Jeff Heidman in Georgia told us, "Been concentrating on my fishing for the summer, but figured I'd take my 3B to the local Jeep topless event. Sad day for Willys -- most were yuppies in their JK's. Only one other vintage Jeep besides mine."
Jeff has restored his '53 CJ-3B as a U.S. Army Jeep, and has upgraded it with 11" brakes and Lock-Rights. He has a Koenig PTO winch ready to install when fishing season is over.
Meanwhile, '63 CJ-3B owner Mark "Goose" Dulken in North Carolina said, "I thought, why not... so I entered a local car show that supported local charities. Me and one other (see the Jeepster, 110K JPEG) were representing Willys."
Many CJ3B Page readers had followed Goose's rebuild of the '63, and given him encouragement, on the CJ-3B Bulletin Board in 2010. The Jeep had been in his family for many years, and he gave it a new lease on life.
This was the first year for the Greater Fletcher Lions Club Car Show, held to raise money for scholarships. See a wider view (100K JPEG).
CJ-3B, a true multipurpose vehicle. The weekends prior to the car show, Goose had been 4-wheeling (230K JPEG) and camping (200K JPEG) in the Jeep. After the show, Goose said, "I drove home in the rain without a care and knowing all those polished hotrods would take hours to clean and buff again."
Bob Christy decided to hold his own Northern Ohio get-together in 2010, and invited flatfender owners to his place in September of that year. Bob's 1953 CJ-3B is at the left, showing off his custom hat-channel hood reinforcement.
Thirteen Jeeps, including this nice '53 CJ-3B owned by Jim Tedrick, were on hand in 2010 for what Bob decided would be an annual event. In 2011 thirty-five vehicles showed up in Green, Ohio.
Chet Couvillon in Texas has been taking his 1965 CJ-3B around to some shows since completing his restoration in 2010. Here he's holding a first place plaque (100K JPEG) at Lester's Automotive 4th Annual Car Show in Boerne TX on 2 April 2011.
In May, Chet wrote, "Went topless today over to the neighborhood cruise-in, a gathering of the South Texas Car Club, and posed the 'B' next to a very nice '57 Chevy. The fuel prices in the background tell you it's not 1960!
"The highlight of the morning was getting to meet Kenneth and Tammy from Jourdanton who also have a family-owned 3B. We made plans to get the Jeeps together for a photo soon!"
Chet has made a real nice 3-sided display panel for the shows, using old family photos and information from The CJ3B Page. It's seen here at the Blanco Classic Car Show on 21 May.
He's also getting the word out about his CJ-3B on the web; check out his Facebook page called High Hood Hijinks.
"Who you callin' Horse Face??" Here's a Texas admirer who took a liking to Chet's Jeep in May 2011. Another shot of the encounter was our August 2011 cover photo (200K JPEG).
"Horse face Jeep" is a Brazilian term we first heard about years ago, from Fernando Varela who has built-up a couple of late-model high hoods in Brazil. Chet has adopted the nickname for his YouTube channel called Horse Face Films, displaying the videos he's shot with his GoPro HD Motorsports camera.
Jamie Powers took his Jeep, his trailer and his son, up from Texas to the Midwest Willys Fall Reunion in Jefferson City, Missouri in September 2010.
Jamie's vinyl-wrapped '63 attracted lots of attention at the Reunion, and it looks like he was showing them The CJ3B Page on his iPad. Thanks to Jason Brock for the photos.
There were over 300 entries in the 2000 Point Mallard Memorial Day Antique Automobile Show in Decatur, Alabama. They ranged from 1922 Fords to late-sixties GTO's and Corvettes -- lots of very beautiful cars. Twenty-five trophies were awarded, to the entries judged to be the top twenty-five vehicles in the show overall.
Surprise! (Or not, for readers of The CJ3B Page.) Lawrence Wade's original and unrestored 1955 Universal Jeep CJ-3B was awarded one of the twenty-five trophies.
Back to the fifties! Family portrait of the Wades, who enjoy the socializing at car shows.
For more photos of the Jeep and the Wade family, see Family Tradition.
The employees of the Jeep factory in Toledo, Ohio held their annual Father's Day Car Show on 18 June, 2000. As usual, there were quite a few Jeeps in attendance -- everything from MB's to Grand Cherokees, from elegant late-forties Jeepsters to monster rock-crawling Wranglers.
Quite a few double-takes were caused this year by Barry Hannaker's high-hood Jeep. It's the star of Willys-Overland Motors' recent full-page magazine ad for their "Repli-Tub" replacement bodies.
In fact, it's not an original CJ-3B at all, but a 1948 CJ-2A still complete with an L-head engine (50K JPEG). It had been given a 1958 3B body by a previous owner, and Barry added repro fenders from W-O in Toledo. He's now on the lookout for an F-head to put under the high hood.
See also a photo of the interior (50K JPEG).
Thanks to Lawrence, Barry, Bob, Jamie and Chet. -- Derek Redmond
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