"A Willys taxi ferries passengers on a back road to a farm near Calarca, Colombia, Feb. 6, 1999. It was no surprise to see the workhorse Jeeps pitching in following the Jan. 25, earthquake which killed 110 people and destroyed 3,000 homes in Calarca. Throughout the western coffee growing region of Colombia, the boxy, plodding, gas-guzzling Willys is a mainstay of rural transportation." (AP Photo/Jaime Puebla)
"A Willys Jeep driver talks to a fruit and vegetable vendor in Calarca, Colombia, a city hit hard by January's earthquake, Feb. 6, 1999. Prized by collectors in the United States, the Jeeps are also the object of cult-like devotion by those who own and drive them in Colombia, mostly humble farmers and taxi drivers." (AP Photo/Jaime Puebla)
"Feb. 8, 1999, at a factory in Armenia, Colombia, the city hit hardest by January's earthquake, workers repair a Willys Jeep produced two years ago for Colombia's anti-drug police. Headed by a Colombian engineer who once designed chassis for General Motors, Willys of Colombia hopes to cash in on the reputation of the original Willys Jeeps during a half-century of use on Colombia's unforgiving backroads." (AP Photo/Jaime Puebla)
Thanks to The Associated Press for providing the photos and captions on this page. Thanks to Bob Christy for telling us about the photos. -- Derek Redmond
See more Jeeps in Colombia, including photos from Armenia's Yipao Festival.
See other Jeeps Around the World on The CJ3B Page.
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