My friend driving “diggers” in the Geelong Anzac day parade 2010 with his Willys Jeep.
Production of the Willys MB, better known as Jeep, began in 1941, shared between Willys, Ford and American Bantam which had initiated the original Jeep body design. 8,598 units were produced that year, and 359,851 units were produced before the end of World War II. In total, 653,568 military Jeeps were eventually manufactured. The origin of the name “Jeep” has been debated for many years. Some people believe “Jeep” is a phonetic pronunciation of the abbreviation GP, from “General Purpose”, that was used as part of the official Army nomenclature. Whatever the source, the name stuck and, after the war, Willys filed a successful trademark claim for the name.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Camera: Canon EOS 50D
Lens: Sigma18-200mm f4.0 @ 78mm
Exposure: f11, 1/100, ISO100, RAW, Handheld
Processing: Photomatix (single shot +/-1, 3exp)
and Photoshop CS4