Jeep Logo – Jeep is a brand of off-road cars created by the company Willys-Overland in 1941, and today is a division of Chrysler LLC. There are several versions about the origin of the name “Jeep”. The most accepted cartoon comes from the 1930’s, Popeye the Sailor, which featured a character called Eugene the Jeep, a yellow pet like a dog with supernatural powers and the soldiers Americans attributed these powers to the Jeep. During the Second World War, this version is accompanied by a less imaginative, which attributes the name to the initials GP, General Purpose, under which the army of the United States organized the competition to provide themselves with a small vehicle utility of four wheels.
The reason why these versions become confused and eventually debate is the way it is written: It is said that the name Jeep is reduced pronunciation of the acronym GP, ie Pi Yi. However, as the character of Popeye the Sailor used the Jeep name as you type the name of the brand, and also this nice character communicated only through the repetition of “Jeep Jeep” finally is often credited with the origin of name.
The late General George C. Marshall defined the Jeep as “The greatest contribution of the United States of America to modern military operations.” In fact, the history of the Second World War is also the story of the early years of Jeep, since after 1941 participated in all campaigns and machine gun vehicle, reconnaissance vehicle, ambulance, van, limousine to the front, transport ammunition, machine for stringing wires and cab.
The name Jeep was so prestigious that the June 13th of 1950 Willys-Overland was registered as a trademark trade internationally. Today the brand is owned by Chrysler LLC, Chrysler Corporation acquired from American Motors (AMC), the successor to Willys-Overland in 1987. Jeep is currently used in various parts of America and the world as a vehicle for fun in the different clubs compete for different obstacles and different routes of rivers, deserts, rocks, etc.. and this sport one of the most extreme vehicles and well known in the United States.