Jeep Mike brings him tonight. One can only imagine what the plucky little vehicle has been through.

Famous Army Jeep Crash Test.  No need to say more.

  

Giant Jeep Willy’s from Sweden Kicks Up Some Ridiculous Mud

 

Willy’s Jeep Rat Rod…Oh Yeah!

 

Plus, we'll leave you with some classic Wheeler Dealers to tide you over until a new episode airs tonight at 9p E/P.

  

 

by Eileen Marable

Visit daily for posts about the shows and spirit of Velocity, an upscale male lifestyle network, featuring the best of the automotive, sports, adventure and travel genres.

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