Category Archives: Classic Jeeps

Willys-Overland Motor Company

  The Willys-Overland Motor Company Before the Jeep. The Willys-Overland Motor Company history starts with a automobile dealership selling the Standard Runabout, in Elmira, New York owned by John North Willys. The Standard Wheel Co. of Indiana was having financial problems, the assets of the company were acquired by Willys in 1907. He put the company… Read More »

Rail Jeeps

Rail Jeeps adapted to run on rails Rail Jeeps came about because there was a lack of rail locomotives due to allied bombing. It was realized that the dimensions of the Jeeps wheel track was very close to the gauge of the railways 4 foot 8 1/2 inches, with a bit of ingenuity the Royal Engineers adapted… Read More »

4 wheel steer Jeep

4 wheel steer Jeep and 4 wheel drive  Willys Overland company delivered a 4 wheel steer Willys Quad for testing in 1940 the first of the three companies to do so. The Bantam company built 8 of the Mk 11 four wheel steer Jeeps, the company also built 4 wheel steer version,s of the Bantam BR40. The Ford Motor… Read More »

Jeep ambulance

Willys -Ford GPW Jeep ambulance Jeep Ambulances were used by the British, Canadian and American forces in all of the major conflicts around the world. In the second world war a need arose for a small ambulance that was able to get close to the front line and evacuate wounded soldiers. At the time trucks… Read More »