Billionaire Donald Trump once said the two most expensive words in the world are “why not?” In some way, shape or form, practically every off-roader can understand this concept. For some this relates to the truly expensive questions, like why not put 40-inch tires on my Wrangler, or why not put a HEMI conversion in my JK? Or there are simpler ones, like why not try to climb that ledge, or why not use the “bonus” line? Logic need not apply to many of these questions. In fact, they often aren’t questions so much as statements. “Why not” isn’t asking for a counterpoint; it’s making a statement. It says: This is going to happen, and let the cards fall where they may.
Jeep finally unveiled the details on its all-new 2015 Renegade at a press launch in California. We had the chance to get behind the wheel of the small SUV to see how it performed on the road and in the dirt.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich.– An original 1941 Willys MA is the focal point of an anniversary exhibition at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills, Mich., that celebrates one of the automotive industry’s most iconic vehicles. 70 Years of Jeep® runs April 19 – Dec. 30, 2011.
Featuring a changing array of eight production and concept vehicles, 70 Years of Jeep traces the vehicle’s evolutionary rise from military reconnaissance use to the transportation of choice in navigating all manner of terrain for millions of adventure-seekers. The special exhibit also features historical images, memorabilia and extensive narrative that chronicles Jeep’s embodiment of freedom and pride for seven decades.
The Museum is showcasing Willys MA78621, one of approximately 45 known 1941 models in the world, an estimated 20 of which are restored. Of the 20 restored vehicles, eight are in the U.S. Willys MA78621 is on loan from the private collection of George and Bernadette Hollins of Palos Park, Ill. who have traced the vehicle’s origins back to July 5, 1941, the day it was delivered to the U.S. Army from the Willys-Overland plant in Toledo, OH. It is believed to be one of four MA shipped to the 15th Infantry for testing in Fort Lewis, Wash.