I drove a quarter-mile off-road through a local winery vineyard to gain photo access of this four-wheel drive Willys ½-ton pickup. The truck was parked in a staging area and surrounded by various pieces of old farm equipment.

Willys and then Kaiser produced these trucks from ’46 through ’65 but running examples are rare here in Southwest Michigan. Many of these trucks were beat to death plowing “lake effect” snow during our long, cold winters. CCT