Jp (magazine)

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The June 2012 issue of Jp.
Categories Automobile magazine
Frequency 10 per year
Total circulation
(December 2011)
Year founded 1996
Company Source Interlink Media
Country USA
Based in Los Angeles
Language English
ISSN 1097-2730

Jp is an American magazine devoted to Jeeps, Jeep history, and the off-roading lifestyle.[2]


Jp is a Jeep-only publication. It was established in 1996 by Dobbs Publishing Group, which was then acquired by Petersen Publishing Company. Petersen Publishing was sold to British publisher EMAP in 1998, who sold the former Petersen magazines to Primedia in 2001. Today it is published by Source Interlink Media.

Jp is essentially a do-it-yourself manual for any Jeep owner looking to modify, restore, and maintain their Jeep, and each issues contains articles on products, how-to's, upgrades, performance tests, product shootouts, and more. Events are also covered in the magazine, from trail rides in the USA to international competitions and off-road events. Also featured are stories on Jeep history, news, and concept vehicles. The magazine covers Jeep trends and trends in the aftermarket industry.

Types of Jeeps[edit]

Jp covers every Jeep vehicle model in history. These include the Jeep Wrangler, Jeep CJ, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Wagoneer, Jeepster Commando, Jeep Forward Control, Jeep Liberty, Jeep Commander, Jeep Compass, and Jeep Patriot.

Project Jeeps[edit]

Jp Magazine has done multiple Jeep buildups over the years, from "low-buck" to putting in crazy engines. Some of the project Jeeps have been:

2007 Jeep Wrangler, Penny Pincher
1978 Jeep Cherokee Chief, The Monkey Bus
1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport, Project JR 2.0
Various Jeeps, The Sh!tbox Derby
Flatfender Chassis Jeep hot rod, Jeep Rat Rod/Sloppy Seconds
1968 Jeepster Commando, Jeepster Resurrection
1968 Jeep J2000, Project J2008
Jeep CJ-5, Project Hatari or $13 Jeep
1998 Jeep Cherokee, Project Mileage Master
Jeep Buggy Poison Spyder Customs Brusier, Jeep Juggy or Time Bandit
2007 Jeep Wrangler, Ready-to-Run


The following persons have been editor-in-chief of Jp :

  • Christian Hazel
  • John Cappa
  • Rick Pewe
  • Rob Reaser


  • How to Modify Your Jeep Chassis and Suspension for Off-Road


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