The History of the Jeep – Part Two – Civilian Life.

(Top photo by gearjunkie.com) When Willys unveiled the “CJ”, in 1944, it was basically the same car the company was producing to fight in WW II. Only small changes were adopted, the most visible ones were: the tail-gate, which created the necessity to move the spare tire to the quarter-panel, the ” Sealed-Beam” headlights whichContinue reading “The History of the Jeep – Part Two – Civilian Life.”

The Most Popular Airplane

September 2nd, 1945, the Japanese foreign affairs minister Mamoru Shigemitsu, signs the Instrument of Japanese Surrender, aboard the American warship USS Missouri, formalizing the end of the World War II. Among many different kinds of weapons employed by the Allies, the airplane played a pivotal role to win the war. Together, United States, Canada, UnitedContinue reading “The Most Popular Airplane”

The Camel Trophy

Top photo courtesy of Jochem Aarts. http://www.realizm.nl The year was 1984, I was coming back home from downtown by bus and on my hands I had something very important, well, it was very important to me anyway, it was the latest issue of the most popular auto magazine in Brazil: “Quatro Rodas” (Four Wheels). AsContinue reading “The Camel Trophy”