Monday, August 17, 2009

In Case You Get Confused

Just in case you get a little confused.....































and for the record....these are the only two Jeeps in the barn tonight.....


Celebrate LIfe....tomorrow is another day.....another adventure......

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Friday, August 7, 2009

CJ-6

As my close friends say. "Man, you need help."

What seems a LONG time ago,

I started looking for a vehicle for my 14 year old son to drive when hit the prime mobilization age of 16....after several surveying trips to the parking lot of his soon to be alma mater, I concluded that there was no way I could afford to compete with the other parents in the 'buy your child a car to drive to school' contest.....so I began to look for a modest, yet cool, method of transportation for my soon to be 16 year old son...... several 'trades' later a 1967 CJ-5 Kiaser-Willies Jeep was parked in the driveway....this was a direct result of what my good friend Jim calls 'the ability to trade two match sticks into a Cadillac'...well, it was not quite two match sticks, but the result was the same.....and the story behind that is a long one and will require several products from that Belgium owned company based out of St Louis....but I got the kid a good looking, practical method of transportation.....a great beach toy, that doesn't have to be cleaned EVERY day....
"but Dad, the sand and salt water will just rust it away anyhow."
so in my driveway there sit two Jeeps....one, a vintage 1946 Willies CJ-2A that required a totally different approach to what I seem to do best and is washed almost every weekend, and a 1967 Willies CJ-5 that has never been properly introduced to soap yet....it gets rinsed out every time it rains, but has never known what a garden hose is.....there is about an inch of sand in the floor boards and it is readily available to convey several surfboards to the beach at a moments notice....
beach chair storage is available, but not required.....
so as happens a simple little phone call today has turned into what I call CJ-6...
not a true CJ-6, but the 6th CJ in my immediate past.....close enough for now...
anybody got a CJ-8 they wanna get rid of?..........

this is and watching my children grow is what allows me to CELEBRATE LIFE....
every day...