George McGuire powers his 3B out of a hole at the Jeep races in Cooperstown PA back in 1980. Thanks to Gerald Oswald for digging up this old photo. Twenty-eight years later, we spotted a photo of George still in the mud at a 2008 event, on the Tri-County 4 Wheelers website.
Cloves Ferreira in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (his friends call him Duda) sent this photo of his GM 151 4-cylinder powered CJ-3B in the mud. The power steering and 33-inch tires didn't get Duda through this hole.
Looks like Bill Ness has made it through the mud and is ready to give Duda a hand with his PTO winch. Unfortunately Bill is on a trail in Wisconsin, about 6000 miles north of Rio.
Dave Hatch sent these photos of the trail ride from Green Bay to Collins, Wisconsin in September 2003. Almost looks like Dave has everybody saying a short prayer to help get Bill's 3B started. More likely they're all just admiring the winch, locking hubs, and nicely restored F-head. All the Jeeps except a TJ wear Wisconsin historic plates.
Dave took this photo while riding shotgun in Rollie Olm's 2A, with Bill and his friend Scott leading the way out onto the trail.
Once Bill knows how deep this pond is, he makes some waves. Good way to get the mud off the tires. See also the wider view of the scenery (80K JPEG).
Thanks to Dave for the photos.
Rodrigo Salvini is going to need some water after this drive. He's in Brazil and calls his 1954 Jeep "Jammin" after the Bob Marley song. He says, "Jammin is when you feel good vibrations inside, and when I'm in my Jeep I feel good and forget all the troubles especially the money!"
Rodrigo says he's been on the trails since his father bought and restored a 1962 CJ-5. "That Jeep was wonderful, but for me the 'horse face' (Brazilian nickname for a CJ-3B) is the most beautiful. I really love this model and when I come to be a father in a far far away future, my son is gonna have the chance to drive my Jammin' 54!"
The Jeep is powered by a 2.5L Ford OHC 4 cylinder, but Rodrigo still has the original Hurricane and plans to swap it back in when it's ready.
Soft shoulder: a Jeep Hotchkiss JH-102 in a sticky situation at Chambon sur Jeep 2006, a rally of 350 Jeeps in Auvergne, France in April 2006.
And how about this for camo? The owner of this 3B, who wishes to remain anonymous, used its V8 power to apply the new color scheme.
Thanks to all the photographers, and the JeepAOC club in France. -- Derek Redmond
See also Do CJ-3B's Get Stuck?, and Sean Ford's CJ-3B at the Mud Races.
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