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CJ-3Bs Lined Up for Action


 

In the U.S. and Canada, CJ-3Bs are relatively few and far between, so it's not that common to see a bunch of them together. But we've collected a few photos showing multiple trail-ready high hoods side-by-side.

2009

Gabby Goodwin sent this photo from the Western Maine Mountain Jeepers' 13th Annual Lobster Bake and Mid-Coast run held in Warren, Maine in August 2009.

Midcoast 2009

The 3B's in the shot belong to Jason Grindell of Maine (left) and Jon Spence of New Hampshire (center). You can see their Jeeps in action in Snow is the Maine Attraction on CJ3B.info.

2006

Dick Williams sent us this shot from the 2006 Pacific Northwest 4WD Trail Jamboree in Natches, Washington:

PNW Jamboree 2006

From left to right: Neil Gregg, Gary "Ratchet Jaw" Marshall, Jerry "Whiskers" Nettin, and Dick Williams.

See a also another angle (200K JPEG).

Dick also says, "We had seven 3B's at this year's Montana Divide Ride, but could not get them all together before they departed. This year's Divide Ride was in Leadore, Idaho."

1999

Doug and Jodie Wilson got a photo of the five CJ-3Bs on hand for Willys Run '99 in Charlemont, Massachussets. Owners include Jon Spence (left), Todd Landers (center), and George Romond (right). If you recognize the dark red 3B, let us know whose it is.

Willys Run 1999

See also a photo of the lunch break overlooking North Adams, Mass. (60K JPEG).

1998

In Westfield MA at the 1998 Willys Run, Chuck Wootton photographed four CJ-3Bs lined up together:

Westfield Massachusetts, 1998

Chuck's CJ-3B is the one in the middle painted olive drab, and he remembers, "The green one on the right is a Canadian M606, and the metallic green one is owned by Doug Wilson of Maine."

In 1998 there were 36 vintage Willys Jeeps of all types in attendance at the Run. See a colorful shot of the 3B's with some of the other Jeeps (60K JPEG), and see also a photo of Chuck's 3B on the trail (50K JPEG).

1997

The previous year, the Willys Run was held in Charlemont, and Chuck got five avid four-wheeling 3B's together for a photo:

Charlemont Massachusetts, 1997

Chuck says, "This was taken Saturday morning before the first trail. I wish I could have gotten a pic of them after the day to show the mud on these Jeeps. The light blue one is owned by Jon Spence from New Hampshire, and the dark blue one is owned by Todd Landers, who organizes the Willys Run. The white one belongs to George Romond and family."

1955

Here's an older 3B lineup. Willys News published this story in April 1955, about a fleet of Jeeps sold to Karl F. Tuttle Engineering in California, who were doing survey work in Alaska.

California, 1955

The picture above is more interesting than some other Willys lineup photos, because the lineup was real, not enhanced through retouching like the 1955 photo below! See more on this one in CJ-3Bs for the World.

Willys lineup
 

Thanks to the photographers. For more CJ-3B lineups, see M606 Display in Argentina, Colombia's World Record Jeep Parade, and CJ-3B Production Figures from AMC. -- Derek Redmond


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