This story started as Willys MB, a U.S. Army 4×4 truck that took a huge part in the World War II, including in the successful Normandy Campaign, which became crucial contributor for the Hitler`s defeat. This ¼ ton truck was beloved by the soldiers who called it Jeep, after Eugene the Jeep, a character in the Popeye comic strip series. It was light, robust, easy to maintain and last but not least – it was able to ride anywhere.
After the end of WWII, the war hero turned into a civilian favorite. The CJ2A model was launched as an agricultural machine in 1945. A couple of years later, Willys-Overland introduced the CJ3A as an all-purpose vehicle, considered as the first American off-road and recreational vehicle. And it won western hemisphere for off-roading. The truth is that Jeep CJ is one of the very few vehicles that effectively introduced masses to the 4WD.
That’s why Jeep deserves to be objectified as a car art. And we deliver
Once Enzo Ferrari said that “The Jeep is the only American proper sports car”. He didn’t know how right he is.
During the years, Jeep brand has changed its owners few times but this didn’t prevent it from being a personification of its product group. Just like Xerox for the copiers and Nescafe for the instant coffee.
Jeep CJs and Wrangler are among the very few eternal automotive icons that inspired Adam Ambro to create this epic fine car art poster print, carefully issued by Simply Petrol.