Sunday, October 10, 2010

My First Love

Some refer to it as porn.  As distasteful as that word is, I came to understand the use after spending way too much time looking at what I now prefer to call "preppy porn."  

I was originally searching for a photo from a recent magazine that I wanted to feature in a post about tailgating.  What I found was a plethora of photos featuring my first love, the Jeep Grand Wagoneer.  The tailgating post will have to wait.  More Wagoneer posts will be forthcoming.

There really is no preppier automobile, the first “luxury” SUV.  What is more luxurious than plenty of space to spread yourself out? 

This is real cargo space!  Any self-respecting tag-saler knows that you could fit a whole day's worth of finds in here!

Although there appear to be several wonderful gentlemen who specialize in restoring this particular vehicle, there is one who stands out.  Leon Miller of Wagonmaster has turned his passion for the Wagoneer into an amazing service for lover's of this iconic car.  Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could all make a profit from our passion?  The world would certainly be a happier place!

Leon Miller of Kerrville, Texas


  1. Several years ago, the number one stolen vehicle in Alabama was the Jeep Wagoneer. They were stolen for the parts.

  2. still my heart. My DREAM vehicle.

  3. This is the vehicle of my dreams! The ideal Wagoneer for me would include salt stains and 10 years of Nantucket Oversand Vehicle permits on the back bumper................

  4. Hi there! I hope you are well. I continue to anticipate the day that another post from you will show up. You have a great blog. I hope you still plan to continue with it, but have just been too busy to post. "See" you soon.?

  5. I just found your blog and have been looking around. This post amused me because I, too, have been into looking at so-called "preppy porn" lately - specifically, photos of the Jeep Grand Wagoneer! I so, so, so want one.

    Recently, I have also noticed that L.L. Bean has been including in its catalog scenes with the Jeepster Commando (1970 version, I believe.) This is the car (if you can call it a car) of my childhood, which my parents kept for probably 25 years. If only I had been a bit older when they got rid of it - I would certainly have given it a home and restored it.

    My mission is to own one of these two cars. The Jeepster is more "California" (and indeed, though my parents come from Massachusetts, and again reside in New England, they purchased the Jeepster when they lived in California.) The Wagoneer epitomizes "New England summer home car." Apparently the Jeepster has been adopted by preps, too.