Bob Westerman brought his X98 all the way from New York State for the Fall Color Tour. The Willys X98 was the first known prototype of a Universal Jeep with a Hurricane F-head engine. It resulted from a Willys engineering project started in June 1949 called "Front End Redesign (Model CJ-3A)." The X98 prototype has a raised cowl, a new hood profile with a raised panel in the center, and a slight curve down in the front to a radiator guard somewhat similar to the eventual CJ-5 grille. The new design retained the CJ-3A’s flat fenders. Bob is the author of the reference book <em>The Civilian Jeep Model CJ-3A</em>.