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Jp Magazine Readers’ Whoops, Stucks, and Vintage Jeeps

Posted in Whoops on December 11, 2015
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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 day of your first Jeep taking you to school or anything from your history that is a Jeep? We want to see and hear, so send us a 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 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.”

“So I Had to Show Off…”
How it always begins—and ends. Nathan Spooner, from Ulysses, Kansas, told us that after driving across a river a few times for fun, “My wife said, ‘Do some more and I’ll get some pictures,’ so I had to show off,” and he took his ’91 Cherokee through a section he hadn’t yet run. “It was much deeper, but she was doing good until I hit some rocks and a big hole that had been dug out by the current, at which time she started floating, turned sideways, and knocked a tire off the bead.” The cab quickly began filling with water and he frantically put all his electronics—GPS, phone, and so on—up as high as he could. The next steps involved a tricky threading of the winch cable underwater, pulling the Jeep out, putting air in the tires, checking fluids, firing up the engine, and driving 27 miles back home. “A few 100-plus days with the windows down and she’s as good as new,” Nathan remarked.

A Wolfhound
Dan Dugdale sent this snap of his dad, Richard, who served in Korea from 1952 to 1953 in the 27th Infantry Regiment known as The Wolfhounds and was Sgt. First Class. Dan directs your eyes to the three Jeeps, which have the wolf-head insignia on the windshield and bumper.

#FBJ—Flashback Jeep
Jay Canine of Houston, Texas, gains giant props for sending us vintage that wasn’t military. Jp readers: Do the same! This pic is of Jay’s (ex) mother-in-law, Alice Faye, on the hood of the Jeep of her hubby, the (ex) father-in-law. She’s wearing “her new basketball letter sweater from Poplarville High School in Poplarville, Mississippi.”

Wait, is Jp Making Happiness Happen?
From reader Mark Bulger:
Will you marry me?

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