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Made To Drive | S07 E09

This Willys Jeep Has Always Been Out In The Open

One family has lived life off-road for decades in the U.S.
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Shooter Stu
Shooter Stu
5 years ago

Just gorgeous and has me re-reading Travels with Charlie.
Love to see more off road features please.

Stu

Simon
Simon
5 years ago

Never miss a petrolicious video, and there is nothing I love to watch more than a rare Porsche or Ferrari with lineage and history and a cracking exhaust note, but somehow this video has them all beat. Really a window into a different time.

Ian Hackney
Ian Hackney
5 years ago

awsome job on this jeep

Peter Phillips
Peter Phillips
6 years ago

Thoroughly enjoyed watching this. Many thanks for sharing it with us!

Glenn Hamm
Glenn Hamm
6 years ago

I think the story is great , it reminds me of my youth my father was in WW 2 and I have a picture of him standing next to his jeep over in Germany right after the war was over . My dad had a Harley I have pictures of also. He gave to the MP’s when he was discharged . We also had an old teardrop we went camping in but unfortunately it got swept away in the Agnes flood of 1976 where we camped with it at the old jelly stone park by the river in W Va . So now I’ve had a 1993 jeep wrangler since my son was very young and we love it and do any work on it as well & we have a 1993 Dutchmen trailer we have used for many years . The only problem we have is not having the freedom to go camping the way that you do because of where we live it’s just about impossible to find any place that will allow you to go camping in the backwoods like that . It’s was great hearing your story Sincerely Glenn .

pawel matonog
pawel matonog
6 years ago

Absolutely wonderful. Thank you for sharing!

Marlene L. McCormack
Marlene L. McCormack
6 years ago

Now I miss my Wrangler more than ever. Awesome story.

Andrew McMoran
Andrew McMoran
6 years ago

Far and away one of top stories presented by the folks at Petrolicious. Really appreciate the tone and delivery of this story, earnest storytelling and authentic 50s-60s Americana. Well done.

Forest Viturie
Forest Viturie
6 years ago

Exceptionnel !
Amazing story full of good vibes and emotions.

classic addiction
classic addiction
6 years ago

Such a great film. Thank you Larry and Petrolicious.
This goes down as one of my Favourites.
Fantastic Camera work , as usual, and a Great car/trailer combo with such a passionate Owner.

sdash374
sdash374
6 years ago

I’ve known Larry and his family since I was a child. Larry has taught me so much about cars, boats and engines, and his Mom and Dad were special. I love this video so very much, such a well done job by Petrolicious, thank you!

Thomas maine
Thomas maine
6 years ago

GaryT, happened to me as well.

What a great film and story. There was an article about this car a few weeks or month back and that was great as well. I even learned a bit, it does not take much for a nice and happy vacation, a trailer hitch (even on a Prius) and a tear drop trailer and off you can go.
Thanks so much Petrolicious and Larry Shank, the little film made my day

GaryT
GaryT
6 years ago

This brought tears to my eyes after seeing the spot where he played the film and him going up the Jeep’s steps.

Brent Bonfiglio
Brent Bonfiglio
6 years ago

What an amazing video!!! That gentleman is sooo luckey to have that history and memories along with that Jeep!!!! This video made my day when I watched it!!!

Charles Michelet
Charles Michelet
6 years ago

Thanks, Petrolicious for finding all of these great autos and the stories that go with them!

Ige Gustavson
Ige Gustavson
6 years ago

not a jeep person, but phenomenal story and vehicle. it’s a shame he doesn’t have a kid to pass on his story, rig and integrity

Marco Silva
Marco Silva
6 years ago

He is living in the past ! But I think, everybody here are !

Doug Miller
Doug Miller
6 years ago

As others have said, great story, great film…as usual. Thanks!

Jack Olsen
Jack Olsen
6 years ago

Really great story.

Bill Voigt
Bill Voigt
6 years ago

Outstanding film, as always. Superb choice for the story, and very inspirational, too. As the father of two preschool aged kids, makes me want to head out as a family and find our own places in the world, far away from screens and indoor air. I may not have an off road vehicle, but it’s clear that as great as that would be, it’s about the adventure, conversations and bonding that give life to the machines beneath us.

Vincent P
Vincent P
6 years ago

This makes me want to sell the 911 and head for the hills with the little one. Really a great story!!

Jack Olsen
Jack Olsen
6 years ago
Reply to  Vincent P

What if you could keep the 911, but still find those hills?

Robert Hiermeier
Robert Hiermeier
6 years ago
Reply to  Vincent P

Don’t sell the 911. I have one and nothing can replace them.

Doug Miller
Doug Miller
6 years ago
Reply to  Vincent P

Don’t sell the 911. Keep it AND get a Jeep.

Mauricio Cremer
Mauricio Cremer
6 years ago

Wow!!! What an amazing rig/setup, but more importantly, the story. What a powerful story. Great job as always.