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1929 Willys



1929 Willys –  A recent visit to Eddie Phillips place at Bororen gave the Gladstone Vintage and  Classic car club  members a chance to check out some of Eddies stationary Engines etc.      In the back yard we came across these two 1929 Willys.


Eddie said the rest was in the shed , so we went and had a look.. Sure enough we came across a pile of bumpers mudguards, bits.  What laid underneath this collection? We never looked.

Some Willy History  The first Willys  vehicles first  appeared in 1909. John North Willys  had rescued the Overland company a couple of years earlier . The early  vehicles did not sell well, it would picture3seem . J.N. Willys had a philosophy  of prestige but the market place was looking for  a more economical vehicle.  Willys best know vehicle was the  Willys jeep , the design was evolved through the Bantam car Company, but a lack of production facilities found willys with a contract to build the military  version.  Willys produced around  360,00 vehicles  by 1945.

A good number of these jeeps are still to be found  on our roads, and although an not overly  comfortable little vehicle, they do have a history and are extremely collectable. Not to be ignored is that they  are a great deal of fun go ‘most places’ vehicle.


I have always had a wonderful memory. when I say “wonderful memory” what I really mean is that I rarely if ever recall horrible things like the weather. I never recall cold or frosty mornings, or even 24 hours of anything dull or boring that might have happened before or after a memorable event, the happy result being all my life's memories are wonderful. Peculiar as it may sound to anyone who might be reading this, I have absolutely marvelous memories that range from breaking one or more of my bones to hanging upside down from an upper branch of an Oak tree with my ankle wedged between two branches. I have heard stories about people that have totally removed from their recollection painful events that had previously occurred in their life. I can believe this because at this precise moment I can recall nothing that was not absolutely wonderful. If by chance I have ever blocked out anything painful I would consider this possibility to be just another wonderful thing. I intend to Blog about my friends and memories on these pages.

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