Key West Jeep Gallery Mayhem

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If you pay attention to JK Forum‘s front page on a regular basis, you likely noticed my little exploration of the Jeep Wrangler and its perfection in the Florida Keys. It won’t come as a surprise to some of you, but I’m not the only one who thinks the Wrangler is the ideal Key West machine. During my trip, I spent one morning just walking around the lesser traveled blocks of Key West, and in less than 20 minutes, I found more than a dozen Wranglers in various states of trim, year, and customization.

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Of course, you have some people who want the Wrangler look, but refuse to give up the comfort and convenience of a hard-topped set of wheels with A/C, but there are plenty of folks who take things to the extreme. Some of my favorites include the machines that look so well used and loved, they may as well be a member of the family. The scratches, faded seats, and worn shift knobs tell wonderful stories about an untold number of evenings on the beach, the Milky Way staring down from the heavens, unspoiled by the forever-burning lights of a modern world.

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And then there are the custom and fun Jeeps. Lavishly hand painted, or garishly altered and customized, each one as unique and interesting as the island denizen who owns it. The Jeep Wrangler is like no other car on sale today, so it only makes sense that it would find such a perfect and accepting home in an area of the U.S. that is like no other as well.

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Christian Moe contributes to many of Internet Brands' Auto blogs, including Corvette Forum, Club Lexus and Rennlist.

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