The popularity of RVs was growing throughout the 60's and Jeeps were already popular among outdoorsman. First were Jeep Gladiators equipped with slide-in units. Numerous slide-ins could fit the the Jeep Gladiator from bed caps to luxury stand up units.
History The origin of the term jeep There are many stories about where the name "jeep" came from. Probably the most popular notion has it that the vehicle bore the designation "GP" for "General Purpose"which was phonetically slurred into the word jeep.
Many, including Ermey, claim that the more likely origin is a reference to a character from the Thimble Theater Popeye comic strip known as Eugene the Jeep. Eugene the Jeep is a small, yellow, magical animal. The manuals quoted were published in The character of "Eugene the Jeep" was created in The first common use of the term "jeep" predates both of these by roughly 20 years.
It was during World War I that soldiers used "jeep" as a slang word for new recruits as well as new, unproven vehicles. This is according to a history of the vehicle for an issue of the U.
Army magazine, Quartermaster Review, which was written by Maj.
He went on to say that the slang word had these definitions as late as the start of World War II. The term would eventually be used as slang to refer to an airplane, a tractor used for hauling heavy equipment, and an autogyro.
Therefore the soldiers on the test project called it a jeep. Civilian engineers and test drivers who were at the camp during this time were not aware of the military slang term.
They most likely were familiar with the character of Eugene the Jeep and therefore began to credit Eugene with the name. Words of the Fighting Forces by Clinton A.
Sanders, a dictionary of military slang, published inin the library at The Pentagon gives the following definition: A four-wheel drive car of one-half to one-and-one-half ton capacity for reconnaissance or other army duty.
A term applied to the bantam-cars, and occasionally to other motor vehicles U. The term went into widespread public use because of a syndicated news column written by Kathryn Hillyer who was working for the Washington Daily News.
Hillyer had been assigned to cover a publicity stunt and Senate photo op where the jeep was presented to the public. When test driver Irving "Red" Housman was asked by a bystander "What is this thing?The definitive, fully illustrated celebration of an auto manufacturer that paved its own way by going off-road.
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Jeep Commando. The Jeep Commando was manufactured between to From to the Jeep Commando had a front grille that resembled more like a CJ. The iconic Jeep ® Brand is recognized the world over—forever tied to freedom, capability and adventure.
The iconic Jeep ® Brand is recognized the world over—forever tied to freedom, capability and adventure. Every Jeep Brand vehicle has a unique story to tell, with a rich heritage that links back to the original Willys MB. Our story is your story. Home: There have been many iterations of the 1/4 ton jeep over the years. The following is a chronological history of the 1/4 ton development program. Jeep is an automobile marquee (and registered trademark) of DaimlerChrysler. The marquee, like all other Chrysler subsidiaries, became part of DaimlerChrysler when Daimler-Benz merged with the Chrysler Corporation in
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The definitive, fully illustrated celebration of an auto manufacturer that paved its own way by going off-road. Few American vehicles, or vehicles made anywhere else in the world for that matter, are as universally iconic as the Jeep.
Jeep is a brand of American automobiles that is a division of FCA US LLC (formerly Chrysler Group, LLC), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Italian-American corporation Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Jeep has been a part of Chrysler since , when Chrysler acquired the Jeep brand, along with remaining assets, from its previous owner: American Motors Corporation (AMC).
The CJ-6 was simply a inch ( mm) longer-wheelbase ( in) CJ Introduced in as a model, the CJ-6 was never very popular in the United States. .