Jeeps in the Movies and on T.V.

While we think we can all agree that the Jeep is probably one of the most iconic American made vehicles it’s fame goes beyond just it’s well-known history. It has become the vehicle synonymous with adventure. We couldn’t agree with this more. Here are four of the best appearances a Jeep has ever made on the silver screen.

 

M*A*S*H

 

What do you get when you make a T.V. show about a medical unit during the Korean War? Besides a lot of army green, but you also get a few Jeeps on set. In the show, the cast, which included Alan Alda as the show’s main character, is seen zipping here and there and everywhere in models like the 1953 military M38, the CJ2A Willys Jeep, and Willys MBs. All models that had the iconic front grille. While the helicopter may have been the star of the show, the Jeep was a worthy co-star.

 

JURASSIC PARK

 

There is no other vehicle quite as appropriate for a ride around an island home to some of the world’s most ferocious pre-historic creatures, reincarnate. In the original 1993 version of the film, it was a 1992 Jeep Wrangler Sahara that got the band of adventurers in and out of harm’s way. After the movie came out, fans were flocking to their local Jeep stores to get behind the wheel of one of these vehicles that would literally out run a tyrannosaurus rex.

 

GILMORE GIRLS

 

Never in the history of television or film has there been a fictional Jeep owner, so in love with the vehicle that they went to the trouble to have the entire engine replaced! We’re not even sure if there is a real person who would to that, but Lorelei Gilmore from the fame T.V. show demonstrated that she is willing to go the distance to keep her Wrangler running. While many might think this is an impractical car, especially for Connecticut in the winter, but the vehicle becomes a part of Lorelei’s identity. And boy aren’t we grateful it did!

 

CARS

 

While there were probably many Jeeps painted in to the background of the 2006 Disney/Pixar film, there was one car who stood out, distinctly. Sarge was portrayed as a by the book war veteran, who had proudly served during the Second World War, earning the ‘Grille Battle of Ture Mettle’ for his bravery in the Battle of the Bulge. You’ll catch it if you pay attention to the details in the film. This was more than a nod to the rich history Jeep has with the armed forces, it was in reference to a Purple Heart that was actually awarded to one of the vehicles during WWII.   

 

You might not plan to drive your Jeep into battle, or to an island home to creatures that would just as soon rip you to shreds as look at you, but we know that trip to the grocery store could be pretty eventful with the top down, and the wind in your hair!

 

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