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Getting the hell out of town after 54 days straight at work :oops:! First time I've left metro Melbourne since Christmas Day 2019! Patrol is running well (only the 4th, 5th and 6th times this year she's been started).

Stopped in Warty country for the night, before heading bushwards tomorrow morning.
 

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Whats a Landcruiser Bradley?
Credit the Korean War for the birth of the Toyota Land Cruiser. Following North Korea’s invasion of South Korea in June 1950, the United States of America sought to support pro-Western South Korea against its Soviet-backed aggressors. Military trucks were needed, and the U.S., which then still occupied Japan, urged the island nation to develop a domestically produced vehicle for this need. The idea was thus: The U.S. could use such a locally sourced truck in conflicts throughout the region.

By the beginning of 1951, Toyota had developed a military-truck prototype. The Toyota Jeep BJ, as it was initially known, was motivated by the company’s B-type 3.4-liter inline-six engine and featured styling that was inspired by the off-road-friendly, military-spec Jeeps driven by U.S. forces stationed in Japan. Although the Japanese brand’s military truck would be passed over by the country’s National Police Reserve Forces for the Willys Jeep, the Toyota made enough of an impression that it soon was commissioned for use as a patrol car for Japan’s National Police Agency.

The Toyota Jeep BJ soon found itself in the crosshairs of Willys’ legal team, though, as the American automaker claimed ownership of the “Jeep” name and believed that Toyota was infringing on its trademark. In response, Toyota renamed the vehicle Land Cruiser and began selling it as such in the middle of 1954. It wouldn’t be until 1958, however, that U.S. consumers would have the opportunity to get their hands on one. Click through to learn more about the history of Toyota’s iconic SUV in America.


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After Monday and Tuesday, even the calender says W
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whats a Patrol?
 

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After Monday and Tuesday, even the calender says W
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c'mon Bradley..
 
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