The BANTAM, FORD AND WILLYS—1/4-TON RECONNAISSANCE CARS book is available from a number of sources, including

This book covers the Bantam BRC, Ford GP and the Willys MA. There are many pages of original documents that have not been published before (as far as I know, anyway).

Lots of detailed photos of all three jeeps!

These jeeps are on display at the Veterans Memorial Museum of Huntsville, AL.

The 1/4-ton, 4×4, truck of World War Two started out in the hands of the Infantry and a little company called American Bantam Car Company. Bantam worked with the Army’s Quartermaster Corps to produce the pilot model that was accepted and then fulfilled their initial contract for 70 trucks. During testing of the pilot both Ford and Willys-Overland were invited to check out this new vehicle. The vehicles were studied in great detail. Soon, at their own expense, Ford and Willys-Overland submitted pilots for testing too. This book covers the production prototypes–Bantam BRC-40, Ford GP and the Willys MA.

(Front Cover), also available from and other fine booksellers!

73+ megabytes of jeep & related info.

Product Details:
Printed: 170 pages, 8.50″ x 11.00″, perfect binding, 60# white interior paper, black and white interior ink , 100# exterior paper, full-color exterior ink
ISBN: 978-1-84728-188-3
Publisher: Robert Notman
Copyright: © 2006 by Robert Notman Standard Copyright License