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Sideways Readers’ Vehicles

Posted in Features on January 28, 2016
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Photographers: Readers

Sideways: It’s all about the vintage and military Jeeps and carnage/breakage/sideways struggles! And remember, vintage does not have to be military. Have a family vacation photo or pics from the first time taking your Jeep to school or anything from your old history that is a Jeep? We want to see and hear, so send us a high-resolution pic and don’t forget the most important parts of all: who is in the photo (first and last name), where it was taken, what year/type of Jeep, and any other fun backstory info. And tell us who you are and where you’re from if you’re not the one in the photo. Make sure the photo is high resolution (1,600 by 2,000 pixels or around 2 megapixels) and a JPG (maximum quality), BMP, or TIFF file. No PDFs. Email the photo and story to with the subject line “Sideways.”

Jeep Down
Mike Alward sent us this sampling from his local Jeep club’s fall run. “Our club, Erie Jeep People, is in Pennsylvania and is made up of enthusiasts who run stock to extreme Jeeps.” This photo explains the variety.

The Happy Couple
Thank Kevin Conner for sending us this moment of wedded-bliss history: A ’51 USAF M38 “with newly married Air Force personnel on the way to the reception.”

Grandpa’s Jeep Thing is Grandson’s Jeep Thing
“On the left of this picture is my grandpa sitting on a Jeep at Camp Blanding, Florida, in 1942 during the war,” said Tommy Hill. And you guessed it: That’s Tommy on the right, 73 years later, sitting on his own ’94 YJ.

Shirts Happens
Carl Shirts II not only has a great name, but he also sent us a good stuck. And now you are witness to his first stuck during the same week he bought his Jeep. “I wanted to get some pics of the XJ going through the water hole and got stuck on the first pass, peg-legged. The day before, no camera with me, I went through it about 10 times with no problem.” Murphy’s, nay, Jeeper’s law, right?

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