flat fender jeeps
Easter Jeep Safari is well known as the place for enthusiasts and manufacturers to show off the latest and greatest parts and technology the industry has to offer.  While everything shiny and new might get the majority of attention, there is a devout crew of “old timers” who appreciate the classics. Case in point: here are five awesome Flat Fender Jeeps spotted at this year’s Easter Jeep Safari.

2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition
The roots of America’s love affair with Jeep can be traced to World War II, as the one-of-a-kind vehicle dutifully served the U.S. military with its durability and ruggedness. The affinity for Jeep gained traction as the first civilian Jeep (“CJ”) vehicles – the Willys-Overland CJ-2A – reached the public in 1945. The CJ-2A, and successor CJ-3A, was immortalized for its go-anywhere capability and strictly functional amenities.

For an example of why original Jeeps were so invaluable to the military, look no further than the footage below. The video shows Canadian army soldiers drive up during a parade, hop out, pull apart the Jeep and put it back together and drive off – all under four minutes.