American Bantam

From: Daven Anderson
Email: l96lfury@springmail.com
Date: December 28, 2001


American Bantam is right! Ford and Willys,however, were the mass-producers of the wartime Jeeps. Now as far as the NAME goes there's a lot of debate about that (and let's face it,no one really knows!) but certainly the Jeep character in "Popeye" was around and "jeep" was already a slang term in some places for military vehicles, so actually both of those likely share the credit for the eventual official name of Jeep.