Omix-Ada is not only the world’s largest supplier of aftermarket Jeep accessories, but the company also has one of the largest Jeep collections in the world. At this year’s SEMA Show, several vehicles from its vintage Jeep collection were on display, with a ton of new products to investigate.
“Last year we announced our stamped steel front bumpers, and this year we brought out the stamped steel rear bumper for the JK,” said Dave Logan, sales training manager at Omix-Ada. “We have also restyled our winches to make them more modern-looking, plus they come with a five year warranty.”
“Our Spartacus HD tire carrier kit is heavily-reinforced to secure up to a 37-inch tire and eliminates the need for a swing-away tire carrier,” Logan said. “Now all you have to do is open the tailgate and everything comes off to the side.” He added there were plenty of field-tests to make sure the kit would support the weight of the tire while off-roading.
Logan also walked us through the vintage Jeeps on display in the booth.
“This year, we brought more of our work trucks, versus last year when we brought more of the van-style. The showcase of the vintage Jeeps this year includes a 1946 Willys CJ-2A Farm Jeep. It has the rare column shift, a welding unit in the passenger seat, side arm mower bar on the driver’s side, rear tower boom, and a Newgren buzz saw with table. It also has dual front tires which is pretty rare,” Logan said of the display centerpiece.
Other vehicles on display included two firetruck Jeeps, one purchased from Jeep Jamboree USA founder Mark Smith. A custom, one-of-a-kind Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited “Ready to Rock” vehicle, built in support of SEMA Cares, will be auctioned in 2016 with Barrett-Jackson. All proceeds will be donated to the charity.
It is nice to see a mix of new and old in a day and age where we seem to forget about the past. Omix-ADA‘s collection of vintage Jeeps was a nice sight, and made us appreciate the longevity and history of the Jeep as an American icon.