My interest in Jeeps goes back a long way. My father John Cossor, sold Jeeps in Albury in the 1950s, mostly to farmers, the only alternative at the time being Land Rover.

When I was growing up there always seemed to be one in the garage so it was perhaps inevitable that I would also own one. I am currently driving my third, a TJ Wrangler.

Back in 1996 I wrote a couple of pages about the history of the Jeep from its military origins in 1940 to the civilian models of the last seventy five years. Much of the text was copied by Daimler Chrysler (now Fiat Chrysler) and used in the heritage section of the official Jeep website.

The pages have also been translated into Russian by my friend Dmitriy Warlamov.

Ian Cossor

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