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Cool, I have this on DVD. Another great DVD is:

"Jeep, the unstoppable soldier"
 

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My grandfather (on my dad's side) fought with the Allies in WW2 in Egypt and would tell me that the name "Jeep" first started because they were called "General Purpose" vehicles, and had a "GP-1" stamped on the crates when they would ship. Folks called the vehicle "GP" and pronounce it "Gee-Pee". Eventually, it became Jeep for short. He said the Popeye character came around a few years later and some even put a sticker of the Jeep character on the sides of the GPs.

I guess the origins of the name will remain unknown. I like my grandfather's story though.
 

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A bump for those who have not seen it....it is very good... seen it tonight...and almost made a thread, but did a search first...yeahhhh mee...... um anyway watch it..
 

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Click the video and it has been removed.:shitstorm:
 

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