11 months ago

1948-1950: Willys-Overland Jeepster - Jeep through the years - Pictures

One of the most iconic brands in American automotive history, the Jeep has been on the roads for over 70 years. From the rugged army vehicles of the 1940's to the stylish Wranglers of today, take a tour of the history of the Jeep.

Willys MA jeep at the Desert Training Center, Indio, CA, June 1942.The original Jeep was designed for the military in 1941. To demonstrate the vehicle's rugged, off-road capabilities, one of the very first Jeep models was driven up the steps of the U.S. Capitol. When asked by a reporter what the name of the vehicle was, the test driver replied, "It's a jeep."

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The original Jeep was designed for the military in 1941

12 months ago

4-wheel-drive vehicles. - Free Online Library

Contract award notice: C15030 Off Road Fire Fighting Capability.

Total final value of contract(s): 416 570,66 GBP Excluding VAT

Date of contract award: 18.4.2016

Number of offers received: 4Number of offers received by electronic

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12 months ago


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This article is about US motor manufacturing company. For the original World War II Jeep, see Willys MB.

For other uses, see Jeep (disambiguation).

Jeep is a brand of American automobiles that is a division of FCA US LLC (formerly Chrysler Group, LLC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.[2][3] The former Chrysler Corporation acquired the Jeep brand, along with the remaining assets of its owner American Motors, in 1987. The division is headquartered in Toledo, Ohio. Jeep's current product range consists solely of sport utility vehicles and off-road vehicles, but has also included pickup trucks in the past.


12 months ago

Jeep, good or bad American made car company?

The Compass is basically a Dodge Caliber.


It is not a "real" Jeep, in that it has no off-road capabilities. I have not driven a Compass, but have rented a Caliber. I would not purchase one due to uncomfortable seats, and poor fuel economy.

We presently own a 2005 Jeep Liberty CRD.

Take a look at: Mazda 5, Toyota Matrix, Pontiac Vibe. Also, make sure you take the vehicle for an extensive test drive, doing the type of driving that you will normally do.

There is no real quality differences between American cars, and foreign cars. Ford has some of the best quality ratings, and most reliable vehicles.


12 months ago

Barrett-Jackson to Auction Rare Vintage Race Cars During 45th Anniversary Auction in Scottsdale

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Barrett-Jackson,

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12 months ago

Trucks carrying fuel for NATO torched in Pakistan

Story highlightsThree Afghanistan-bound fuel trucks are torched, police say. The drivers escaped, an no one was injured On Friday, assailants torched two tankers and killed a driverAttacks on tankers are common, as assailants try to cut off supplies to NATO forces

Assailants torched three trucks carrying fuel for U.S. and NATO forces Sunday in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province, police said.

Police official Nazeer Ahmed said four attackers ambushed the trucks in the Mastung district, just south of Quetta, near the border with Afghanistan.

He said no one was injured during the attack, as the drivers escaped before the trucks were set ablaze.

"Roaring flames of fire can be seen from quite far away," he said.

Ahmed said the tankers were bound for Afghanistan, which is landlocked and relies heavily on Pakistani ports for imported goods.

Attacks on fuel trucks have become common in Pakistan as assailants try to cut off supplies to NATO forces in Afghanistan and try to block the fuel supply for purported U.S. drones that allegedly target suspected militants in northwest Pakistan.

The most recent attack came two days after assailants torched two tankers and killed a driver in another part of Balochistan.


12 months ago

Research and Markets: China Truck Industry Report, 2014-2017

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3lncrw/china_truck)

has announced the addition of the "China

Truck Industry Report, 2014-2017" report to their offering.

China Truck Industry Report, 2014-2017 forecasts that during 2014-2017

China's truck sales volume will register a CAGR of 8.7%, and reach 3.263

million vehicles by 2017. The truck, which enjoys the highest proportion

in terms of output and sales volume among commercial vehicles, is highly

closed to the development of macro-economy. In 2013, China's truck

output rose by 3.3% year on year to 2.705 million, compared with sales

volume of 2.726 million, up 2.8% from a year earlier. During January to

April 2014, China produced 1.012 million trucks, edging up 1.8% year on

year, and sold 994,000 vehicles, down 0.5% from the same period of last


The truck market is heading for a period of relatively slow growth, as

China will continue to restructure its macro-economy over the upcoming

years. Seen from market segments, heavy-duty truck embraces the fastest

growth rate. In the first four months of 2014, a total of 91,000

heavy-duty trucks were sold in China, increasing by 14.4% year on year;

by comparison, sales volume of light truck, which has the largest output

and sales volume, were 650,000 during the same period, up only 0.5% year

on year.

In view of market pattern, the truck market features a fairly high

concentration ratio, with 53.3% of the total sales volume held by the

top 5 automakers in terms of truck sales volume, namely, Beiqi Foton

Motor Co., Ltd., Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co., Ltd., SAIC-GM-Wuling

Automobile Co. Ltd., Jiangling Motors Co., Ltd. and Shenyang Jinbei

Automotive Co. Ltd.

China Truck Industry Report, 2014-2017 has 7 chapters and 85 charts,

including the following:

1. Definition and classification of truck industry (mainly covering

classification of and policies about truck industry)

2. Commercial vehicle industry (containing production and sales forecast

and imports & exports of commercial vehicle)

3. China's truck market (embracing production and sales forecast for

2014-2017, competitive landscape in truck market and trend of truck


4. Import and export market of truck (involving import and export

volume, import and export value, and imports & exports by country)

5. Competitive landscape in market segments (ranking of heavy-duty,

medium-duty, light and miniature truck companies by sales volume and

market share)

6. Operation of 10 manufacturers (covering profile, financial indices,

major customers and output and sales volume forecast)

Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co., Ltd.

Baotou Beiben Heavy-Duty Truck Co.,Ltd.

Beiqi Foton Motor Co., Ltd.

CNHTC Jinan Truck Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Dayun Automotive Group Co. Ltd.

Dongfeng Motor Group Co., Ltd.

FAW Group Corporation

Shaanxi Automobile Group Co., Ltd.

Shenyang Jinbei Automotive Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang UFO Automobile Manufacturing Co., Ltd."

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3lncrw/china_truck