Autos: Over the Top in a Jeep

Like Spam, Betty Grable and the big-band sound, the Jeep is a memorable symbol of World War II. Its endurance today has nothing to do with nostalgia. The Jeep was first in the field of four-wheel drive, go-anywhere sports vehicles, and it now holds 35% of that rapidly growing market. Last year 60,000 Jeeps were sold, despite competition from Ford's Bronco, General Motors' Blazer and International Harvester's Scout. Jeep owners have their own clubs, and they hold an annual 1,000-mile crosscountry race in Mexico. The race is going to get a new sponsor. Last week Kaiser Industries Corp....

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