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.


High hood owners at the 2018 Spring Willys Reunion in Ohio: Derek Redmond, Rus Curtis, Dave Streithorst, Bob Westerman, Emmett Lodge, Joe Beadenkopf, Bob Christy and William Barrow. Thanks to Emily for the photo.

Willys lineup


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.


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."


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).


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).


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."

Here are some older 3B lineups:


In 1954 the Hague Police bought a number of CJ-3Bs assembled by NEKAF ('Nederlandse Kaiser-Frazer') in Rotterdam. This photo found by Jan Hogendoorn in 2019 shows thirteen of them at the factory. See more details and another angle in Police Jeeps of The Hague on CJ3B.info.



Willys News published these photos of fleets of Jeeps sold to Karl F. Tuttle Engineering in California, who were doing survey work in Alaska, and to the governement of the Philippines.

California, April 1955

Manila, 1956

The pictures above from Willys News appear to be real, and not enhanced through retouching like the photo below, from the booklet Jeep Vehicles in Public Service. See more on this one in CJ-3Bs for the World.

Willys lineup

Thanks to the photographers. For more CJ-3B lineups, see below. -- Derek Redmond

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