Side­ways

ALERT: Send us your family va­ca­tion-in-a-Jeep ex­pe­ri­ence, es­pe­cially if it’s

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vin­tage or parked in front of a mon­u­ment or note­wor­thy thingy (world’s largest ball of string, or what­ever you come across). We also want to see the usual fare: Rather than the same built rides that we put in Jeep Shots, Side­ways is all about your mil­i­tary Jeep ex­pe­ri­ence, your sunk/stuck/ rolled Jeep ex­pe­ri­ence, family ex­pe­ri­ence with a Jeep, or other per­sonal his­tory in which a Jeep played a part. We want to see and hear, so send us a pic and don’t for­get the most im­por­tant parts of all: who is in the photo (first and last name), where it was taken, what year/type of Jeep, and the fun back­story info. And tell us who you are and where you’re from if you’re not the one in the photo. Make sure the photo is high res­o­lu­tion (no less than 1,600 by 2,000 pix­els or around 2 megapix­els) and a JPG (max­i­mum qual­ity), BMP, or TIFF file. No PDFs. Email the photo and story to jped­i­tor@jp­magazine.com with the sub­ject line, “Side­ways.”

Slip­pery When Wet Be­hind the Ears

One Jp Mag­a­zine staffer tells the story of a sib­ling who got into a wreck on Day

1 of hav­ing a driver’s li­cense; he made a right turn di­rectly into a parked car. How’d it hap­pen? Border­line Dar­win nom­i­nee: “I looked left, so that means I don’t have to look right.” Here’s how Todd Isaacks’ daugh­ter Tori’s Day 1 went with her Jeep Grand Chero­kee Over­land, prov­ing no good deed goes un­pun­ished: “She was on her way to pick up her sis­ter from school when a school bus ap­proached the curve; she tried to make room, slip­ping off the road in a steep dropoff that’s hard to see due to the veg­e­ta­tion. For­tu­nately, we were able to get it out just by drop­ping it in Lo for a lit­tle ex­tra trac­tion. The only thing dam­aged was her pride.”

From the Jp Ar­chives

We re­cently un­earthed this sub­mis­sion to Side­ways from Wayne Martin. Can you fig­ure out what’s hap­pened here? Hint: “The ground opened up.” Wayne lived 5 miles from the San An­dreas Fault, which, if you’re un­fa­mil­iar with it, is the fault line in Cal­i­for­nia where The Big One—earth­quake—is ex­pected to be cen­tered when it hap­pens. Un­til then, might as well play on it in a stock Jeep! “I tried to cross this wash when the ’43 GPW fell in,” Wayne ex­plained. “It took about half an hour to get the front wheels on the ground, then it pulled it­self out.” Since Jp Mag­a­zine HQ is in the same state as this fault line, we’re cur­rently in­ter­view­ing Jeeps that can pull them­selves out.

Farm Fresh

Trac­tors? So yes­ter­day ago in hip­ness. Meet David Granat’s ’99 Jeep Wran­gler, so now in hip­ness. The TJ gets used around the Cho­sun Cof­fee Farm in Tar­razú, Costa Rica. “On this par­tic­u­lar farm, I haven’t used the trac­tor in a few sea­sons, do­ing all farm work with the Jeep!”

…To BeYour Law­fully Wran­gler’d Hus­band?

Chad Pfleger sent this. It’s from 2004. It’s his ’98 Jeep Wran­gler. The trail is Hal Johns in South Dakota. That’s all you need to know in ad­vance. And now, please pro­ceed, Chad: “I was in the driver seat and my girl­friend Heather was rid­ing in the pas­sen­ger seat. It was the first time she had been in the rocks or do­ing any off-road­ing for that mat­ter. While climb­ing up the rock to get a good flex photo, the sus­pen­sion un­loaded and tipped us into the wall. All I re­mem­ber is look­ing over at her and see­ing her white-knuckle the grab han­dle on the dash. She looked over at me with this scared look, shak­ing her head, and I swear she was about to start yelling.” Let the wa­ger­ing be­gin on whether she broke up with him that day, right there, on Hal Johns, in South Dakota, in 2004. Well, you lost that bet—they’re now mar­ried, have kids, and still have the TJ. “I can’t get my wife out of the driver seat, which makes wheel­ing with the family even more fun.”

Jp Mag­a­zine (ISSN 1097-2730), Novem­ber 2018, Vol. 23, No. 11. Pub­lished monthly by TEN: Pub­lish­ing Me­dia, LLC, 1212 Av­enue of the Amer­i­cas, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10036. Copy­right 2018 by TEN: Pub­lish­ing Me­dia, LLC. All Rights Re­served. Pe­ri­od­i­cals postage paid at New York, NY and ad­di­tional mail­ing of­fices. Printed in the USA. Sin­gle copy price is $6.99. Sub­scrip­tion rates for 1 year (12 is­sues) U.S., APO, FPO, and U.S. Pos­ses­sions $18.00. Cana­dian or­ders add

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