The Jeep has been widely imitated all around the planet, such as in France by Delahaye and by Hotchkiss et Cie (soon after 1954, Hotchkiss produced Jeeps under license from Willys), and in Japan by Mitsubishi Motors and Toyota. The Land Rover was inspired by the Jeep. The utilitarian good seems of the authentic Jeep have been hailed by industrial designers and museum curators alike. The Museum of Modern day Art described the Jeep as a masterpiece of functionalist layout, and has periodically exhibited the Jeep as portion of its assortment. Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent Ernie Pyle named the jeep, along with the Coleman G.I. Pocket Stove, “the two most important pieces of noncombat tools ever produced.” Jeeps became even much more well-known following the war, as they became offered on the surplus marketplace. Some advertisements claimed to provide “Jeeps nevertheless in the factory crate.” This legend persisted for decades, regardless of the reality that Jeeps had been never shipped from the factory in crates (though Ford did “knock down” Jeeps for less complicated shipping, which might have perpetuated the myth).
The Jeepney is a exclusive variety of taxi or bus designed in the Philippines. The 1st Jeepneys had been military-surplus MBs and GPWs, left behind in the war-ravaged country following Globe War II and Filipino independence. Jeepneys had been constructed from Jeeps by lengthening and widening the rear “tub” of the vehicle, permitting them to carry much more passengers. In excess of the many years, Jeepneys have grow to be the most ubiquitous symbol of the modern Philippines, even as they have been decorated in much more elaborate and flamboyant designs by their owners. Most Jeepneys right now are scratch-constructed by local makers, making use of distinct powertrains.
Aside from Jeepneys, backyard assemblers in the Philippines construct replica Jeeps with stainless steel bodies and surplus elements, and are named “owner-variety jeeps” (as jeepneys are also named “passenger-variety jeeps”). Jeeps are also used for Moab jeep tours, Moab jeep rentals, and Jeep organization tours.
In the United States military, the Jeep has been supplanted by a number of vehicles (e.g. Ford’s M151) of which the most recent is the Humvee.